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Mr Sheraz Daya
MB BCh, BAO, LRCP & SI (Honors degree)
Ophthalmology
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About

Mr Sheraz Daya is a British ophthalmologist best known for founding the Centre for Sight in 1996 and for his work in the use of stem-cell research during sight recovery surgery.

In 1995 Mr Daya performed the first the LASIK laser vision correction procedure in the UK and became a well known trainer of the procedure. He has pioneered a number of techniques and has been involved in the area of Stem Cell Transplantation and tissue engineering. His techniques and outcomes have been reported in the international press and revealed on TV as the surgeon who restored the sight of Katie Piper, the celebrity who was the subject of a viscous acid attack.

AWARDS -
Power List 2018 “Ophthalmologist” – listed in the top 100 most influential people in the world of ophthalmology
The Good Doctors Guide 2018 by the DailyMail as one of the best cataract surgeons in the UK
• Listed in The Muslim 100 Parliamentary Review Power List honouring the most influential and powerful individuals and also nominated for Healthcare Excellence
The Fyodorov Medal at the 32nd International Congress of the HSIOIRS in Athens, Greece 2018
Whitney G Sampson lecture by American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) in New Orleans 2017
Silver Award 2010, Dept. of Health, UK for his contribution to the NHS and Ophthalmology in UK

Mr Daya qualified from the National University of Ireland in 1984. He studied abroad and began his professional practice in 1993 when he returned to the UK. In 1995 Mr Daya was one of the first ophthalmologists to perform LASIK eye surgery in the UK. Mr Daya has developed new techniques in corneal transplant surgery including the integration of stemcell treatment to trigger ocular surface restoration. His 2005 trial helped forty people to partially or fully regain their previously impaired vision including Deborah Catlyn who was blind in both eyes.

In 1999, Mr Daya first began using and developing the techniques for a procedure which could potentially be used in over 1000 patients in the UK. He has also worked in the fields of anterior segment and keratorefractive surgery.

Mr Daya has performed a number of successful surgeries which have appeared in the news including the restoration of Katie Piper's sight in her left eye following an acid attack. The incident and surgery were the topic of the television news special Katie: The Science of Seeing Again, which aired on Channel 4 on the 7th of February 2012.

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Medical Procedures

  • Laser eye surgery
  • Implantable Contact Lenses
  • Laser Lens Replacement
  • Cataract surgery
  • Corneal Transplants / Grafts
  • Stem cell transplant
  • Refractive surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Dry Eye treatment
  • Keratoprosthesis
  • Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty
  • DSAEK
  • DSEK
  • DMEK 

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Special Interests

  • Keratoconus
  • Fuchs Dystrophy
  • Dry eye
  • Intraocular lens problems

Education

Positions Held
  • 1996 to date Medical Director, Centre for Sight
  • 1994-2011 Director & Consultant, Corneo Plastic Unit & Eye Bank, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead
  • 1992-1994 Co-Director Corneal Services, Catholic Medical Centre, Queens New York

MEDICAL SCHOOL

  • Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, Graduated 1984 with Honours Degree

Internship & Residency

  • Internship: Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Residency: Internal Medicine (1985 to 1988), NY Downtown Hospital, New York, NY
  • Residency: Ophthalmology (1988 to 1991), Catholic Medical Centre (Cornell University), NY
  • Fellowship: Cornea, Anterior Segment & Refractive Surgery University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA & Richard Lindstrom, Phillips Eye Centre, Minneapolis

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-06-2018
I wanted treatment to not have to wear vision aids. The results have given me confidence and a better life. The results are as good as I thought it would be. My experience at Centre for Sight has been pressure free, friendly and well guided. I chose Centre for Sight because of a recommendation from my Optician and I was advised they are the industry leaders. I would recommend this hospital to friends and family.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-05-2018
After initial nervousness I decided that struggling with bifocals on escalators and stairs, I'd had enough of the worried look having had to hang onto hand rails and the occasional stranger, to go for it! Super Vet...this is magic for humans, a miracle, and I feel so proud I took the plunge. Within a short time I could read clearly, drive and garden. I also feel more confident.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-05-2018
I wanted treatment to not have to wear vision aids, which the results have achieved giving me freedom. I am amazed at the results that were obvious on the day after surgery. I chose Centre for Sight for my eye care because of recommendations from friends. Overall I would recommend this hospital to others

