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Mr Alex Shortt
MB BCh, MSc, MRCOphth, PhD, FRCOphth
Ophthalmology
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General Medical Council: 6066328

LANGUAGES

english

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Ophthalmology

CONSULTATION FEES

New appointment: £250 medical patients, laser eye surgery assessment 150
Follow-up appointment: £175

About

Mr Shortt is a leading ophthalmic surgeon and an expert in the fields of cornea, cataract, lens implants and laser eye surgery. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and a highly experienced surgeon having performed over 3,000 eye surgery procedures.  Mr Shortt trained and worked as a consultant ophthalmologist at the world renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital for 14 years.  He has received numerous prizes and distinctions including the Fight for Sight prize, the Moorfields Research Medal and both the Crombie and Harcourt medals from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Mr Shortt studied medicine at the National University of Ireland in Dublin. He then studied for an MSc in Physiology at UCD, Dublin followed by a PhD in Ophthalmology at University College, London. This was followed by 10 years of specialised clinical, surgical and research training at Moorfields Eye Hospital culminating in his appointment as an NHS consultant at Moorfields. In 2016 he left Moorfields to establish his own independent eye clinic on London’s famous Harley Street.

Mr Shortt sits on the editorial boards of various professional publications and has published extensively himself. He holds a research position at University College London’s Institute of Ophthalmology where he and his research team are working to develop new stem cell therapies for corneal blindness. 

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Medical Procedures

  • Cataract surgery 
  • Corneal transplantation
  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • LASIK
  • LASEK
  • ReLEx SMILE
  • SMILE
  • Presbyond
  • ICL
  • Implantable Collaner Lenses
  • Lens exchange 
  • Lens implants
  • Presbyopia

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Special Interests

  • Dry eye Syndrome
  • Corneal disease
  • Cataracts
  • Eye problems
  • Vision Problems
  • Laser eye surgery
  • Vision correction 

Education

  • PGDipCRS (University of Ulster)
  • FRCOphth
  • PhD (University College London)
  • MRCOphth (Royal College of Ophthalmologists)
  • MSc (University College Dublin)
  • MB ChB (University College Dublin)

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-10-2018
From first meeting Alex Shortt was both friendly and highly professional. He listened carefully and clearly appreciated my particular requirements, did a beautiful job in the operating theatre and has transformed my eyesight. I can't thank him enough!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-09-2018
Having been very short-sighted for most of my life, the decision to undertake laser eye surgery was nonetheless a very precious one. I previously attended consultations with other laser eye surgery companies and was told I was unsuitable for LASIK. I was seamlessly put at ease by the surgeon Mr Shortt who thoroughly explained the findings of my scans and I was delighted to be offered both procedures of LASIK and SMILE. Following further advice from Mr Shortt and Vicky Roberts, the Refractive Optometrist, I decided to go with SMILE. On the day of surgery, I was prepped, and had the procedure explained in great depth. Fifteen minutes later it was over! It was instantly obvious that my vision was returning, and I could even see the clock on the other side of the room without glasses which was such an amazing experience. The team at the follow up appointments were very professional, caring and supportive. I have not experienced any debilitating glare and have had a full visual recovery and at my last follow up I was told that I have better than 20/20 vision. SMILE has not only ensured me amazingly clear vision, but it has reduced my dry eyes symptoms which I was experiencing with the use of my previous contact lenses. I can’t stress how much the SMILE procedure has changed my life and I can’t thank the team at Optegra Eye Hospital enough for their honesty, efficiency and patience

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-08-2018
Felt at peace and relaxed. Surgery went smoothly and everyone was very attentive and cool ✌️

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-10-2017
So pleased my son looked on google and found you for me! I’d previously been discharged from hospital following surgery saying nothing could be done for me, I felt devastated. A week later I came here to see Mr Mugit who then referred me to Mr Alex Shortt. Within 3 days I had LASIK treatment and I’m amazed my sight is restored. It’s a miracle! Thank you all, I’ve been treated with kindness, care and respect by all of you and I’m extremely grateful to you all. I will certainly recommend you to anyone I know who needs help and so will my family and friends without any hesitation. God, bless you all.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-10-2017
I can highly recommend Mr Alex Shortt for his expertise and his warm, patient and friendly manner. Having been advised and helped by him unstintingly I will always be a devoted patient. Sheila Banks

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-10-2017
Of course the highest praise to Mr Shortt! Sheila Banks

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-09-2017
I can highly recommend Mr. Alex Shortt for his expertise and his warm, patient- friendly manner. Having been advised and helped by him unstintingly I will be always be a devoted patient.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-08-2017
He is very good doctor.He did great check up of my eyes.He deserves 5 stars,!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-08-2017
Mr Shortt listened and answered all my questions with great patience. He is professional and friendly.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-08-2017
Was given all the information in the consultation, friendly

Mr Alex Shortt

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BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-08-2017
Feel so lucky to of found Mr Shortt after serval years of bad experience. The knowledge was remarkable. Recommended my daughter to come here to see Alex for her issues

