Mr Hadi Zambarakji

Qualifications: MBChB FRCOphth D.M

Expertise: Ophthalmology, including vitreoretinal and cataract surgery and medical retina

NHS: Barts Health NHS Trust

Adult/Paediatric: Adult 



Mr Hadi Zambarakji is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with a subspecialist interest in vitreoretinal and cataract surgery, as well as medical retina.

Mr. Zambarakji is committed to providing a first class quality service and to ensuring that you are totally satisfied with the level of care he provides. With over 15 years’ experience as a Consultant, as well as a broad range of specialist skills, Mr Zambarakji provides a range of expertise including retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, vitreomacular traction and advanced diabetic eye disease, as well as macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion, and diabetic retinopathy. He was an early adopter of local anaesthesia for vitreoretinal surgery and performs most surgeries under local anaesthesia with sedation as day case.

Regarding cataract services, Mr Zambarakji uses premium lens implants (toric and multifocal/extended range) for greater independence from spectacles and reading glasses.

Mr Zambarakji dedicates his career to patient care, but he also commits his time to medical research, which he has presented at national and international conferences. He has taken an active role in research throughout his training and continues to do so as a Consultant.

His research interests include imaging in retinal disorders, vitreomacular diseases and macular hole, diabetic macular oedema, investigational treatments for diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration, complications of high myopia, and angiogenesis. A complete list of his research publications can be seen on PubMed.

He has taken up a number of additional roles including college tutor and regional advisor for The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, clinical governance lead for ophthalmology at Barts Heath, and examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. What’s more, he is heavily involved in education and training and runs a busy vitreoretinal fellowship program at Whipps Cross University Hospital, Barts Health for future retina specialists.


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