Zubin Saihan

Consultant telephone: 

020 7566 2314

Area(s) of specialism / subspecialism: 

  • Cataract surgery
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Retinal vascular disease
  • Retinal therapies – laser and intravitreal injections
  • Retinal imaging
  • Inherited retinal disease

Year of first medical qualification: 


Location of initial medical training: 

University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Further key experience: 

  • 3 years of advanced subspecialty training in Medical Retina and Cataract surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • PhD thesis - Clinical and molecular genetics of Usher syndrome, UCL

Date joined Moorfields: 


Membership of professional /national/regional bodies: 

  • General Medical Council - Specialist Register (GMC)
  • Fellow, Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth)
  • Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Member, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)


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

  • Full time NHS consultant since 2014
  • Honorary Research Associate, Institute of Ophthalmology, UCL since 2013

Other professional achievements: 

  • Training Director for Medical Retina service, Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • Chair of Medical Retina Cataract group
  • PhD, University College London


Research interests: 

  • Cataract surgery in patients with retinal disease
  • Inherited Retinal Disorders