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Professor Tariq Aslam
DM (oxon), FRCSEd, Dip.IT
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General Medical Council: 4141862




Professor Tariq Aslam is a Consultant Ophthalmologist with a specialist interest in retinal disease, diabetes, age-related macular degeneration and floaters. He obtained his medical degree from Oxford University and went on to train as an eye surgeon. He was then selected to complete a prestigious Fellowship in medical retinal disease at the internationally renowned Moorfield’s Eye Hospital. He completed his first doctorate (DM) at Oxford University and assessed outcome measures after cataract surgery. More recently, Professor Aslam was awarded a PhD from Heriot Watt University in interface technologies for which he was awarded the MacFarlane prize for the best PhD research of the year amongst all science and art disciplines.

Professor Tariq Aslam is Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Manchester and Consultant Ophthalmologist at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. He is Professor of Visual Science and Interface Technologies at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. He is the UK National Institute for Health Research Lead for Ophthalmology for Greater Manchester which allows him to be at the cutting edge of all available treatments. He is actively involved in ophthalmology research, particularly exploring the techonological potential for diagnosis and management of ophthalmic disease, with several devices under development. He is also a world leading expert in the prevention and management of macular degeneration for which he is regularly invited to speak at international conferences. He has over 60 peer-reviewed publications in the academic literature.

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Special Interests

  • Retinal disease
  • Diabetes
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Floaters


  • DM (oxon)
  • FRCSEd
  • Dip.IT
  • ChB 1994 University of Birmingham