Mahi Muqit

Mahi Muqit

Consultant telephone: 

020 7566 2251

Area(s) of specialism / subspecialism: 

Vitreoretinal surgery
Medical retina, including macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease

Year of first medical qualification: 


Location of initial medical training: 

University of Glasgow Medical School

Further key experience: 

BSc (Hons), infection and immunity, St Mary's Hospital Medical School
Medical retina clinical research fellowship, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, 2007-2010 with Professor Paulo Stanga
Two years of subspeciality training in vitreoretinal surgery at Oxford Eye Hospital and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
Clinical and surgical training in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) management with CK Patel in Oxford
Doctoral thesis: Pascal laser techniques and retinal imaging in diabetic retinopathy
PhD (2011), University of Manchester

Date joined Moorfields: 


Membership of professional /national/regional bodies: 

General Medical Council (GMC)
Fellow, Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth)
Member, British and Eire Vitreoretinal Surgeons (BEAVRS)
Member, United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (UKISCRS)

Current NHS/university posts, whether full/part time, and starting year: 

Consultant vitreoretinal surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital
Honorary consultant, Croydon University Hospital
Honorary senior research fellow, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust, Gloucester

Other professional achievements: 

PhD, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manchester
Author of nearly 50 scientific research publications

Societas Ophthalmologica Europaea (SOE) prize, Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2012
Cancer Research UK award 2008

Research interests: 

Vitreoretinal surgery
Diabetic eye disease
Retinal imaging
Retinal lasers
Operational research and training for diabetic retinopathy within retinopathy screening programmes in the developing world
Clinical trials

Languages spoken: 

English and Bengali

Any other personal interests/background information that may be relevant: 

I am actively involved with research into diabetic retinopathy screening pathways in resource poor countries. Current collaborators include Professor David Friedman, Wilmer Eye Institute, John Hopkins Hospital, USA; Hellen Keller International; and, Professor Peter Scanlon, English National Diabetic Screening Programme.