OphthalmologyMr Zia Carrim is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh Medical School with Honours. After house jobs in Edinburgh, he started his training in ophthalmology in Glasgow. Whilst there, he was awarded the prestigious Harcourt Medal by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He came to Yorkshire in 2007 to further his training and has worked in Hull, York, Bradford and Leeds. He completed his training with an Advanced Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. He has published extensively in scientific journals of international standing such as the British Medical Journal and The Lancet.

Mr Carrim covers all clinical aspects of ophthalmology. Diseases of the retina (age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy) and vitreous (floaters) are his areas of special interest. He has a state-of-the-art surgical practice encompassing cataract extraction using phacoemulsification and microincisional vitrectomy for conditions such as retinal detachment.

He has recently co-founded OCT Central, a web-based platform aiming to facilitate access to the expertise of a retinal specialist for the interpretation of retinal scans acquired using optical coherence tomography.

Mr Carrim is available for consultation at the Tower Clinic. If you wish to make an appointment call The Tower Clinic on 0113 2672067.

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