George Saleh

George Saleh

NHS secretary: 

Judith Farbon

Consultant telephone: 

01234 792 063

Area(s) of specialism / subspecialism: 

Adnexal and oculoplastic 
Cataracts

Year of first medical qualification: 

2000

Location of initial medical training: 

Imperial College, London

Further key experience: 

Adnexal fellowship, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Date joined Moorfields: 

2007

Membership of professional /national/regional bodies: 

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
British Oculoplastic Surgery Society
American Academy of Ophthalmology
General Medical Council
Medical Defence Union
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Current NHS/university posts, whether full/part time, and starting year: 

Consultant ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital (2009)
Director of simulation training, Moorfields Eye Hospital
NIHR faculty investigator at the biomedical research centre at Moorfields and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
Visiting professor at the University of Surrey
Visiting professor at Cranfield University
Visiting lecturer at Bedfordshire University

Other professional achievements: 

Gold medal as the most distinguished candidate for the clinical and surgical ophthalmic fellowship examination 
Highest first-class distinction for BSc 
Head of the International Forum for Ophthalmic Simulation 
UK lead for the International Council of Ophthalmology’s assessment taskforce 
London Deanery virtual reality ophthalmology training lead

Research interests: 

Primary investigator on a range of studies examining:

  • Technologies for watery eye
  • National eyelid cancer trends
  • Surgical outcomes in eyelid surgery
  • Software in dry eye treatments
  • Diagnostic tools for diabetic retinopathy
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Cataract surgery evaluation
  • Virtual reality in cataract training
  • Transdermal nanoparticle carriers


Also involved in several international collaborations examining ophthalmic surgical training tools
More than 100 national and international presentations and more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications

Languages spoken: 

English, Greek, French and basic Arabic

Any other personal interests/background information that may be relevant: 

Longstanding involvement in astrophysics and cosmology, having been published by NASA’s health portal