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-04-2018
I wanted treatment to have better vision, which the results had achieved better than expected. The results have given me a better life. It was very nice how we received follow up calls to check how we're feeling. I chose Centre for Sight because of its excellent reputation. Overall I would recommend this hospital to friends and family.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-04-2018
I wanted treatment to not have to wear vision aids, which the results have achieved giving me confidence and a better life. I chose Centre for Sight because I wanted the best! I would recommend this hospital to friends and family.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-04-2018
I wanted treatment to have better vision without vision aids. The results have given confidence, improved my Golf in terms of depth and perception of green reading. The results in fact are better than I initially expected, they have given me a better life. The service and treatment I received was first class. I could not fault anything. The experience was extremely professional and could not have expected anything better. My sight has improved more than expected. Life is better without glasses! I chose Centre for Sight because it was recommended by my Optician. I would recommend this hospital to friends and family.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-04-2018
WOW! I was scared to death when my eyes went painfully cloudy and sore a year after I had cataract surgery from a local clinic in my neighborhood. I was instantly put at ease after a visit to the Centre For Sight and a thorough examination from Dr. Daya and his team. Dr. Daya determined both my eyes needed capsulotomy laser treatment and it was done there and then in his office. From the moment I entered his clinic, I felt safe, well taken care of and cared about. When you are feeling so afraid and vulnerable, it means a great deal. Thank you for your kindness, your expertise and restoring my vision to excellent health.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-04-2018
I wanted treatment to not have to wear vision aids, which the results have achieved giving me confidence and a better life. I chose Centre for Sight because I wanted the best! I would recommend this hospital to friends and family.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-04-2018
I wanted treatment to have better vision, which the results have achieved giving me confidence. Dr Sheraz Daya is a proven miracle worker. I chose Centre for Sight because of a recommendation. I would recommend this hospital to friends and family.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-02-2018
I wanted treatment to have better vision, the treatment was very successful and has given me a better life. My experience at Centre for Sight, was that they are very efficient and thorough. I chose Centre for Sight, because it is conveniently local. I would recommend Centre for Sight to friends and family.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-02-2018
I wanted treatment to have better vision, which the results have achieved giving me a better life. I appreciate the care and diligence regarding detailed data and good technical expertise. Great attention to detail. I chose Centre for Sight, because of their depth of understanding. I would recommend Centre for Sight, to friends and family.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-02-2018
I wanted treatment to have better vision, without vision aids and to have younger eyes. The results have given me freedom, confidence and a better life. I chose Centre for Sight, because Mr Daya was recommended to me by my Optician. I would recommend Centre for Sight to friends and family.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-02-2018
I wanted treatment to not have to wear vision aids, which the results have achieved and given me a better life. Better than expected. Very professional, taken good care of, at every step. I chose Centre for Sight, because of an online search gave up the site and when I found out about Mr Daya and that an eye surgeon was treated here it was a no-brainer. I would recommend friends and family to Centre for Sight.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-01-2018
I wanted treatment to have better vision; without vision aids, which the results have achieved giving me a better life. Better than expected. I am lost for words at how good the results are. Mr Daya and the entire team were polite and extremely professional. I would recommend this to anyone. Mimi the technician was amazing, there was a nervous lady getting it done at the same time and she really helped her relax for the surgery. There has been no better investment. I chose Centre for Sight because they are the most experienced in the field, when it comes to eyes I feel it is best not to mess about. I would recommend Centre for Sight to friends and family.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-01-2018
I wanted treatment to have better vision, which the results have achieved and given me confidence, freedom and a better life. I chose Centre for Sight, because of recommendations from my mother Mrs K Giddings, my employee Mrs D Turner and friends who have had treatment done. I would recommend Centre for Sight to friends and family.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-01-2018
I wanted treatment to have better vision. I am thrilled with the results, it has revolutionised my life and highlighted how uncomfortable I was before! It is fantastic to wake up each morning with perfect vision. I felt very well looked after and well informed throughout my experience at Centre for Sight. Thank you. I chose Centre for Sight, because of a recommendation from my Optician at Specsavers Reigate. I would recommend Centre for Sigh to friends and family.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-01-2018
Wow ! I can truly see better now than I have in my entire life. I was fortunate to read about Mr Daya in a newspaper several years ago. so in September 2016 I attended a seminar at centre for sight in East Grinstead to find out what procedures if any , that would be open to me as I had very poor eyesight which has been with me since childhood. I have been given a new lease of life , I am now able to drive for the first time, my job prospects have opened up due to my new found confidence. I am overwhelmed with gratitude to Mr Daya and his team for their outstanding care and attention. I am so impressed that I had to take a few business cards to hand out to friends and family. Thank you all once again for what you have been able to achieve, is nothing less than a minor miracle to me.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-01-2018
