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

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

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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.
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01-06-2018
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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.
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11-05-2018
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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
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11-05-2018
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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.
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27-04-2018
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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.
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27-04-2018
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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.
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23-04-2018
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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.
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23-04-2018
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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.
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13-04-2018
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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.
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13-04-2018
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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.
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23-02-2018
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