Ismail K Jalili



Mr I K Jalili  FRCS, DO, FRCOphth

Consultant Ophthalmologist

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Personal Profile

II Current Activities
III Past Positions
VI Special Interest and Experience
V Administrative and Professional Leadership Roles
A Service Development
D Clinical Audit
C Studies 
B Committees membership
VI Academic, Publications and Research
1 Publications
2 Presentations
    3 Thesis & eBook  
4 Clinical Reviews
VI Teaching and lectures
VII Lectures, Talks and Community Educational Activities
VIII Ongoing Medical Education


Personal Profile
Medical Schools Baghdad College of Medicine, 1965-1970
Cairo University Medical College (Kasr El-Aini) 1971
Qualifications MB;BCh Cairo University 1972
Diploma in Ophthalmology, London University 1981
FRCS, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland 1983
FCOphth. (College of Ophthalmologist, UK) 1988
FRCOphth. Royal College of Ophthalmologists 1993
Accreditation Fully Accredited Ophthalmic Surgeon (Certificate of Higher Surgical Training in Ophthalmology, Surgical Accreditation Committee of The Royal Colleges of Surgeons, London.
Defence Union Medical Protection Society, No. 179617
GMC Status Full Registration - No. 2880246
Medical Societies
Royal Society of Medicine
Midland Ophthalmological Society
Ophthalmological Societies of the UK 1977 1988 (became Royal College)
Retinitis Pigmentosa Society 
British Diabetic Association
Central Consultants and Specialists Committee
Medical Contact Lens and Ocular Surface Association
United Kingdom & Ireland Intraocular Implant Society and UKIS-CRS for Cornea & Refractive Surgery
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
North of England Ophthalmological Society
Glaucoma Society
British Medical Association
Genetic Disease Group
Medico Legal Society

II.  Current Activities Voluntary activities:
Academic work in ophthalmic genetics
Media work on preserving heritage in Iraq
Community and integration via
  III.   Previous Posts      

Senior Consultant Positions

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon (Retired 2002)
Visiting Professor, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh. 1984

Academic and Honorary Positions
Honorary Research Lecturer, Department of Medicine, Liverpool University, 1994 - 1997
A Honorary Advisor to the Programme for the Prevention of Blindness, West Bank & Gaza Strip
Childhood Blindness in the West Bank & Gaza Strip, 1987 - 1990

Training Posts


Senior House Officer in Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. 1977-1978.
Registrar in Ophthalmology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital and University, Sheffield 1978 -1980.
Senior Registrar Posts in Ophthalmology, Guy's and Western Eye Hospitals, London, 1981-1984.
Fellowship in diabetic retinopathy, Retinal Diagnostic Unit, Moorfields Eye Hospital, 1984.
Senior Registrar, Professorial Unit, Moorfields Eye Hospital, 1989.
Fellow, St. John's Ophthalmic Hospital, Jerusalem l995 - 1987.
Also: Three months full time course in neurology and neuro-ophthalmology, Institute of Neurology, Queen's Square, London. 1988.

Non-Ophthalmic surgical experience as SHO/Acting Registrar - 1972 to 1976

General Surgical training - Leeds Hospitals Board (including accident and emergency/orthopaedics, cardio-thoracic surgery and plastic surgery) at St James University Hospital and the Regional Centre for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Killingbeck Hospital, Leeds, with duties at Leeds General Infirmary.

General Surgery followed by general surgery and neurosurgery, Scotland. The latter at the Professorial Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.

Pre registration House Officer - September l971 August l972
  IV. Special Interest and Experience (included special clinics)
Cataract and trauma surgery were greatly enhanced during my overseas appointments.
Cataract and anterior segment surgery were my routine surgical interest initially using extra-capsular technique moving to small incision phacoemulsification with foldable lens implant (including phaco-trabeculectomies) in the mid 1990s. 
Complex muscle surgery
Non-surgical: Diabetic eye disease, paediatric ophthalmology and genetics.
Medical Retina/Diabetic Retinopathy with special clinic in the field
Paediatric Ophthalmology/Motility with special clinics
Academic / Research Interest
Ophthalmic genetics and epidemiology and causations of childhood blindness
Medical expert witness
  V. Administrative and Professional Leadership Roles


