Allaaeldin Abumattar Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
- General Medical Council in the specialist register GMC
- Yorkshire Retina Society YRS
- The Royal College of Ophthalmologists RCOphth
- American Academy of Ophthalmology AAO
- The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland MDDUS
Mr Abumattar moved permanently to the UK in 2001. He graduated in medicine in Tripoli, Libya, and trained in ophthalmology in El Nasir Ophthalmic Hospital and the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital. After training posts in Ayrshire and Arran Acute Hospitals Trust he joined Stoke Mandeville Hospital. During his post in Stoke Mandeville he won the SAS (Staff grade and Associate Specialists) Clinical Discretionary Award of 2006. He then became member of the Discretionary Points Panel in the trust. He was Trust Appraiser, the Director of the Buckinghamshire Postgraduate Ophthalmology Teaching Programme, Member of the JCNC (Joint Consultation and Negotiating Committee) for Doctors and Dentists, Oxfordshire Deanery representative in The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Staff and Associate Specialists Group, SAS representative in Royal College Revalidation sub-committee. He held an Honorary Fellowship Post In Neuro-Ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital in 2013.
Succeeding his consultant post in the Pennine Acute NHS Trust, Mr Abumattar joined The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in January 2017, where he is currently the Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Clinical Lead and is the Ophthalmology Unit Tutor on behalf of Bristol University Medical School.
Mr Abumattar has developed a keen interest in cataract surgery utilising both standard and premium implant (Toric IOL to correct astigmatism) and specializes in challenging and complicated cataract cases. He is an expert in the management of Medical Retinal Disorders like Age Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Retinal Vein Occlusions, including laser treatment and intravitreal injections. He also has extensive experience in the management of eyelid disorders, including surgery for lower lid malposition like Entropion (rolling inward of the eyelid and eyelashes towards the eyeball) and Ectropion (sagging or drooping and outward turning of the eyelid and eyelashes) and Upper Eyelid surgery to remove excessive eyelid skin (Blepharoplasty), and in therapeutic botulinum toxin injection for Facial Dystonia (involuntary twitching of muscles in the face) and Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) for which he developed a proforma providing a structured approach to data collection and decision-making in the management of TED presented to The British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS) in 2014.
Mr Abumattar has participated in several clinical trials and conducted many high-quality audits. He takes an active part in all aspects of clinical governance activities within the Great Western Hospitals Ophthalmology Department.
A major interest throughout Mr Abumattar’s career has been teaching and training in ophthalmology; he has lectured to all professional groups involved in eye care, and has chaired local and national eye meetings. His study on “Pain Scores following Intravitreal Injections” and his tips for delivering virtually painless ocular injections in the management of age-related macular degeneration, subsequently won the Best Presentation Prize in the SAS Regional Academic Study Day in 2013.
Mr Abumattar is on the specialist register as an Ophthalmologist and has full registration with the General Medical Council.
Contact Telephone Number (Secretary) - 01793 646263