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Mr. Alex George

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FRCOphth FRCS(Edin), MS, DOMS, DNB

Mr. Alex George is an experienced ophthalmic surgeon specialising in refractive eye surgery and has performed more than 40,000 laser vision correction procedures. He has also performed more than 11,000 intraocular surgeries including 3,500 refractive lens exchanges using state-of-the-art equipment. He is registered with the General Medical Council and the Irish Medical Council and is on the Ophthalmic Specialist Register in the both countries. Mr George is a fully trained Consultant Ophthalmologist who has undergone additional specialist training in refractive surgery in the US and has the Certificate of Refractive Surgery awarded by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Mr. Alex George is an ophthalmic surgeon for Optical Express who has gained vast experience in a wide range of specialities and is an active member of various affiliated bodies and societies such as the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the British Society of Refractive Surgeons. Twice every year, Mr. Alex George attends International
Medical Advisory Board (IMAB) Conferences and is annually appraised by this board. The panel consists of several of the world’s most eminent Refractive Surgeons including Mr. Steve Schallhorn, former Head of Ophthalmology for the US Navy, and Dr. Jan Venter, a world leading ophthalmic surgeon.

Mr. Alex George began his distinguished career when he obtained his medical degree in 1975 from Aligarh University in India and was certified in Ophthalmology in 1984 from Bombay University in India after obtaining his Masters and Diploma qualifications. In 1985, he obtained further qualifications from the National Board of Examinations in Ophthalmology from New Delhi, India and went on to acquire the FRCS(Ed) and the FRCOphth qualifications in 1989 and 1990 respectively. He completed his refractive surgery training in1994/1995 as a Fellow at the Centre for Sight at Georgetown University in Washington DC, USA and was also involved in the investigational, Phase 3 FDA trials of PTK and PRK. Mr. George is certified on
the VISX S3 and S4IR laser platforms, the Intralase as well as the Moria M2 Microkeratomes.

In addition to his vast experience carrying out refractive surgery and laser vision correction procedures, Mr. Alex George is also highly experienced in intraocular surgery and corneal procedures to treat refractive errors such as limbal relaxing incisions, compression suturing, arcuate keratotomy, clear lens and cataract extraction surgery and Phakic IOL surgery.

Mr. Alex George has many years of experience at the grade of Consultant Ophthalmologist in several countries since 1985. His patients have been drawn from all walks of society. He has been a supervisor of Ophthalmic Trainees for the National Board of Examinations in India and has also been involved in training Optometrists delivering CET lectures all over the UK. Throughout his career, he has furthered his primary interest in anterior segment diseases of the eye and refractive surgery and has been involved in corneal transplant work and trauma repair.

Mr. Alex George has delivered lectures, written papers and conducts regular audits of the results of his activities, surgeries and patient satisfaction surveys, highlighting his commitment to his field and his dedication to outstanding clinical outcomes.

He has always been a keen sportsman and enjoys keeping fit. He has been an officer in the Indian Navy and was involved in underwater and hyberbaric diving activities.

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