Ms Valerie Saw

Ms Valerie Saw

MBBS (Hons I and University Medal) FRCOphth CertLRS PhD


19 years of experience
10 years as a specialist

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“Regrettably I have had to see many doctors lately. Valerie Saw must be one of the most competent , gentle , patient , practical and caring doctors I have come across“
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  • Cataract
  • Emergency Ophthalmology
  • Refractive Surgery / Surgical Solutions
  • Vision Correction Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6069669
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    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    1,668 reviews

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    13:30 - 17:00
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    Ms Valerie Saw is a world leading expert in cataract surgery, laser eye surgery vision correction, keratoconus, corneal transplant surgery and dry eye. She is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Imperial College NHS Trust and sees private patients at The Wellington Hospital, The London Clinic and Ultralase Clinic in Harley Street.

    Ms Saw is a pioneer in her field and is the only female listed in ‘Top Laser Eye Surgeons in the UK’ according to Clinic Compare UK. 

    Recognised by her peers for her expertise and experience, she is also the first female President of the British Society for Refractive Surgery. She is also an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’s Certificate in Laser and Refractive Surgery.

    Ms Saw undertook medical training at the University of Sydney, where she received the University Medal for coming first place on the Honours list. She then trained in complex corneal, cataract and refractive surgery, having spent four years in advanced specialisation at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

    She has published world leading academic research in corneal and cataract surgical techniques and inflammatory dry eye condition and is a Clinical Lecturer at the University College London Institute of Ophthalmology, where she did her PhD on the most severe form of dry eye, ocular cicatricial pemphigoid (mucous membrane pemphigoid). She examines and supervises PhD students in her research field and is regularly invited to lecture at national and international scientific meetings.

    Her other interests include ophthalmic aid work and teaching in Myanmar and other countries.

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    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Corneal Transplants including DMEK
    • Laser Refractive Surgery including LASIK
    • Cataract surgery using standard, toric and multifocal lenses
    • Vision correction surgery including Implantable contact lens surgery, Lens replacement surgery
    • Keratoconus surgery including cross-linking, DALK
    • Pterygium surgery
    • YAG laser capsulotomy
    • Dry eye treatment
    • Stye/ Chalazion treatment
    • Recurrent corneal erosion treatment
    • General Ophthalmology
    • Emergency Eye Care
    • Blepharitis
    • Cataracts
    • Vision correction surgery including lens replacement & LASIK
    • Conjunctivitis
    • Keratoconus
    • Dry Eye
    • Watering eye
    • Corneal infections and scarring
    • Contact lens-related eye conditions


    • Cataract Surgery
    • Amniotic Membrane Transplant
    • Complex Cataract Surgery
    • Complex Contact Lens Assessment
    • Corneal Cross Linking (CXL)
    • Corneal Transplantation
    • Eye Test
    • Eyelid Cyst (Chalazion) Surgery
    • Glasses
    • Humphreys Visual Field
    • Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)
    • Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK/PRK/LASEK)
    • Lens Replacement Surgery
    • Meibography
    • Minor Eyelid Procedures
    • Multifocal Intraocular Lens
    • New Eye Exam
    • Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)
    • Orthokeratology
    • Refractive Cataract Surgery
    • Refractive Lens Exchange
    • Routine Eye Exam
    • Scleral Contact Lenses
    • Specialist Contact Lenses
    • Sunglasses
    • Toric Lens Implants
    • Urgent Eye Care
    • Video Consultation
    • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
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    Special interests

    • Astigmatism
    • Cataracts
    • Blepharitis
    • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
    • Corneal Disease
    • Corneal Ectasia
    • Demodex
    • Dry Eyes
    • Eye Infection
    • Eye Problem
    • Eye Problems
    • Eyelid Cyst (Chalazion)
    • Eyelid Lumps and Bumps
    • Floaters (Eye)
    • Keratoconus
    • Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)
    • Myopia (Short-Sighted)
    • Presbyopia
    • Vision Problems
    • Visual Stress
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    • MB BS Hons I and University Medal - University of Sydney - 1997
    • FRANZCO - Royal Australian & NZ College of Ophthalmologists - 2004
    • PhD - University College London - 2009
    • FRCOphth - Royal College of Ophthalmologists - 2015
    • Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery (Cert LRS) - Royal College of Ophthalmologists - 2011
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