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Mr Mohamed Jabir


Appointed: 1999

Specialty: Ophthalmology

Subspecialty: Phacoemulsification, Oculoplastic Surgery, anterier segment

Department: Ophthalmology

Location: Level C, Ophthalmology




Secretary Phone: 01709 304097

Personal Statement:

I was appointed as a consultant ophthalmologist at Rotherham General Hospital in April 1999. Since then, I have introduced new changes to the ophthalmic department at the hospital, such as implementing the Action on Cataract government directive and consequently reducing the patient’s journey from nine visits to just two. The main bulk of my work is small incision suturless phaco cataract surgery under topical anaesthesia as a day surgery. My results are continuously audited and the last audit of 3000 operations showed higher succes rates and lesser complication rates than national figures.

I enjoy a very good relationship with GPs in Rotherham and regularly attend their meetings.

I was appointed as a lead clinician for Clinical Effectiveness in Ophthalmology in 2001 and continue to hold this position. In 2003 I was appointed as Clinical Director for Specialist Surgery at Rotherham General Hospital, which also includes the role of Clinical Governance Lead for the Clinical Management Team.

I was appointed as an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sheffield in 2003 and as Clinical Director for the Opthalmology Foundation Business unit.

In addition, I am an examiner for part 2 and 3 of the Royal College of Ophthalmologist, as well as a medical reviewer and ophthalmic adviser for the Healthcare Commission. I have also contributed my expertise in teaching and training overseas over the last few years to those less fortunate, by volunteering a week every year to work for the Flying Eye Hospital (ORBIS) and established an electronic consultation link with colleagues in many overseas countries.

My team at Rotherham Hospital is second to none. All colleagues, medical, nursing, supportive and managerial staff, strive together to serve the people of Rotherham and have modernised the service to follow pace with all the changes taking place in the specialty. We do most, if not all of the modern ophthalmic operations, obtaining highly positive feedback from patients and have a very active teaching programme and training schemes for our juniors which start with practicing on dummy plastic eyes and gradually with a very close supervision, they are allowed to assist in real patients’ operations and only allowed to operate on patients when they are deemed safe and competent to do so, still under supervision.


On a personal level, I am married to a GP and have three daughters. I enjoy their support, care and love after busy working schedules. I also enjoy classical music, operas, cycling, gardening, travelling and socialising.