Miss Rahila Zakir FRCOphth
Cataract Surgery, Vitreoretinal Surgery,
Diabetic Eye Disease and Screening and other Retinal Conditions
Miss Rahila Zakir is Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon at The Western Eye Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust in Marylebone, London and offers private consultations in Harley St and at Imperial Private Healthcare.
Video teleconsultations are available, and can be arranged flexibly.
She sees a range of eye problems, with subspecialty expertise in retinal conditions, especially those that need surgery. Rahila is actively involved in research, education and training, and holds an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer post with the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London. She trains doctors at all levels, including experienced doctors who are training to become Vitreoretinal specialists themselves.
Meet your surgeon
Rahila Zakir manages retinal conditions such as retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, retinal tears, diabetic retinopathy, vitreous haemorrhage, vitreomacular traction and eye trauma. Miss Zakir offers second opinions on retinal surgery management options. She also manages common retinal conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and maculopathy, macular oedema, macular degeneration and retinal vein occlusions. Find out more about your eye surgeon
A cataract is the last stage of the natural ageing process that affects the lens in the eye. When we are young, the lens is transparent and quite pliable, so it can change shape to help us focus to see things clearly in the distance as well as up close, such as for reading and using mobile phones and tablets. Find out more about cataract surgery.
Imperial College Ophthalmology Research Group Trials
Rahila Zakir is Principal Investigator for the INJECT trial at Imperial College London and we start recruiting patients for an observational trial of Jetrea (Ocriplasmin) in vitreomacular traction and macular holes at The Western Eye Hospital. This is just...
Setting up a JETREA® Injection Service
Rahila shared her experience of setting up a Jetrea (Ocriplasmin) injection service for vitreomacular traction and macular holes at the Mecical EducTion Event, JETREA® (ocriplasmin) Intravitreal injection: Practical use in the treatment of VMT and Macular...
BEAVRS Annual Meeting, Bristol
Rahila supervised a foundation year doctor with an interest in ophthalmology and a team of ophthalmology trainees to present their study of Open Globe Injuries in West London. The Western Eye Unit is part of the Major trauma Unit at St Mary’s, and as a...