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What is Samer Hamada's training, background and experience in eye surgery

Hello, I’m Samer Hamada
Consultant Ophthalmologist and Corneal Surgeon

I’m a world-renowned surgeon with specialist training in cornea and refractive surgery. I have treated thousands of patients, providing them with professional and tailored care that achieves excellent results and improved quality of life.

My team of highly qualified surgeons are experts in vision correction. Together, from our state-of-the-art clinics in London and East Grinstead, we have the combined knowledge, technology and expertise to treat every eye condition.

Why choose Eye Clinic London?

  • We are an authority in our field – Our opinions are respected and valued by industry peers
  • We have a wealth of experience in managing complex and challenging eye diseases
  • We follow the latest evidence-based eye treatment using the most advanced equipment

Read the highlights of my professional CV


I have higher qualifications in cataract and refractive surgery, including a master degree from Ulster University and fellowship training in a reputable international eye centre.

I have also attained higher specialist training at reputable national and international centres of excellence. After completing my general ophthalmic surgical training, I undertook five years of sub-specialist training, with fellowships in cataract, corneal and refractive surgery.

In addition, I am fellowship-trained in managing corneal diseases in children from Great Ormond Street Hospital for children.

My areas of expertise include:

  • Laser refractive surgery
  • Intraocular lens (non-laser) refractive surgery
  • Advanced cataract surgery
  • Intraocular lens procedures including premium lenses such as Multifocal, toric, and phakic lenses
  • The management of laser refractive surgery complications

I am a fellow and member of the following professional national and international organisations:

  • The Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London (FRCOphth) – this organisation sets the standards for professional practice and advice on various aspects of excellence in ophthalmology
  • The Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh (FRCSEd)
  • The International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS)
  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO)
I am one of the very few eye surgeons in the world who have educational, academic and clinical skills to manage corneal diseases in children.

I am currently a consultant eye surgeon at the world-famous Corneoplastic Unit and Eye Bank at Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Trust. Here I manage complex referrals of corneal and eye surfaces diseases in adults and children from around the UK.

I am active in developing innovations for managing patients with corneal diseases.

I regularly speak at international eye conferences and teach colleagues on front line advances in eye surgery.

I have published pioneering papers on the management of corneal diseases and have written many book chapters on cornea and cataract.

I was chosen as a reviewer for several renowned ophthalmology journals, including the American Journal of Ophthalmology and British Journal of Ophthalmology. In addition, I am a contributing editor on many peer-reviewed journals.

In 2013, I received the distinguished achievement award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology for my contributions towards new advances in ophthalmology.

I have also received many awards and prizes for excellence in patient care.

Best Patients Experience as voted by patients themselves – two years in row.

What my cataract surgery patients love about my service


“As soon as I met Mr Hamada, I knew I was in safe hands. He is an expert in his field, and very reassuring. His work was impeccable, and I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone wanting a professional, kindly, expert service.”

Annabel Giles, Lens replacement

“I came all the way from the US to be evaluated by Mr. Samer Hamada who provided me with a world-class experience. I was treated with technology that doesn’t exist in the United States. My vision improved significantly since the surgery. Mr. Samer Hamada is definitely a Keratoconus expert.”

Tareq Kass Hout, Keratoconus
“I am glad to be with Mr Hamada. I am glad to be examined by Mr Hamada who acts responsibly and professionally. I never had this experience before from a previous ophthalmologist. I am thankful to Mr Hamada for the successful diagnosis and treatment of my case.”
Ghiath Sumainah

“What a Consultant. Dr. Hamada is a man who was born for this profession. As soon as we walked into the room you felt that you had met a man who was gentle and kind. His demeanour was of a man who knew his trade. He speaks in a way that you will understand. He explains exactly what is wrong and the way he will help fix it for you.”

Sam Brock

“My eyes got really sore, tired and gritty feeling this year. It kept getting worse for about 6 months and every time I thought about it, I kept thinking it would eventually go away, but it just didn’t budge. So I want to say a big thank you to eye doctor Mr Samer Hamada who finally sorted me out! Apart from the eye tests I expected, he also took a really personal approach. I appreciate that he asked questions about my whole diet and lifestyle which helped him to quickly figure out why my eye surface was inflamed. I now have simple steps I can take to reduce the inflammation through diet and lifestyle changes which I’ve now been doing for 2 weeks. I also have been using the special non-preservative eye drops and gels that Mr Hamada provided. My eyes are already feeling so much better and I’m so relieved to have had help to sort this out. If you’ve been noticing your eyes getting dry – don’t wait to sort it out as it keeps getting continually worse and you can find relief very quickly with the right help.”

Laura Livesey, Dry eye

“Mr Hamada’s London Eye Care and his team are a delight. Nothing was too much trouble and the help, support, advice and guidance before during and after the surgery was all world class. I have worn glasses since the age of 13 years and had the onset of cataracts for the last five so it has all been very much a life changing experience to be free from glasses once more.”

Timothy Thompson

“We saw Mr Hamada after our 14-year-old son was diagnosed with keratoconus by another specialist. Mr Hamada talked us through the pros and cons of the cxl epi off and epi on procedures, he answered all our many and detailed questions without rushing us and as openly and honestly as possible. We opted to go ahead with cxl epi off with Mr Hamada. Our experience with Mr Hamada and his team, from his incredibly informative and supportive Secretary Joanna, nurse Mimi and Mr Hamada himself who was incredibly reassuring and put us and our son at ease both before, during and after the procedure, and at each follow-on appointment, has been the best possible. I would go so far as to say that he and his team are by far the best medical team I have ever experienced. I recommend him highly and would be happy to speak to anyone considering an expert in this field.”

Lisa & George, Keratoconus

“I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Hamada and his team. From the first call to inquire about booking an appointment to booking it, I was so impressed with his wonderful secretary Joanna- she really is worth her weight in gold, her lovely manner and care made me decide to go for this clinic. Dr Hamada was a lovely man with a very kind and thorougher way about him – he put my 4-year-old daughter at ease. The appointment was lengthy but at no point were we rushed and able to ask as many questions- things were explained so well. I would have no hesitation at all to recommend anyone to use Dr Hamada and his team- I have already recommended to some other parents.”


“Mr Hamada, his assistant Joanna and his ophthalmic technicians provide a caring, efficient and high quality service. From the admin through to the surgical aftercare we were very well looked after and we had a high degree of confidence in Mr Hamada’s abilities. Our daughter’s cataracts have been corrected (under general anaesthetic) and her quality of life has improved substantially. You also feel well cared for throughout – the human touch is vital in healthcare, but not always delivered, so well done and thanks to all of the team.”

Nat & Rich