Mr Maged Nessim MB ChB, PgDip Med Ethics & Law, FRCSEd, FRCOphth

Shiwani Prasad
Speciality Ophthalmology
Sub Speciality
Cataract & Glaucoma
Special clinical interestsSmall incision cataract surgery 
Toric (Astigmatism) & Multifocal implants 
General Ophthalmology
Glaucoma Lasers including SLT, YAG, Diode & Argon
Mnimal invasive Glaucoma surgery MIGS
Trabeculectomy with anti-scarring agent surgery
Glaucoma tube-shunt implants surgery
Endoscopic Lasers
Ocular surface disease & Dry eyes
Current NHS and /or university posts

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre
Honorary Senior Clinical lecturer at University of Birmingham

Speciality Advisor to Care Quality Commission

Year of first medical qualification   1990
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies  

European Glaucoma Society
European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery 

United Kingdom & Ireland Glaucoma Society
American Academy of Ophthalmology
British Medical Association

Background Information

Professional Profile

Mr Nessim is a consultant at Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre, the supra regional unit in the Midlands. He completed his specialist ophthalmology training in the Midlands and South Wales, followed by a surgical fellowship in Glaucoma at Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre and a further internationally renowned fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

Having performed over 7000 cataract operations, he is an expert in small incision cataract surgery, clear lens extraction. He is a specialist in managing complex glaucoma, and has performed over 1000 glaucoma procedures including trabeculectomy, micro invasive glaucoma surgery using iStents and aqueous shunt implantation. In addition to this, Mr Nessim also performs external and endoscopic lasers treatments. 

He also takes on difficult & complex cataract operations that have been referred by other eye specialists with advanced glaucoma or other diseases.

Currently, Mr Nessim is an examiner at the University of Birmingham, and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He teaches the medical students as well as training Glaucoma and Cataract fellows in Birmingham. He is the director of the surgical skills facility and was previously the director of the glaucoma services at the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre.

Personal profile

Mr Nessim is married with two daughters. His hobbies include playing table tennis and travelling as well as spending quality time with his family. Furthermore in his free time he enjoys reading, particularly historical and theological books which he is very passionate about.