Mr Nizar Din is a British board-certified ophthalmologist with a sub-speciality interest in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery.

He received two scholarships to study medicine at Imperial College London, consistently ranked in the top ten universities globally. During his time, he received numerous prizes and graduated with a distinction in medical sciences, and was also awarded a bachelor of science honours degree in Surgery and Anaesthesia.

He was subsequently successful in obtaining a highly competitive sub-speciality ophthalmology placement in London, rotating through tertiary level eye hospitals. During his seven year residency programme he was awarded numerous awards for teaching, research and management. He became a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 2017.  This culminated in securing the highly sought-after cornea and refractive fellowship at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in 2019.

Determined to gain further world class experience, he was chosen as one of two international fellows for the highly reputable cornea and refractive fellowship at the University of Toronto. He received travel scholarships by both the Ethicon Fund and Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) International Fund. During this time, Mr Din performed complex modern cornea transplants (partial and full thickness), advanced cataract surgery, anterior segment reconstructions and corneal collagen cross-linking, pterygium and advanced cornea diseases management. In recognition of his leadership skills and excellence, he was chosen as the Chief Fellow for the Department of Ophthalmology in Toronto. Concurrently, he successfully completed an advanced post-graduate diploma in cataract and refractive surgery at the University of Ulster. He completed his fellowship in 2022, and was awarded the prestigious Lim Memorial Award: “for exemplary excellence in surgical skill, kindness, intelligence and teaching skill.”

Mr. Din has a special interest in research and has numerous peer-reviewed publications in leading Ophthalmology journals. He regularly presents his research at various national and international conferences on topics ranging from general ophthalmology, cornea and refractive surgery. He was awarded the “best ophthalmologist under 40 award“ at the International Society of Cornea, Stem Cells and Ocular Surface in Italy.

Additionally, he takes a keen interest in education and supervision of medical students, residents, and fellows and was recognised for his exemplary training with the “Outstanding Clinical Supervisor” award at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

Mr Din now returns to London as a Consultant in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive surgery at Western Eye Hospital, where he provides expertise in:

  • Complex cataracts including premium lenses
  • All forms of cornea transplant surgeries including – DMEK, DSAEK, DALK and Penetrating Keratoplasty, in addition to ocular surface conditions such as dry eyes, infections, recurrent corneal erosions and pterygium
  • Refractive surgery- LASIK, PRK, ICL surgery, Refractive Lens Exchange

“Honesty, integrity and excellence are my key driving principles. Restoring vision is a huge privilege and responsibility which demands the utmost care. This drives me to intimately understand my patient’s problems, and collaboratively provide solutions to achieve all possible goals”.


Complex cataracts including premium lenses; all forms of cornea transplant surgeries including – DMEK, DSAEK, DALK and penetrating keratoplasty, in addition to ocular surface conditions such as dry eyes, infections, recurrent corneal erosions and pterygium; refractive surgery- LASIK, PRK, ICL surgery, refractive lens exchange

Research & publications

Mr Din has published over 42 peer-reviewed papers, and presented at over 45 International Conferences.

Full details can be found with the following link: 

Some highlights below include:

1. Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking for Late Onset Progressive Keratoconus in Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome
Phylactou M, Din N, Aiello F, Angunawela R (Joint 1st Author)
Cornea. 2023;10.1097/ICO.0000000000003258. doi:10.1097/ICO.0000000000003258

2. Surgical Management of Fuchs’ Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy- a Treatment Algorithm and Individual Patient Meta-analysis of Descemet Stripping Only (DSO).
Din N, Cohen E, Popovic M, Mimouni M, Trinh T, Gouvea L, Alshaker S, Ong Tone S, Chan C, AR Slomovic.
Cornea, Nov 2021 [accepted for publication]

3. Remote Surgeon Virtual Presence: A Novel Telementoring Method for Live Surgical Training
Din N, Chan CC, Cohen E, Iovieno A, Dahan A, Rootman DS, Litvin G.
Cornea. 2021 Nov 11. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000002921. Online ahead of print.PMID: 34759203

4. Comparative evaluation of four Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty graft preparation techniques.
Din N, Mimouni M, Slomovic J et al.
Can J Ophthalmol. 2023 Feb 10:S0008-4182(22)00020-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2022.01.017.

5. "The Spinning Technique" for Unfolding Tightly Scrolled DMEK Grafts
Vasquez-Perez A, Phylactou M, Din N, Liu C.
Cornea. 2021;10.1097/ICO.0000000000002824.

6. Local anaesthesia as a standard of care for penetrating keratoplasty?
Bizrah, M., Ching, G., Yusuf, A. M., Din, N., Yeung, S. N., McCarthy, J. M., Iovieno, A., & Holland, S. P.
Eye (London, England), 10.1038/s41433-021-01618-7.

7. The "Two-Flaps" Technique for Descemet Stripping Only
Cohen E, Din N, Mimouni M, et al.
Cornea. 2021;10.1097/ICO.0000000000002744. doi:10.1097/

8. Clinical Characteristics of Patients With Chronic Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Treated at a Major Tertiary Eye Hospital Within the United Kingdom.
Jabbour S, Din N, Logeswaran A, Taberno Sanchez S and Ahmad S
Front. Med. 8:644795. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2021.644795

9. The Impact of COVID-19 on Acute and Elective Corneal Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital London
Din N, Phylactou M, Fajardo-Sanchez J, Watson M, Ahmad S
Clin Ophthalmol. 2021;15:1639-1645

10. Mini-Descemet Stripping-Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty for Macro Corneal Perforations
Vasquez-Perez A, Din N, Phylactou M, Kriman Nunez J, Allan B
Cornea. 2021;10.1097/ICO.0000000000002713.

11. Blossoming vision: unusual donor tissue configuration in a jaundiced cornea tissue.
Din N, Chew HF
Can J Ophthalmol. 2020;S0008-4182(20)30742-0.

12. Acidovorax keratitis: a novel case of bilateral insidious keratitis secondary to toxicity from fruit contamination.
Din N, Hamid S, Phylactou M, Wilkins M.
Eye (Lond). 2020 Jul 3. doi: 10.1038/s41433-020-1073-z. PMID: 32620844

13. Insidious Transpalpebral Fistula Secondary to Scleral Buckle
Din N, Shahid S, Wagner S, Bourkiza R
Can J Ophthalmol. 2020 May 11;S0008-4182(20)30203-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2020.03.001.

14. Cataract surgery in patients with neovascular age related macular degeneration-examination of current practice among UK ophthalmic surgeons.
Malick H, Din N, Rajput R, Mushtaq B.
Eye (Lond). 2020 Apr 3. doi: 10.1038/s41433-020-0863-7. PMID: 32246064

15. Serious corneal complications and undiagnosed floppy eyelid syndrome: A case series and a 10-year retrospective review.
Din N, Vasquez-Perez A, Ezra DG, Tuft SJ.
Journal of Current Ophthalmology Jun 2019,
PMID: 31317105

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