I wanted treatment to have better vision, which the results have achieved and given me freedom. I chose Centre for Sight because my Optician suggested Centre for Sight as Mr Daya has a good reputation. I would always recommend Centre for Sight to friends and family.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-12-2017
I wanted treatment for better health, which the results have achieved giving me a better life. I am very happy with my experience. I have seen several doctors before coming to the Centre for Sight, but have not seen any improvements of my Dry Eye condition until I started the treatment that Dr Espinosa at the Centre for Sight prescribed for me. I have also had IPL and Steroid injection treatments with Dr Daya which significantly improved the appearance of my eyes. I chose Centre for Sight, because I was not getting results with my previous doctors, so I researched online and after seeing good reviews for Centre for Sight, I decided to come here. I would recommend Centre for Sight to friends and family.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-12-2017
I wanted treatment to have better vision, without vision aids. The results have given me confidence and a better life. Better than expected. I have less headaches, which good. I don’t feel dizzy in the mornings as I can see, and love how I don't have to wear over 5 contact lenses a day now. I chose Centre for Sight because; of my husband’s research findings for the best and trusted Laser eye companies, which in fact you were the top! I would recommend Centre for Sight to friends and family.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-12-2017
I wanted treatment to have better vision, which the results have given me freedom and a better life. I am very happy with the service received and the final result. I chose Centre for Sight, through recommendation from a satisfied patient, Sheraz Daya's experience and reputation and the convenience of the Oxshott clinic. I would always recommend Centre for Sight to friends and family.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-12-2017
I wanted treatment to have better vision and to resolve corneal distortion Keratoconus problems. The results have given me freedom, confidence and a better life. Mr Daya gave me a lot of confidence with conducting my DALK procedure, whilst other consultants only gave me a maximum chance of 60% success rate. Therefore, I was confident with Mr Daya's expertise, advice, confidence and projected good results. I chose Centre for Sight, because of Mr Daya's high reputation, particularly in complex cases like me. Also his confidence in conducting a complex procedure as mine is truly inspiring. High spec technology as well, all of which has given me great results as indicated by Mr Daya. I would recommend Centre for Sight to friends and family.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-11-2017
I wanted treatment to not have to wear vision aids.   The results have given me, confidence, freedom and a better life.     I chose Centre for Sight because I knew people who had eye surgery performed by Mr Daya with very successful outcomes.   I would recommend Centre for Sight to friends and family.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-11-2017
I wanted treatment to have better vision, which the results have achieved giving me; confidence, freedom and a better life.      I have scored 5 stars for excellence in technology, expertise and patient care. I conducted a great deal of research over several months.   My decision was based on Mr Daya's reputation, web visibility and experience in developing IOLs and fitting all the different types.   When I talked with Mr Daya, my decision was reinforced.  I would recommend Centre for Sight to friends and family.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-11-2017
I wanted treatment to have better vision, which the results have achieved giving me freedom, confidence and a better life.   Better than expected.    The changes have been gradual, starting with increased long range vision, moving onto increased peripheral vision.   This then resulted in an improvement in bodily cycles (breathing, nervous system etc).  Headaches gone and learning power increasing.    Seems to have also opened my 'third eye', the pineal gland, resulting in a greater sense of mindfulness and well-being.   I  chose Centre for Sight, because it has the best technology (most up to date).   Strong testimonials and confidence in their product.   Credentials and qualifications of practitioners.   I would recommend Centre for Sight to friends and family.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-11-2016
I am so glad I went to see Mr. Daya and had my lens replacement procedure on both eyes. I found all the staff kind and caring. I was nervous from the very beginning but found the experience on the first eye interesting but the second eye which was two days later amazing with all those colours. The only slight inconvenience were the multitude of eye drops needed for four weeks afterwards to prevent infection, about which Mr. Daya is very conscientious. Very reassuring. My eyesight now confirms the wonderful small details I had missed for a long time. Many thanks to Mr. Daya and his team.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-05-2016
Satisfied completely. I had to come back but there is a lot more clarity after few days of the procedure. My vision has a lot more clarity but I need to still be return to return back later in the year to complete the procedure. But everything went extremely well. The facility and the care is fantastic. And I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone who needs any kind of eye check-up, procedure or operation.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-05-2016
All staff have been exceptionally pleasant and helpful. Above all - caring!!! Explaining everything as procedures went along. I was recommended to Mr. Sheraz Daya by my client and looked into all options. Finally decided Centre for Sight is the best. My overall experience has been very good. I would recommend Centre for Sight without hesitation.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-05-2016
I was recommended to Centre for Sight by my optician. I would rate the overall care at Centre for Sight as 'Very Good' and 'Very Professional

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-05-2016
My husband had his vision corrected at Centre for Sight and this time it was my turn :) Excellent!!! Everything was great and very well looked after. I highly recommend Centre for Sight without hesitation.

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