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Mr Amar Alwitry
BMedSci, BM, MRCS (Surgery), MRCSEd (Ophth), MRCOphth, FRCOphth, MMedLaw, PgD
Ophthalmology
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About

Mr Amar Alwitry is a Consultant Ophthalmologist specialising in cataract, glaucoma and lid surgery. He was awarded 'Best Ophthalmologist 2019 and Patient Safety Innovator of the Year' by GHP Private Healthcare Awards 2019.


He is a highly experienced Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon who has written three ophthalmology text books and published more than 35 pieces in the world literature. He has a Masters in Medical Law and undertakes much medicolegal work. He has been a specialist advisor to the CQC on Never Events and has recently been appointed as Safety and Learning Special Advisor to NHS Resolutions tasked with developing a National Programme of Learning from Litigation across all Medical Specialities. He is currently working with the GMC, NHSI, and the BMA to facilitate this. 
He regularly gives talks to GPs and Optometrists.


Rather than just undertake private cataract and lens-based procedures as a Generalist he sought further specialist training and obtained Post Graduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive surgery focussing on bespoke patient centred cataract surgery and the use of premium intraocular lenses. He undertakes more than 1800 cataract procedures in a year, more than any other surgeon in the Midlands. He has also published two fiction novels - Emergence and Coercion.

He is also a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Quality and Safety Group.

He is a local surgeon working in Nottingham and Leicestershire so is always available to care for any problems that may occur.



                        

Areas of interest


                        

Bespoke patient centred Cataract Surgery;

Lid surgeries including blepharoplasty, entropion and ectropion repair;

Glaucoma management;

Medical retina conditions including Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD);

Refractive Lens Exchange (with Trifocals to eliminate the need for glasses in the absence of cataract);

Correction of astigmatism;

Laser treatments for posterior capsule opacification

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Medical Procedures

  • Cataract surgery
  • Refractive lens surgery
  • Presbyopia treatment
  • Glaucoma treatment
  • Age-related macular degeneration treatment
  • Chalazion (inner eyelid cyst) removal
  • Dry eye syndrome treatment
  • Eyelid cyst surgery

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Special Interests

  • Cataracts
  • External eye disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Lacrimal disorders
  • Oculoplastics
  • Facial aesthetic surgery
  • Corneal disease
  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Education

  • BMedSci- University of Nottingham 1994 
  • BM BS- University of Nottingham 1996 
  • FRCOphth- Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2006
  • MMedLaw- Glasgow University 2010
  • PgD Cataract and Refractive Surgery- Ulster University 2014

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-06-2019
I would express my thanks to you for the care and consideration you showed me yesterday when I turned up for treatment to my eyes. I have had much treatment on my eyes and I felt as I left your rooms yesterday that this was the first occasion on which I had my problems and the outcome fully explained to me.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-06-2019
I would like to express the gratitude for the treatment I received at the ophthalmology department yesterday. In particular I would like to thank Mr Alwitry who attended to my problem. His kindness and efficiency but in particular his sense of humour made my visit very pleasant.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-06-2019
Thank you for your cheerful, open and honest nature. You made the whole experience relaxed and stress free. My vision is amazing and I am delighted. Thank you so much.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-06-2019
Thank you so much for the operation – it is truly magical.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-06-2019
Dear Mr Alwitry, I was overwhelmed on the day after my operation when I could see without my glasses; particularly the trees and the sky. For 59 years the first thing on waking has been to grope for my specs to begin the day. No more! It amazes me each day to be “normal” and no more steamed up specs either. Thanks to your skill and your jolly support I am very happy.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-06-2019
Mr Alwitry, Thank you so much for removing the “curtain” from my eye. How wonderful to see the full colours of nature again.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-06-2019
Thank you for the splendid surgery to my wife’s left eye.

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27-06-2019
With many thanks for your expert care to both of us.