Service Development Upgrading general and special glaucoma clinical service in Stamford and Rutland Hospital, 1996.
Diabetic Screening Programme (community based) programme 1992.
Establishing multi-disciplinary steering group and liaising between the Department of Ophthalmology, general practitioners, multi-district optometrists and physicians (in diabetes) with the North Cheshire Health Authority. This followed a preliminary survey and planning very shortly after my appointment at Warrington.
Establishing a special diabetic retinopathy service together with training responsibility for general practitioners and optometrist.
Fluorescein Angiography Service and Clinic in Warrington 1992 -1996.
Complex eye motility clinical and surgical service in Warrington 1992-1996.
Jointly set up Ophthalmic Primary Care service in Warrington and Halton Trusts, 1993-1996 with lead responsibility for audit and scrutiny.
Development of South Meirionnydd Peripheral Service as a major clinical out-patient service provider for the central regions of west Wales.
Cataract Treatment Centre, North Wales (1990-1992) with in-depth audit to the Welsh Office.
          Establishing an Electro-diagnostic Service at St John's Ophthalmic Hospital, Jerusalem, training of local staff and setting new control standards.  


 Clinical Audit Audit of the NWTC (N. Wales Treatment Centre), 1991-1997. The audit was submitted in 1997 and included a comprehensive analysis of the project, clinical data, and recommendations (click for details).
Initiator and lead clinician of the departmental audit in Gwynedd and Warrington Hospitals, 1991-1995.
Multi-district Audit on Primary Care Clinics 1993-1996 including drafting diabetic screening referral and audit protocols with Cheshire FHSA and the District General Practitioners Audit Committee.
C. Advisory Role and Studies Ophthalmic Advisor to Community Public Health on Paediatrics and Paediatric Screening in Gwynedd.
Upgrading of the fluorescein angiography service and appointment of an ophthalmic photographer in Warrington.  
To the Trust for upgrading the photography facilities and introducing digital imaging system, especially with the introduction of the diabetic screening programme at Warrington.  
To the Research and Development Directorate in Warrington and Halton as part of a bid for the funding of a new digital photography system. 
Paediatric visual screening programme for Gwynedd District, including recommendations for a revised protocol on paediatric screening in Gwynedd and guidelines on the optician's involvement in paediatric refraction. (1991-1992) in collaboration with the Consultant in Community Medicine, orthoptists and health visitors
Recommendations for a Policy on Strategic Health Gains for Gwynedd, 1992.
Recommendations to the Stanley Report on the future of ophthalmic services for North Wales supporting the need for an amalgamated ophthalmic centre for North Wales (Gwynedd and Clwyd) 1991-1992.
Recommendations on development of the Paediatric Ophthalmology Service within the Peterborough NHS Trust 1996.


Committee Membership - Past and Present

Stamford Hospital Development Advisory Committee since 2007.
Health Scrutiny Subcommittee, South Kesteven District Council since 2007.
Stamford Strategic Development Board since May 2007-present    
Ophthalmology Representative on the Trust's Clinical Audit Committee, Warrington NHS Trust, 1993-96.
Member of the Shared Care Steering Group in Diabetes, Warrington, 1992.
Lead Ophthalmologist for the Programme for the Diabetic Retinopathy, 1993.
Member of the Diabetes Focus Group, Warrington 1994-95.
Member of the Finance and Information Committee, Warrington 1995-96.
Member of the Research and Development Committee, Warrington 1996.
Member of the Halton Child Development Team, 1996.
Member of the Sub-Committee in Ophthalmology, Mersey Region.
Ophthalmic representative on Protos (IT) Committee, Gwynedd (Clinical Information System) 1991-93
Gwynedd representative on the Welsh Advisory Sub-Committee in Ophthalmology, 1992.
Gwynedd representative on the Welsh Training Advisory Committee 1991-93.
Ophthalmology Representative to the Welsh Task Force, Gwynedd. 1991-92.
Member of the Management Team of the Ophthalmic Treatment Centre (OTC) in Bangor, 1990-1993.
Ophthalmology Clinical Tutor, Bangor, Gwynedd, 1992.
Advisor for Childhood Prevention Programme
Member of the Medical Records Working Group (1984) at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh Saudi Arabia where my recommendations to streamline the service were implemented - This was in my position as a visiting professor.
Member of the Refugee Doctors Liaison Group, BMA 2000-2002.


