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Dr Yassir Abou-Rayyah

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon


Dr Yassir Abou-Rayyah has been working as a Consultant Ophthalmologist for more than 25 years and has performed more than 13,000 ophthalmic and oculoplastic operations.  

He trained at Cairo University before moving to the UK where he completed his second Masters and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.  

Dr Abou-Rayyah is the paediatric lead for the Adnexal and Oculoplastic Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).  He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University College London (UCL) Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. 


  • Paediatric ophthalmology 
  • Blepharitis 
  • Children's eye conditions 
  • Conjunctivitis 
  • Cosmetic surgery  
  • Dry eye  
  • Eye squint (strabismus) in children  
  • Uveitis  
  • Watering eye  
  • Oculoplastic  lid, lacrimal and orbit 
  • Initial medical training at Cairo University 
  • Ophthalmology training at Cairo University Hospitals and Moorfields Eye Hospital  
  • MSc (CU) 
  • MSc (UCL) 
  • PhD (CU) 
  • FRCS (Glasg) 
  • FRCS (ED)  
  • FRCOphth 



  • Oculoplastic
  • Lid 
  • Lacrimal 
  • Orbit 
  • Paediatric ophthalmology 

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