• About Leon

    About Leon

    Leon Au is a full time consultant ophthalmologist in
    the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital specialising in the field of
    glaucoma, cataract and cornea.

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Leon Au is a full time consultant ophthalmologist in the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital specialising in the field of glaucoma and cornea.

Leon graduated from the University of Nottingham in 1998 with an Ophthalmology prize of the year. He completed 8 years of general ophthalmology training in Nottingham and Manchester before undertaking separate subspecialty training fellowships in glaucoma, cornea and refractive surgery. In 2009 he was appointed as a dual speciality consultant in the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital specialising in both glaucoma and cornea. Leon has a large and busy NHS practice covering a wide range of pathology and complexity. He runs a tertiary referral service covering the whole of the North West region and beyond.

Leon’s major area of expertise lies within the field of glaucoma surgical treatment. He is internationally renowned as a leader in the field of innovative glaucoma surgical treatment and he is one of the first surgeons in the UK to adopt minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) into his clinical practice. Leon acts as an advisor for many glaucoma surgical companies in the development and the evaluation of innovative glaucoma treatment. He also serves as a specialist advisor for the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the field of glaucoma surgery.

Apart from his busy clinical practice Leon is also the principal investigator for many multi centred clinical trials evaluating the effectiveness of glaucoma surgical treatment. He publishes his clinical research regularly in peer reviewed journals. He lectures in both national and international scientific meetings including the Royal College of Ophthalmology congress, UK and Eire Glaucoma Society meeting, European Glaucoma Society meeting, World Glaucoma Congress and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

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