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Mr Alex Shortt
Mr Alex Shortt
MB BCh, MSc, MRCOphth, PhD, FRCOphth
Ophthalmology
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SUBSPECIALTIES

Vision Correction Surgery

REGISTERED WITH

General Medical Council: 6066328

LANGUAGES

english

RECOMMENDED FOR

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Ophthalmology

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)

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5.0

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Really positive. He reduced the stress I felt and made the whole process much less daunting.
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13-11-2019
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I felt very safe in the hands of Mr. Shortt. The entire process was very smooth.
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09-10-2019
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Very professional and friendly
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09-10-2019
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Great doctor, explained very thing very clearly and kept me calm during the procedure
Patient seen for:Laser Eye Surgery
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04-10-2019
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Professional and informative.
Patient seen for:Laser Eye Surgery
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07-09-2019
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Friendly, approachable, patient, kind and considerate is how I found Mr Alex Shortt when I went for a free consultation at the Optegra Clinic in Central London a few months ago. He definitely knows his stuff and understands and is able to convey to the patient the risks involved with a balanced view. I left feeling very comfortable in his presence and felt that as a patient you could put your trust in this surgeon to do the best for you. He instils an air of confidence without being arrogant and obviously knows his craft well. A thoroughly nice man who I felt could be relied upon.
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05-09-2019
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Mr Shortt instantly made me feel comfortable. He was friendly, professional and fully explained everything before, during and following the operation. He was great!
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29-08-2019
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Mr Shortt was patient, explained everything clearly and left me feeling in very safe hands throughout my SMILE procedure.
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28-08-2019
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Mr Shortt was very professional and friendly, and put me at ease
Patient seen for:Laser Eye Surgery
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28-08-2019
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Fantastic surgeon - explained everything to me incredibly well and performed the surgery brilliantly.
Patient seen for:Laser Eye Surgery
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26-08-2019
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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
For specialty: Ophthalmology
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