Dr Esmaeil Arbabi

MB ChB, PGDip, CERt LRS, MSc, FEBOS-CR, FRCOphth

About Esmaeil

Esmaeil Arbabi is a consultant eye surgeon at The Royal Liverpool University Hospital NHS Trust. He specialises in corneal transplantation, cataract and laser refractive surgery. He graduated with his medical degree from the University of Leeds and completed eight years of post-graduate ophthalmic training. This included two years of advanced subspecialty training/fellowship in field of cornea and laser refractive surgery.

Since being appointed Lead for Refractive Services at The Royal Liverpool University Hospital, he has helped to establish Liverpool’s world-class laser refractive service: St Paul’s Laser Vision.

Esmaeil is a fully accredited laser and refractive surgeon with specific qualifications in this field from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the University of Ulster, the European Board of Ophthalmology and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. His expertise in refractive surgery covers all areas, including laser vision correction, ICL implants, refractive lens exchange as well as premium cataract surgery.

Passionate about research, Esmaeil has been involved in various studies and clinical trials. He has published many papers in highly reputable peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Refractive Surgery and the British Medical Journal. He has also presented his work in national and international conferences.

Esmaeil delights in helping patients achieve fantastic vision and, through highly individualised care, takes pride in making the entire experience as enjoyable as possible.

Expertise

  • Laser vision correction
  • Refractive lens exchange, including multifocal/trifocal  lens implants
  • Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery
  • Simple and complex cataract surgery
  • Management of keratoconus
  • Management of dry eyes and blepharitis
  • Management of corneal dystrophies
  • Corneal transplants
  • Complex excimer laser surgery for irregular corneas
  • Scleral and anterior chamber intraocular implants

Qualifications

  • MBChB (University of Leeds)
  • PGDip (Ulster University)
  • CERt LRS (Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery, from Royal College of Ophthalmologists)
  • MSc in Cataract and Refractive Surgery (from Ulster University)
  • FEBOS-CR (From European Board of Ophthalmology and European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery)
  • FRCOphth (Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists)
  • CCT (Ophthalmology)

Professional Memberships

  • The Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • UK Cross-linking Consortium
  • The GMC Specialist Register in Ophthalmology
  • European Board of Ophthalmologist
  • Expert, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

Qualifications

MBChB (University of Leeds)

PGDip (Ulster University)

CERt LRS (Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery, from Royal College of Ophthalmologists)

MSc in Cataract and Refractive Surgery (from Ulster University)

FEBO-CR (From European Board of Ophthalmology and European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery)

FRCOphth (Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists)

CCT (Ophthalmology)

Professional Memberships and degrees

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

UK Cross-linking Consortium

The GMC Specialist Register in Ophthalmology

European Board of Ophthalmologist

Expert, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

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