- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at The Edinburgh Clinic .
This package includes your appointments before and after surgery, as well as your surgery and mono-focal lenses. It means you won’t use up your out-patient benefit or receive any additional bills from your surgeon (or anaesthetist, if you need one) for eligible treatment.
Please call the Bupa Eye Care team to find out more about and to pre-authorise your treatment on 0345 600 7267.
- Surgical retinal
Manjit Mehat is an award-winning eye surgeon who specialises in cataract and retinal surgery, including floaters, macular hole, epiretinal membrane and retinal detachment surgery. He also manages patients for the medical treatment of retinal conditions, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and blood vessel disorders of the retina.
Manjit has undertaken 8-years of advanced surgical and research training at the world renowed Moorfields Eye Hospital. This included a two-years retinal surgery fellowship where he performed complex retinal and cataract surgery.
Dr Mehat has research expertise in retinal disease with a particular focus on the application of gene and stem-cell therapy to treat blindness. He is currently chief surgeon for the first retinal gene therapy trial in Edinburgh. Manjit has also been a senior investigator in the world's first gene therapy trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (2015) and more recently he was lead author for the first European trial for stem-cell transplantation for inherited macular degeneration.
Dr Mehat's NHS practice is currently based at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavillion in Edinburgh and consults privately at The Edinburgh Clinic and Spire Shawfair.
Areas of interest
Cataract surgery – premium and toric intraocular lenses; Complex cataract surgery including lens exchange; Floaters; Macular hole; Epiretinal membrane; Age-related macular degeneration; Diabetic retinopathy; Retinal vein occlusion
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Adam Paul Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion - Edinburgh
Gene and cell therapy
Age related macular degeneration
Epiretinal membrane management
Macular hole treatments
National Research Scotland - Career Research Fellowship
Moorfields Eye Charity Travel award
ARVO International Travel Award
UK Regenerative Medicine Platform Hub: Partnership Grant Award
Medical Research Council; Clinical Research Training Fellowship
Tomlinson Prize for Ophthalmology
Wellcome Trust Medical Elective Prize
Centenary and Hardwick Prize for Clinical Investigation
Mehat M, Sundaram V, Ripamonti C, Robson A, Smith A, Borooah S, Robinson M, Rosenthal A, Innes W, Weleber R, Lee R, Crossland M, Rubin G, Dhillon B, Steel DHW, Anglade E, Lanza R, Ali RR, Michaelides M and Bainbridge J. Transplantation of human embryonic stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelial cells in macular degeneration. Ophthalmology. 2018 Nov;125(11):1765-1775
Lange C, Mowat F, Sayed H, Mehat M, Duluc L, Piper S, Luhmann U, Nandi M, Kelly P, Smith A, Ali R, Leiper J, Bainbridge J. Dimethylarginine dimethylaminohydrolase-2 deficiency promotes vascular regeneration and attenuates pathological angiogenesis. Exp Eye Res. 2016 Jun;147:148-55.
Subash M, Comyn O, Samy A, Qatarneh D, Antonakis S, Mehat M, Tee J, Mansour T, Xing W, Bunce C, Viswanathan A, Rubin G, Weleber R, Peto T, Wickham L, Michaelides M. The Effect of Multispot Laser Panretinal Photoco- agulation on Retinal Sensitivity and Driving Eligibility in Patients With Diabetic Retinopathy. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Jun 1;134(6):666-72.
Bainbridge JW, Mehat MS, Sundaram V, Robbie SJ, Barker SE, Ripamonti C, Georgiadis A, Mowat FM, Beattie SG, Gardner PJ, Feathers KL, Luong VA, Yzer S, Balaggan K, Viswanathan A, de Ravel TJ, Casteels I, Holder GE, Tyler N, Fitzke FW, Weleber RG, Nardini M, Moore AT, Thompson DA, Petersen-Jones SM, Michaelides M, van den Born LI, Stockman A, Smith AJ, Rubin G, Ali RR. Long-term effect of gene therapy on Leber's congenital amaurosis. N Engl J Med. 2015 May 14;372(20):1887-97.
- MB ChB University of Leeds 2006
- MSc University College London 2011
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2018
- PhD University College London 2017
- Retinal Fellowship Moorfields Eye Hospital - London 2019
- Clinical Lecturer - NIHR Moorfields Eye Hospital & UCL Institute of Ophthalmology 2018
Reference number 6146741
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC, 2019
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologist
British & Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeon
UK & Ireland Society for Cataract & Refractive Surgery
American Academy of Ophthalmology