Innovation in Eye Care
Mr Barsam is a key opinion leader for the ophthalmic
industry and is often asked to work with companies
to develop the newest techniques.
His innovation in eye care allows him to advance his field but also ensures that he continually evolves his surgical techniques to provide his patients with access to the most technologically advanced treatment options available – something many people expect in London laser eye surgery clinics.
Allon Barsam’s Highlights Include…
- The first British Ophthalmologist in the world to use laser vision correction technology for cataract surgery with the use of intraoperative aberrometry to refine visual outcomes.
- A capsular segment to facilitate safe lens removal in complex cataract surgery.
- The first British Ophthalmologist and one of the first ten surgeons in the world to carry out laser cataract surgery.
- An intraocular telescope to complement cataract surgery in patients who also have age related macular degeneration.
- The first to carry out human treatments of microwave keratoplasty, a new treatment modality for keratoconus.
Accomplishments, Academic Awards,
Prizes and Distinctions …
Distinction in Clinical OSCE (placed 2nd of 200), 4th year Examinations.
Distinction in Surgery, Clinical Finals, MB BS Examinations.
Certificate of Merit in Surgery, Clinical Finals, MB BS Examinations.
Ethicon Foundation Fund, for cornea, external eye disease and refractive surgery fellowship , New York, USA.
Special Trustees of Moorfields Research Grant, for national study on acute corneal hydrops secondary to keratoconus.
Alcon Prize for Poster, UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (UKISCRS) Annual Congress.
Best Paper – Keratorefractive, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, San Diego, USA.
Did You Know?
Allon Barsam was recently selected by Rayner to be the first eye surgeon in the world to use their newest micro incision lens injector for cataract surgery.
This achievement was documented by a Rayner Intraocular Lenses Limited blog-post:
The first implant was safely completed by Allon Barsa, at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, UCL Partners in the United Kingdom on the March 14, 2014. “Much like the earlier 2.7mm Rayner Injectos and the later 2.4mm Raysert Injectors, the new 2.2mm Raysert PLUS has a very easy and simple loading mechanism. The one-handed injector frees up the non-dominant hand for counter fixation to facilitate a controlled and gentle wound assited deliver of the lens into the capsular bag” Dr. Barsam, MB, BS, MA, FRCOphth, Consutant Opthalmic Surgeon Specialist in Cornea, Cataract and Laser Eye Surgery, said in the news release.