- Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Mr Sher Aslam is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Arnott Eye Associates part of Optegra Eye Hospital Central London.
- Vitreoretinal surgery
- Intravitreal injections
- Retinal laser
Sher attended Reading School and studied medicine at the University of Southampton. Following graduation in 1999, he undertook basic medical and surgical training before passing out from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as a Professionally Qualified Officer.
He underwent basic and higher specialist ophthalmology training in London teaching hospitals and obtained FRCOphth in 2010. Following this, he undertook basic science research into a cutting edge area that he was passionate about, the use of stem cell transplantation to reconstruct the human retina and to repair retinal laser injury. Under the supervision of Professor Robert MacLaren, he investigated the feasibility of transplanting cone photoreceptors to restore vision in the blind retina. He was awarded a DPhil on this subject from the University of Oxford in 2013 and received a number of prestigious prizes for this work.
On return to clinical activity, he completed a two-year fellowship training programme in vitreoretinal surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital and was accepted onto the GMC Specialist Register in 2015. His special interests are vitreoretinal and cataract surgery, the latter including refractive lens implantation. He is currently a Consultant at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and has worked as Clinical Research Fellow in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences where he has co-supervised a Rhodes scholar to the completion of their DPhil. He has written over 30 scientific papers and is an accredited Educational Supervisor in addition to being actively involved in teaching medical students from the University of Oxford during their clinical attachments in ophthalmology.
He has worked in areas of conflict and has deployed on international operations during his career in the Army. He was Regimental Medical Officer to the Royal Green Jackets and Royal Gurkha Regiment and recently retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Throughout his career, Sher has aimed to deliver care of the highest quality in a kind and considerate manner. The fact that he loves his work is an added bonus. His varied career and life experience enable him to take a holistic approach to patient care. Outside of work, Sher is a keen cricketer having captained his University medical school team and represented various Army teams. His next project is to develop his sons into cricketing aficionados.