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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
“We were referred to Dr.Hamada by one of the UK experts. The expert himself admitted that Dr.Hamada was better than him!! We were not disappointed at all. Dr. Hamada was excellent with my child. His communication skills and knowledge were exemplary. He gave us clear management plan and would not hesitate to recommend him.”
V Nama
“Dr Hamada is an excellent, highly competent doctor with a very kind and sympathetic manner. His reputation for successfully treating dry eye patients seems unparalleled. His team are all extremely friendly and helpful, especially Dr Hamada’s PA Joanna, making the overall experience better than anywhere else I’ve been!”
Isla Cully, Dry eye
“Appointment setting and follow-up were very efficient and well managed. Mr Hamada was kind, reassuring, knowledgeable and had a very warm manner with my young son, making him instantly feel at ease. I feel that we can trust him and that he will finally be able to solve my son’s long-term eye problems that have stumped other eye doctors.”
“A real care provider – true in letter and spirit. After having seen few other consultants we were lucky to see Mr. Hamada. He treated my mother’s eyes and the prolonged inflammation finally went away. My mother went on to receive a corneal graft. Mr. Hamada and his clinic are simply wonderful. Their response is immediate every time even if it’s the weekend. Mr. Hamada puts a lot of personal attention answering every question very patiently and alleviating any fears. His manner is so kind that puts his patients completely at ease. This caring trait continues in the rest of his staff especially his assistant Joanna. I really can’t thank them enough. I thoroughly recommend anyone with eye problems to go to Mr. Hamada. You couldn’t be in better hands. He has treated my mother who is a long sufferer of eye problems. I am grateful always to Mr. Hamada and Joanna for all the support they have provided throughout.”
Charmaine Ghafur

We have replaced some of the images of real patients who provided these testimonials to protect their privacy.

Meet our team


Joanna Tregent

Personal Assistant

Joanna Tregent has worked within the ophthalmic industry for six years and has been with Eye Clinic London for three.

She manages the day-to-day running of the business and will be your primary contact throughout your journey with us.

She loves being part of a professional and trustworthy team that changes people’s lives so positively.

Minita Shah

Specialist Optometrist

Minita Shah qualified as an optometrist in 2005 and has since gone on to train further in cataract surgery, refractive lens exchange, implantable contact lenses and glaucoma.

She places great emphasis on patient and clinical care and enjoys excellent job satisfaction when patients can see without their glasses.

Suffering from dry eyes? Take our 2-minute online dry eye assessment to see if we can help alleviate your symptoms and tackle your condition

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What you need to know about Eye Clinic London


Eye Clinic London (ECL) is a private ophthalmology clinic devoted to the treatment and management of various eye conditions and diseases.

We specialise in corneal disease and surgery, cataract surgery, stem cell and corneal transplantation, and refractive surgery on the cornea and lens both in adults and children.

At Eye Clinic London we work closely with other consultant ophthalmologists, optometrists and orthoptists to achieve the best outcomes for you.

Our main aim is to make sure you get the safest and best treatments available to you. We put your safety before anything else so you can rest assured that you will be in the best and safest hands.

We have established the first private paediatric cornea and ocular surface disease clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London which is part of London Children’s Eye Clinic. Mr Hamada is a pioneer in managing corneal diseases in children; he is one of the very few eye surgeons in the world who has educational, academic and clinical skills to manage corneal diseases in children.

Eye Clinic London is also one of the very few clinics in the world where we give special attention to dry eye disease. We have established the first consultant-led dry eye clinic in the UK where we use various types of treatment, including MiBo Thermoflo treatment, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), and serum eye drops to help control and manage dry eyes.

You will be looked after by Mr Hamada throughout your journey here with us. He will take care of your initial consultation, all key appointments, your surgery if required and all key follow-up appointments.

You and your GP/Optician will receive regular reports throughout the process, so everyone involved is kept up-to-date on your progress.

We thrive to excel in everything we do and are always investing in innovations to give you a genuinely life-changing treatment.

We want to win and keep your trust; so please go ahead and contact us now, we will be delighted to assist you.

Consultant ophthalmic surgeon, Samer Hamada, established Eye Clinic London as a centre of excellence.

Using the latest diagnostics, advanced evidence-based therapies and performing the most innovative yet safest treatment modalities, Mr Hamada can treat all eye diseases, from the minor to the most complex.

He has over 21 years’ experience and is a world-renowned specialist in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery. Not only is he a leading surgeon, but he is also the only dual fellowship trained in corneal diseases in children from reputable institutions in the UK..

Whether you require cataract surgery, refractive laser vision correction (LASIK and LASEK), refractive lens exchange, implantable contact lens (ICL), corneal cross-linking for keratoconus or corneal transplantation, you can rest assured that you will always receive our honest advice and that we will discuss the best options to meet your expectations.

Each treatment is tailored to suit your particular needs and to enable you to enjoy your maximal visual potential.

Children’s Eye Clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital

At London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for Children, we have established the first private cornea and ocular surface disease clinic as part of London Children’s Eye Clinic.

We believe that GOSH is the best place to treat children with eye diseases.

Our team of top specialist cover all subspecialist areas in paediatric ophthalmology. Including cornea, cataract, glaucoma, neuro ophthalmology, squint, eyelids and lacrimal system, retinal diseases and clinical genetics.

Our world-renowned specialist in the field offers electrodiagnostic testing such as VEP and ERG.

All major surgeries are performed at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

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