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Teaching and Training

In addition to my standard commitment to teaching and training my residents and nurses in the regular sessions and teaching days, I was also involved in talks on a variety of subjects to GPs, physicians for MRCP and FRCS candidates, optometrists (including seminars) and various community groups and societies. In addition to this I was responsible for teaching ocular trauma for casualty officers.
Special Interest Teaching
Diabetic eye disease
The Warrington Experience in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening and Possible Applications for Halton.  Seminar with local consultant physician, Halton Hospital, and North Cheshire MAAG, Halton Hospital,  May 1995.
Recent advances in the management of diabetic retinopathy. Lecture to medical staff and general practitioners, Halton Hospital, Runcorn, Autumn 1993. (PGEA).
Diabetic retinopathy seminars (prevention and options for screening), Autumn 1993. Three, three-hours seminars given to hospital medical staff, general practitioners (PGEA) and optometrists. These covered the followings:-
Part I. Prevalence, causation factors, natural history, and risk factors
Part II. Clinical slide show on diabetic retinopathy and its management
Part III. Criteria of referrals and options for screening in Warrington.
Seminar on the St Vincent Declaration on prevention of diabetic blindness, Warrington, to hospital staff and general practitioners, Nov. 1994
Diabetic retinopathy: early detection and criteria for referral.  Lecture to medical staff and general practitioners.  Worcester Royal Infirmary, 1985.
Diabetic Retinopathy Screening in Halton.  Seminars to general practitioners and optometrists in Halton organised by MAAG at North Cheshire Health Authority on 25 April and 3 May 1995 in preparation to introducing diabetic retinopathy screening in Halton.
Paediatrics and Genetics
Childhood Visual Impairment
Childhood blindness in the Third World.  Talk given to Lions clubs in Warrington area as part of their campaign 'Sight First'  to raise funds for the Diabetic/ Medical Retina Clinic. (This led to closer links with the Lions which culminated in a one day cataract day, shared by the 3 consultants).
Seminar on the St Vincent Declaration on prevention of diabetic blindness, Warrington, to hospital staff and general practitioners, Nov. 1994
The genetic threat to society (dangers of consanguinity).  Series of lectures given to Najah, Nablus and Ramallah universities and various medical associations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Spring 1987.
Practical steps in the prevention of childhood blindness in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Gaza Medical Association, July 1987. 
Common causes of childhood blindness;  Symposium on Recent Advances in Ophthalmology.  St. John's Ophthalmic Hospital, Jerusalem, 1987.
Genetic Eye Disease in the Middle-East.  Lecture given to the First Annual General  Meeting of the Iraqi Medical Association, UK, Swindon 1995.
Vision Screening in Children: A study morning for health visitors, clinical medical   officers and school nurses organised by Gwynedd Community Services, 18 December 1991.
What is glaucoma? International Glaucoma Association (IGA) Meeting, University of North Wales, Bangor 1991.
General Ophthalmology for General Practitioners
Preventive ophthalmology and the general practitioner role.  A two-hour seminar for general practitioners of the Ynys Mns and Caernarfon Medical Society, Gwynedd, 1990 and 1991.
Common Pitfalls in Ophthalmic Diagnosis by General Practitioners. Lecture to Young General Practitioners Forum, Warrington 10 November 1994. (PGEA).
Teaching and training of general practitioners and optometrists (from both Warrington and Halton) in fundus examination and assessment of diabetic retinopathy in my Diabetic Retinopathy Clinic (1994).
Lectures to nurses at the School of Nursing, Ysbyty Gwynedd, on common ophthalmic problems (1990-1991).
Ophthalmic Surgery
Day Case Surgery: Clinical Considerations.  Lecture to nurses in a one-day seminar on Day Case Surgery, Warrington Hospital, 28 September 1994.
Recent Advances in Cataract Management and Surgery. Lecture to general practitioners and hospital medical staff at Halton General Hospital, Mersey 19 January 1995 Warrington Hospital, 7 April 1995. (PGEA).
Recent advances in vitreous surgery; Symposium on Recent Advances in Ophthalmology.  St. John's Ophthalmic Hospital, Jerusalem, 1986.
Lasers and its applications
Clinical application of the Nd:Yag laser - series of lectures given to medical staff  King Khalid Eye Specialist Hospital, 1984.  (I also participated with Professor F Fankhauser in introducing the staff to the Microruptor II Nd:Yag laser).
Titles included: Current Concepts in Glaucoma, Glaucoma, an enigma, Changing Approach to Glaucoma, Glaucoma Treatment.
Third world ocular problems with emphasis on blindness, genetic diseases, and prevention.
Watch the UK: hidden genetic time bomb.

Ismail K Jalili 2000-2016