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27-06-2019
Mr Alwitry, Thank you for putting the colour back into my eyes.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-06-2019
Please pass my thank to Mr Alwitry and his team. I awoke this morning and removed eye protection following my eye surgery yesterday and my treated eye is already better/clearer/improved colour without spectacles than my untreated one with specs. Really impressed with the difference. I look forward to having my other eye treated in a couple of weeks.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-06-2019
Just a brief message to thank Mr Alwitry and his team for their patience and understanding. I was extremely anxious throughout the day and I appreciate the extra effort he took to reassure me. The vision in my right eye is so much better than before; I am typing this without any spectacles and as far as I am aware it makes sense!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-06-2019
I've recently had my left eye cataract removed. I knew it was going to be life changing but was not expecting the outcome so soon after surgery! I am writing this just six days post procedure. Initially I had a problem with double vision which I was expecting given that I still have one eye with a very high prescription for short sight & am still reliant on my glasses, but am excited about getting my right eye done and the prospect of wearing glasses for reading, driving & computer work only! I have worn glasses since the age of 5. I had a complex prescription & high magnification lenses which meant I was restricted to plastic frames & expensive bill on an annual basis which also included prescription sunglasses. I can't see without my glasses, but now if I close my right eye I can see perfectly at a distance with my left no correction! I have removed the left lens from my glasses which means I can see! It takes a while for the brain to get used to the new vision. Initially I wondered how I will ever drive again or walk down stairs without shutting one eye. I did too much, far too much just 3 days post surgery by catching a bus into town, couple of hours walking round then home. Way too much for my brain & eyes to process & spent the next day with eye & head ache! Learnt that lesson! I'm planning to drive tomorrow as my sight is now almost back to 'normal'! I will no longer need prescription sunglasses. I can have trendy glasses with no frame restrictions! Truly life changing! Amazing outcome. Such a great consultant too! Nothing is too much trouble & you feel that you are the only important person in his life for the time you're with him. Wish he could be cloned! He is a busy man but makes time for you, your eyes & your issues! This approach rubs off on the whole team! A true pleasure.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-06-2019
Thank you all of you, so lovely!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-06-2019
Dear Mr Alwitry I just had to send you such a big thank you for the cataract surgery you performed for me last Monday at the Woodthorpe Hospital, Nottingham. I was the one who was going to walk home, if you remember. I am so pleased with the result, you have really given me a new lease of life. I just could not believe how the world looked when I took off the eye shield on Tuesday morning, I could see the buds on the trees and all the wonderful colours. I can read even very small print without any specs, how wonderful is that. I keep going round the house looking for anything with small print on to see if I can read it. Do you know I am the Bionic Woman now I can see so much, the only down side is I can see how old I look and that was a shock I can tell you, still it's what is on the inside that matters. Thank you seems so little to say, I will always be grateful for what you have done. God Bless

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-06-2019
Hi there, just a brief note to say how pleased I am with the service that you provided. I had cataract surgery and after shortly afterwards my eyesight started to deteriorate, in one eye and then the other. Following several attempts to get to this corrected I had laser treatment for Posterior Capsular Opacification by Dr Alwitry. He was very professional and I felt completely at ease during the treatment. My vision is massively improved. Just as he had predicted. With much appreciation

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-06-2019
Dear Mr Alwitry, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you so very much for giving me back a standard of vision that I thought I would never experience again. Many thanks also to all your team at the Circle, Nottingham. From the initial eye test through to the post surgery, the nursing staff were so caring and understanding, putting us all at ease. I will never forget the moment when I removed the eye bandage the morning following the surgery to my right eye. I started to focus, and within seconds could see that the trees were so green, the flowers so bright and vivid. The same joy was repeated a few weeks later following surgery to my left eye. Euphoric!! I can now see clearly without glasses for the first time in over 30 years. I have glasses for computer/reading and a pair of prescription sunglasses for driving. Once again, a huge thank you. I'm still smiling 3 months later when I look out of the window!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-06-2019
After being turned away by 3 surgeons due to the challenges of her case I was happy to find Mr Alwitry who agreed to operate and take out my mother's cataract. She had successful cataract surgery today. Its still too early to judge whether we have improved her quality of life significantly but at least she now has a chance. A very caring doctor who was very good with an extremely vulnerable patient

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-06-2019
A big “thank you” to you and all your colleagues for taking care of me. We all have something special in our lives which we enjoy doing and for me it’s always been sewing. It’s good to be able to sew confidently again, and even more important, to be able to see to take the stiches out again if I change my mind!

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26-06-2019
Many many thanks! Am enjoying reading, jigsaws and Wimbledon! I have my life back!

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26-06-2019
It is now just over 7 weeks since I had my first trifocal lens procedure closely followed a week later with my second eye. I've had my follow up appointment with my optician & all is good. Thank you to Mr Alwitry & all his team including you for your professionalism. I still cannot believe that after nearly 60yrs of glasses/contact lenses I do not need either now. I have a lot of family & friends who are very impressed. Thank you!

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26-06-2019
I am highly delighted with the surgery and with Mr Alwitry who was a wonderful surgeon. The whole experience at Woodthorpe Hospital was excellent and I can’t praise the staff enough. I was suffering from blurred version and I was going blind so I definitely needed to have the surgery. I was amazed at how quickly I was able to get into the hospital for the surgery. It was such a quick and efficient process.

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25-06-2019
Wonderful outcome. Thank you. I am delighted. I only need glasses for extra small print.

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25-06-2019
Sincere thanks - in shock - unbelievable experience, everyone is so caring and Mr Alwitry puts you at ease. Thanks are not enough.

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25-06-2019
Can't believe the difference - a superb team - thank you very much.

