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Parwez Hossain: Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon & Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Parwez Hossain

Mr Parwez Hossain is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology in Southampton, Hampshire, specialising in patients with cornea & external diseases of the eye, such as Cataracts, Keratoconus, Infections, Dry Eyes, Blepharitis, Contact Lens Associated Keratitis, Herpes Keratitis, Allergic Eye Disease, Pterygium & Scleritis. 

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A highly qualified ophthalmologist in Hampshire

Mr Parwez Hossain, MB ChB, PhD, FHEA, FRCOphth, FRCS(Ed), qualified from Aberdeen University in 1990 and trained in Aberdeen, Nottingham & Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, USA. In 2005, he was appointed as Senior Lecturer/Consultant Ophthalmologist at the University of Southampton & Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, where he does a combination of out-patient clinics, surgery, research & teaching.

His special clinical interests include patients who need complex eye surgery such as Advanced Cataracts, Corneal Transplantation and Ocular Surface Surgery.

Mr Hossain's research interest in ophthalmology started when he was awarded a Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship to investigate the mechanisms of ocular inflammatory disease. This research period formed the basis of his PhD. Currently, he runs a research programme at Southampton University, where he leads a team developing new therapies for sight threatening corneal inflammation & infections.

Conditions treated by Consultant Ophthalmologist Mr Hossain in Hampshire 

As a Consultant Ophthalmologist & Ophthalmic Surgeon, Mr Hossain treats all types of patients with Cornea & External Diseases, such as Cataracts, Keratoconus, Infections, Dry Eyes, Blepharitis, Contact Lens Associated Keratitis, Herpes Keratitis, Allergic Eye Disease, Pterygium & Scleritis. Many patients require complex eye surgery such as corneal transplantation (keratoplasty), advanced cataract surgery, Pterygium Excision. Mr Hossain also performs routine cataract surgery.

Mr Hossain is Associate Editor of the international journal ‘Eye’, Scientific Committee Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and The Cornea Society. 


Private ophthalmologist in Hampshire: research interests

Determining the Mechanisms & Potential Therapies in Corneal Inflammatory Disease

A common feature in these conditions is the presence & persistence of varying levels of corneal tissue damage & scarring. In severe cases, such as infectious keratitis, the inflammatory process progresses to severe tissue damage that corneal perforation can occur. 

Anterior Segment Imaging of the Eye

A rapidly advancing field in ophthalmology. Mr Hossain's clinical research group are investigating the role of the anterior segment OCT in the evaluation of corneal diseases such infective keratitis. 

Femto-laser Assisted Corneal Transplant Surgery

Assessment of the feasibility of femto-lasers to perform all kinds of corneal transplantation. Preliminary clinical trials using this new form laser for all kinds of corneal transplant procedures.

Treatments offered

  •     Cataracts
  •     Corneal Infections
  •     Keratoconus
  •     Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy
  •     Allergic Eye Disease (Allergic Conjunctivitis)
  •     Pterygium
  •     Bullous Keratopathy
  •     Corneal Inflammatory Diseases (Herpes Simplex & Zoster Keratitis, Bacterial Keratitis, Rheumatoid Associated Keratitis)
  •     Contact Lens Associated Keratitis
  •     Corneal Degenerative Diseases
  •     Corneal Dystrophies
  •     Anterior Uveitis
  •     Sclerititis
  •     Dry Eyes
  •     All forms of Conjunctivitis
  •     Blepharitis
  •     Chalazions & Styes
  •     Glaucoma


Areas covered by Hampshire based ophthalmic surgeon Mr Hossain


Mr Hossain also sees a number of international referrals from Africa, Middle East & the Indian Sub-continent.

Contact details

Mr Hossain's Private Secretary: Rachel Thatcher

Telephone number for private appointment & secretary: 023 8091 4437

Fax: 023 8091 4437

Private secretary email address: rachel.thatcher@spirehealthcare.com

Spire Southampton Hospital, Mr Parwez Hossain, Chalybeate Close, Southampton, SO16 6UY, United Kingdom

Tel: 023 8077 5544



GMC Number:                  3469192                   Check this doctor's GMC registration


Date of Registration:     1 August 1990


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