Miss Rahila Zakir FRCOphth
Cataract Surgery, Vitreoretinal surgery,
Diabetic Eye Tests & Treatment, General Eye Conditions

Miss Rahila Zakir is Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon at The Western Eye Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust in Marylebone, London and offers private consultations in Harley St and at Imperial Private Healthcare.

Video tele-consultations are available and can be arranged flexibly.

Contact our lovely Practice Manager, Joy Andrews, 07812158823 or email pa@rahilazakir.com

During the coronavirus pandemic we continue to take health and safety precautions for our patients and our team. Consultations are done via video wherever possible, and face to face clinics have resumed. High standards of protection and disinfection are maintained during and between consultations. Rahila will be wearing a mask and gloves, the equipment is cleaned between patients, and appointments have been spread out to minimise crowding – waiting rooms are relatively empty and 1-2m social distancing is maintained in public spaces.

Rahila sees a range of eye problems, such as cataracts, and has subspecialty expertise in retinal conditions, especially those that need surgery. Rahila is actively involved in research, education and training, and holds an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer post with the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London. She trains doctors at all levels, including experienced doctors who are training to become Vitreoretinal specialists themselves.

Meet your surgeon

Rahila Zakir manages retinal conditions such as retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, retinal tears, diabetic retinopathy, vitreous haemorrhage, vitreomacular traction and eye trauma. Miss Zakir offers second opinions on retinal surgery management options. She also manages common retinal conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and maculopathy, macular oedema, macular degeneration and retinal vein occlusions. Find out more about your eye surgeon

Cataract Surgery

A cataract is the last stage of the natural ageing process that affects the lens in the eye. When we are young, the lens is transparent and quite pliable, so it can change shape to help us focus to see things clearly in the distance as well as up close, such as for reading and using mobile phones and tablets. Find out more about cataract surgery.


Vitreoretinal surgery

A vitrectomy operation is an operation inside the eye, which is done through three small keyhole incisions made on the white of the eye. The vitreous gel in the back half of the eye is removed as part of the surgical treatment of a range of conditions such as retinal detachment, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, vitreous haemorrhages and advanced complications of diabetic eye disease. Find out more about Vitrectomy.

Clinic locations

Rahila Zakir operates throughout London’s prestigious Harley Street medical district and beyond. Find out more about which location would be most suitable for your treatment type and care.


BEAVRS Annual Meeting, Bristol

BEAVRS Annual Meeting, Bristol

Rahila supervised a foundation year doctor with an interest in ophthalmology and a team of ophthalmology trainees to present their study of Open Globe Injuries in West London. The Western Eye Unit is part of the Major trauma Unit at St Mary’s, and as a...

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Lecture on Vitreoretinal Conditions

Lecture on Vitreoretinal Conditions

Rahila Zakir gave a lecture giving an update of vitreoretinal conditions at the Staff and Associate Specialists Study Day, with some excellent feedback:- 75 delegates provided feedback with 44 rating your talk as ‘excellent’, 26 as ‘good’ and 5 as...

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July News

July News

Rahila Zakir submitted a new drugs application for Jetrea for the treatment of macular holes and vitreomacular traction, and this is now available for use in the NHS for North West London patients.

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