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25-06-2019
A wonderful experience. Amazed at the colours and absolutely delighted with the outcome. Mr Alwitry is a charming man and has a lovely manner - I would certainly recommend him to anyone thinking of having cataract surgery.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-06-2019
May I extend my sincere thanks to you for the benefit of your excellent skill, advice and guidance with my recent eye operation and for your exemplary patient interface. This provided a clear description of the procedures and inspired a relaxed state of mind and great confidence in your ability before we went onto the actual operation. My eyes settled down quickly and I now have the vision I had long forgotten from over 50 years ago and am absolutely delighted with the results. I can now read easily, even small print and colours of all things are gloriously vibrant which is wonderful, though I suspect the old habit of groping around for my glasses, first thing in the morning, and realising that I don't need them any more provides amusement for my wife! We would also extend our thanks to your Personal Assistant, Leisa, for her support and interface during this time, which my wife found very helpful and a delightful lady to communicate with. Finally, our thanks to the nurses and support staff at Circle for their bright, cheerful care in the eye imaging procedures and pre and post op ministrations.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-06-2019
Thank you for the difference the operations have made to my life. The world is a brighter place - the colours I see now amaze me. I did not realize my eyes were so bad before. I will never forget how kind and reassuring you were.

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24-06-2019
I'm over the moon. I feel very lucky to have found such a fabulous surgeon. Great improvement in vision. I'm thrilled.

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24-06-2019
Thanks to Mr Alwitry for his exceptional work. You're the absolute best!!!!!" I’m on top of the world, everything was so wonderful I’m going to come back and have my third eye done!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-06-2019
You have to be rated a lot more than 100% in all that you do: friendliness, explanation, persistence to make things better, treatment, and care Loyalty and help to patient is second to none in all that you do. A BIG thankyou. You deserve much more.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-06-2019
The cataract operation performed by yourself in February, so my appreciation for your expertise is overdue. It was apparent from an early stage that the improvement in my eyesight was considerable. First of all I am reading and writing in good light without the use of my spectacles. Secondly, I have been able to see my drive at the 1st hole approach to the green for the first time in some years. Thirdly, the clarity of the tree branches in the distance is so much better with the operated eye than views just with the untouched eye alone. May I thank you so much for achieving this transformation for me. I feel so happy that I prevailed upon my optician to recommend you and to have enjoyed such an experience in your skilful hands. I am grateful to Leisa for making such efficient arrangements at Circle for me.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-06-2019
Thank you to Mr Alwitry and his PA for your excellent service and patience over the last few weeks – I will have absolutely no hesitation in recommending anyone in need of your services to you.

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24-06-2019
I had cataract surgery performed by Mr Alwitry on 7th and 14th May at The Circle Hospital, Nottingham. I had monofocal lenses fitted with one set for distance and the other slightly near-sighted. He also corrected astigmatism in both eyes by making incisions. I am delighted with the result as I am spectacle-free for most everyday tasks such as driving, using a computer or mobile phone, shopping etc. However, I will need glasses for serious reading. My vision is crystal clear and I see colours in their full glory. Mr Alwitry is an adorable man with great charisma and a wonderful presence. He instills confidence by his manner and clear communication throughout assessment and surgery. He is empathic and caring, and this is backed up by his wide knowledge, skill and expertise. Just to see him and interact with him gave me incredible reassurance and confidence. He listened to what I had to say and understood my concerns. I felt confident that he would do his utmost to achieve the best result possible for me. In the operating theatre he put me at ease with his warm and relaxed manner, talking me through the procedure and giving reassurance thoughout. It is worth going through surgery just to experience his brilliant expertise! It was clear that Mr Alwitry works closely with his team and has good relationships with everyone I met at The Circle. In the operating theatre there was friendly banter and the feeling that everyone worked well together. This was also the case in the waiting area before my surgery, where I watched him interacting with the nursing staff while organising the notes for his operating list. A most important member of the team is Mr Alwitrys P.A. Mrs Leisa Blewitt. I very much appreciated her efficiency and kindness throughout my assessment, decision making process before surgery and advice after surgery. Leisa always rang me as promised and provided answers to my queries and reassurance (after consulting Mr Alwitry). She also arranged appointments for me to see him to discuss specific concerns, and for follow up. I felt very secure knowing that I could ring her - and that she was always helpful and delightful. I have already recommended Mr Alwitry to a friend, who wants to have cataract surgery. I think Amar is truly a wonderful ophthalmic surgeon. I feel extremely fortunate to have met him and to have had my surgery performed by him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-06-2019
I wish to thank you very much for my successful cataract operation at Loughborough Hospital. The whole experience was enjoyable and seemed to pass quite quickly! Thank you to you and your colleagues and also to the nursing staff at the hospital.

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10-06-2019
A consultant who puts one at ease straight away is very efficient at his profession. Would recommend

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-06-2019
He explained things very clearly to me in plain simple language that was easy to understand. He did a very professional job and I am delighted with the result....it is great to be able to see things properly again after all this time! I will certainly get him to remove the cataract in the other eye in the near future.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-05-2019
I received excellent treatment for cataract problems. My eyesight is transformed. Very good communication and made to feel at ease all the way through the entire process. First class.

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