Mr Mukhtar Bizrah

Mukhtar Bizrah is a consultant cornea, refractive and cataract surgeon at the Western Eye Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He is also the unit training lead for ophthalmology. Mr Bizrah is one of the few ophthalmic surgeons in the world who is board-certified in the UK, Canada and Europe:

• Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth, UK)
• Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC, Canada)
• Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO, Europe)
• Fellow of the World College of Refractive Surgery (FWCRS)
• Certificate in Laser & Refractive surgery (CertLRS), Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK

Clinical expertise

Mr Bizrah is an expert in advanced refractive, cataract and corneal surgery. His clinical interests include cataract and laser refractive surgeries (e.g. LASIK, LASEK), ICL surgery, cornea transplants (partial and full thickness), pterygium surgery, corneal collagen crosslinking with laser surface remodelling and advanced cornea diseases.

Mr Bizrah regularly performs all types of refractive surgery, including laser refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK), ICL surgery and intraocular lens surgery (e.g. refractive lens exchange).

Mr Bizrah also regularly performs all types of cornea transplant surgeries, including DMEK, DSAEK, DALK and penetrating keratoplasty. He is interested in complex cornea and cataract disorders, and provides second opinions on such cases.

Mr Bizrah’s work has featured in international press as well as on television, such as CNN, ITV and CBS news.

Ophthalmology training

Mr Bizrah completed advanced refractive, cornea and cataract surgery fellowships at two of the world’s most renowned eye institutions:

• Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (London, UK)
• University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Mukhtar Bizrah completed his core ophthalmology training at the London deanery. This included 2 years at the Western Eye Hospital and 2 years at Moorfields eye hospital.

Undergraduate training

University College London (UCL) and St George’s, University of London. He won numerous awards by the time he completed undergraduate training, including London Student of the Year award, Royal Society of Medicine Brigadier Haywood prize and Wellcome Trust Research Prize.

Prizes, awards & research

Mukhtar Bizrah is actively involved in research, is an author on over 50 research articles and international presentations. Mr Bizrah has won 26 awards and prizes on an International, national and regional level.

Other interests

Medical Education

Mukhtar Bizrah is the founder & co-director of world-renowned London Eye Course, the largest ophthalmology revision course in Europe & North America. He is also the founder of the London laser and refractive surgery (LRS) course.

Humanitarian work

Mukhtar is establishing links with the Tanzania to support ophthalmology training, and to facilitate eye healthcare service to those unable to afford this. Through the London Eye Institute, Mukhtar aims to raise £20,000 a year to support this initiative.

Academic Awards

1. ESO Conference best research Poster Award (2023)
2. University of British Columbia – Ophthalmology Teaching Award (2020)
3. Royal Society of Medicine Ophthalmology Travelling Fellowship Award (2020)
4. Ethicon Foundation Award (2020)
5. Sir William Lister and Dorey Bequest Travel Awards (2019)
6. HCA International Foundation Scholarship Award (2019)
7. WCSM Education Trust Award (2019)
8. TFC Frost Charitable Trust Scholarship Award (2018)
9. UCLP Higher Trainee of the Year Runner Up Award (2017)
10. Royal College of Psychiatrists – Runner up medical education project award (2013)
11. ARVO Member-In-Training (MIT) Award (2012)
12. ARVO International Travel Grant (2012)
13. Foundation Year 2 Regional Audit Competition Merit (2011)
14. South Thames Foundation School (STFS) Teaching Merit (2011)
15. Wellcome Trust Student Elective Prize (2010)
16. Royal Society of Medicine – Brigadier Haywood Prize (2010)
17. University Student Selected Components (SSC) Prize (2010)
18. University Clinical Sciences Merit (2010)
19. University Medical Sciences Merit (2010)
20. Medical Student Conference Fund Award (2009)

Extra-curricular & Community service Awards:

1. Imperial College Trust Make A Difference Award (2019)
2. Shortlisted for Chairman Award for outstanding contribution to Moorfields (2016)
3. London Student of the Year Award (2010)
4. University Gold Card Award (2010)
5. University Students Union Colours Award (2010)
6. Gold Klevis Kola Foundation Award (2009)
7. Gold SGUL Community Education Award (2009)