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Muneer Otri is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire. He has been in the field of ophthalmology since 2002 with a special interest in cataract, anterior segment and glaucoma treatments.
Originally, Mr Otri graduated from the University of Aleppo, Syria and then completed his core ophthalmology training at Damascus University Hospital, Syria. Following which he came to the UK in 2007 and completed his PhD degree and clinical research fellowship in Cornea and anterior segment at Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, UK in 2011.
Mr Otri then completed another honorary fellowship in Oculoplastic and Orbital surgery in Birmingham Eye Centre, UK. He then joined the Ophthalmology department at University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire as a Specialty Doctor (with a special interest in Glaucoma and Cataract) in 2013.
Mr Otri undertook the prestigious Queens Medical Centre glaucoma fellowship training in Nottingham in 2019/2020. This included extensive experience in modern surgical and laser techniques in addition to exposure to the full range of complex pathologies. After which, he was appointed as a Glaucoma consultant at the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire in 2020.
He is now an expert in modern-day glaucoma treatments (including LASER treatment, Trabeculectomy surgery, Tube surgery and minimally invasive Glaucoma surgery- MIGS). He is also an expert in routine and complex Cataract surgery and he has already done more than 1500 Cataract procedures. As an NHS consultant, he participates in running a tertiary centre of excellence in the treatment of complex glaucoma using aqueous-shunt surgery. He endeavours to provide the highest quality ophthalmic care, tailoring specific treatment options to the individual needs of his patients. My Otri has 27 publications in peer-reviewed journals (5 of them as the first author).
Mr. Muneer Otri is now an expert in modern-day glaucoma treatments (including LASER treatment, Trabeculectomy surgery, Tube surgery and minimally invasive Glaucoma surgery- MIGS).
Inside your eye you have a lens. This works like a camera lens, focusing light in order for you to see. It is a clear colour when you are young, but becomes progressively cloudier and more yellow as you age. This clouding of the lens is called a cataract.
Glaucoma may get worse if the pressure inside the eye is not low enough. Trabeculectomy is recommended when eyedrops are not controlling the pressure. Where trabeculectomy surgery is unsuitable, a Glaucoma Drainage Device may be employed.
There is increasing evidence that laser treatment in the form of selective laser trabecuoplasty (SLT) in certain patients is an equally effective alternative to eye drops as first line treatment for raised eye pressure.
Provide the highest quality ophthalmic care, tailoring specific treatment options to the individual needs of his patients.
Inside your eye you have a lens. This works like a camera lens, focusing light in order for you to see.
The eye can be affected by many conditions which can cause a range of symptoms and complaints.
Mr. Otri’s has more than 27 publications in peer reviewed journals (5 of them as a first author)
The best treatment choice for your glaucoma will depend on various factors and although pre-existing visual loss cannot be reversed, the cost of delaying treatment can mean further visual loss progression