Mr Alex Shortt

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BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-08-2017
Excellent

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-08-2017
Alex is an excellent consultant and everyone was very helpful and friendly, I would definitely recommend him and the hospital

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-08-2017
I am so pleased with both my new Zeiss lenses! Thanks to Alex, it's like seeing the world in High Definition and full technicolor for the first time in a decade or two!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-07-2017
Thank you

Mr Alex Shortt

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BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-07-2017
My surgeon Alex Shortt is one of the good guys in the industry and I formed this opinion of him very early. I think I am a good judge of people and he was not only reassuring but is a really really nice man. Made me feel totally at ease about everything and even made me laugh. What a kind gentleman he is and I would recommend him and all of Optegra team at central London to anyone considering any type of eye surgery. If I compare it to my recent experience of optical express, it really is night and day. Well done guys and thank you for being such a top top man Mr Shortt

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-07-2017
Thank you to Mr Alex Shortt and his staff for the wonderful care and treatment for my right eye feels like a new eye

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-07-2017
Thank you Mr Shortt

Mr Alex Shortt

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BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-06-2017
I had the pleasure of being treated by Mr Alex Short today who answered all my questions and explained thoroughly about my condition . I can honestly say I found my experience at the clinic very satisfying, I was quite concerned and distressed on arrival but left with total peace of mind. I have suffered with eye problems for the past ten years and today's consultation was by far the most rewarding, I left with confidence with the advice I had been given and the fact that if needed in future this was only a phone call away, I can totally recommend Mr Short to anyone with eye problems he is without a doubt the best consultant I've seen over the past ten years.

Mr Alex Shortt

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BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-06-2017
I would like to take a further opportunity of thanking you and all the staff at Optegra in Queen Anne Street for the attention and care I received during my visits to have lens replacement surgery to both of my eyes. It goes without saying that I would like to pay special praise to Alex Shortt, the surgeon who operated on my eyes, for his skills in what I describe as "bringing me out of a twilight world" after 60 years with severe short-sightedness. Based on my experiences, I would recommend him to anyone considering this type of surgery. However, despite his obvious surgical skills, where he also scores top marks is in "table manners", as this is an area where several doctor and consultants I have had the previous misfortune to meet have been sadly lacking. It is essential, particularly when meeting the surgeon for the first time, that the surgeon conducts himself in a manner that shows warmth, humility and kindness towards the patient, together with a smile on their face. Yes, the treatment comes at a cost, but there is no cost involved in easing the patient's initial nerves, both at the outset and throughout the treatment process. Best wishes to all at Optegra

Mr Alex Shortt

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BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-06-2017
Just wanted to drop you a note about my experience at Optegra. I have found the whole process to be 100 times less stressful and nerve wrecking that I expected. Nobody likes the thought of surgery, me even less as I have a thing about my eyes being operated on, but the staff have been excellent from my first phone call to aftercare. My surgeon, Alex Shortt, is one of the good guys in the industry and I formed this opinion of him very early. I think I am a good judge of people and he was not only reassuring, but is a really really nice man. Made me feel totally at ease about everything and even made me laugh. What a kind gentleman he is and I would recommend him and all of Optregra to anyone considering any type of eye surgery. If I compare it to my recent experience of Optical Express, it really is night and day. Well done guys and thanks for being such a top top man Mr Shortt. Best Regards Mr Darrington

Mr Alex Shortt

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BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-05-2017
I was pleasantly surprised at the bright, modern atmosphere when I checked in for my appointment. The front desk made me very comfortable with a nice warm cup of tea. My wait time was quite short and the gentleman that did my testing couldn't have been nicer. The Optometrist was equally lovely. I never felt rushed and she explained everything in a language I understood. Mr. Alex Shortt has a great smile and he made me feel I was in competent hands . I had many questions and he was very generous with his time. My entire experience at Optegra on Queen Anne in London met and exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Mr. Shortt and his team.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-05-2017
I want to thank you for your time on Wednesday at Queen Anne Street. You helped identify my eye health problems which was misdiagnosed and overseen despite extensive ongoing tests in Canada where I am currently residing. Your professional advice and recommendations following my appointment has given me much comfort and reassurance that the problem can be resolved and I will be able to regain good eye health in the future. As you are fully aware, as a Financial Advisor I was very concerned about my partial loss of sight and the consequent impact on my business. Your time, patience and thorough examinations to gain a full understanding of my situation has alleviated my initial fears, and I am very grateful. From my experience, I would feel very confident referring anybody to your clinic for eye health support and consultation. Thank you so much once again R Persaud

Mr Alex Shortt

thank you we are happy we can help

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-08-2016
Very nice person, that's exactly how doctors should behave, a human first and then a doctor, I recommend Dr short to everyone.

Mr Alex Shortt

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate your recommendations and thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-06-2016

Mr Alex Shortt

Thank you for taking the time to share your review.

Peer Recommendations

BY mr Amir Hamid

13-07-2017
An excellent clinician with the most gentle and approachable bedside manner. I would recommend him for unrushed care of the highest quality
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