Saj Ataullah

Consultant Ophthalmic & Oculoplastic Surgeon

​Welcome to my home page.

I am a consultant eye surgeon who specialises in oculoplastic, lacrimal & orbital surgery.

I've worked as an NHS consultant at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital since 2002.

My private practice is based at Face & Eye, my dedicated eye and cosmetic surgery clinic in Northenden, Manchester.

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​I also see private patients at:

  • BMI Alexandra Hospital, Cheadle, Cheshire
  • Manchester Royal Eye Hospital's Private Patient Centre

About Mr Saj Ataullah; MB BS, FRCOPHTH

I Graduated in medicine from Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School, University of London, in 1991.

I have over 25 years of experience in Ophthalmology.

After 7 years of ophthalmology training in London and Manchester I trained extensively in oculoplastic surgery (also called ophthalmic plastic surgery) ​in Auckland & Manchester.

Oculoplastic surgery focuses on disorders of the eyelids, eyebrows, tear drainage system and the orbit (the eye socket).

I was appointed as an NHS Consultant Ophthalmic & Oculoplastic Surgeon at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (MREH) in 2002.

MREH is one of the largest eye hospitals in Europe.

I take a keen interest in the teaching & training of ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgeons:

  • I have jointly run an internationally renowned fellowship in oculoplastic, lacrimal and orbital surgery at MREH since 2002. During this time I have trained surgeons from around the world as well as the U.K.
  • I am the director of the highly successful Manchester Oculoplastic, Lacrimal & Orbital Dissection Course. This course has run annually since 2013 and attracts surgeons from all over the world. This course offers hands-on cadaveric surgical training enabling participants to practise new surgical techniques.
  • I have presented as an invited speaker at the annual meetings of  BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons), BOPSS (British Oculoplastic Surgery Society), and FPS UK (Facial Plastic Surgery).
  • I co-run the Eyelid Surgery section of the annual Face Eyes Nose Conference
  • I was the Royal College of Ophthalmologists' Tutor for MREH from 2005-2012 and have been closely involved with the appointment, assessment, appraisal and training of junior doctors at MREH.
  • I was Regional Advisor for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists from 2012-2018.
  • I have published in international peer-reviewed journals and have presented scientific papers in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Spain, Sweden, and Belgium as well as the UK.
Royal College of Opthalmologists       British Ocuploplastic Surgery Society          British Medical Association