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Consultant Ophthalmologist, Cataract & Refractive Surgeon
BMedSci BM BS MRCS MRCSEd MRCOpth FRCOphth MMedLaw PgD Cataract & Refractive Surgery


"Ophthalmology in Primary Care” published by The Royal College of General Practitioners

The book has been created for healthcare professionals needing to manage ophthalmology patients in the context of their busy practice. It has been conceived and created with the help of ten practising GPs to give totally user friendly access to primary care tailored ophthalmic knowledge. 

Dear Sir

A few months ago I purchased your textbook, Ophthalmology in Primary Care.
I am an Optometrist who had to take an extended time away from the profession due to a bereavement.
I have now completed a few days back in practice and to help me prepare I studied your text. I just wanted to let you know what a great source of guidance and explanation it was for me. It really helped me in advance of rejoining the profession. I continue to read it.

I wish you all the best for your future.


SharedCareGlaucoma"Shared Care Glaucoma" published by Blackwell Publishing

The book covers the aetiology, classification, diagnosis and management of glaucoma under the four key sections: About Glaucoma, Detecting Progression, Treating Glaucoma and Specific Glaucoma Entities, enabling the reader to comfortably manage glaucoma patients and offering guidance on when they should refer, and to whom.

Training-In-Ophthalmology"Training in Ophthalmology" published by Oxford University Press.

The complete guide to early years specialty training in ophthalmology.

Covers the knowledge-base examined by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in the FRCOphth examination, plus the relevant clinical and professional skills. Presents information in a double-page, easily-digestible format, ideal for quick reference, as well as for revision.

Fully matched to the new specialty training structure and curriculum, for reassurance and peace-of-mind Includes case-based discussions at the end of each chapter which can be used for self-assessment.


Alwitry A, Abedin A, Patel V, Moodie J, Rotchford A, King AJ. Primary low-risk trabeculectomy augmented with low-dose mitomycin-C. Eur J Ophthalmology 2009 19(6):971-6.

Alwitry A, Rotchford A, Patel V, Abedin A, Moodie J, King AJ. Early bleb leak after trabeculectomy and prognosis for bleb failure. Eye 2009 23(4):858-63

Alwitry A, King AJ, Vernon SA. Anticoagulation therapy in glaucoma surgery. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2008; 246(6):891-6.

Alwitry A, Moodie J, Rotchford A, Abedin A, Patel V, King AJ. Predictive value of early IOP in mitomycin-C augmented trabeculectomy. J Glaucoma. 2007; 16(7):616-21.

King AJ, Rotchford AP, Alwitry A, Moodie J. Frequency of bleb manipulations following trabeculectomy surgery. Br J Ophthalmology 2007; 91(7):873-7

Alwitry A, West S, King J, Abercrombie LC. Long Term Follow-up of Porous Polyethylene Spherical Implants after Enucleation and Evisceration. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2007; 23(1):11-5.

Alwitry A, Khan K, Rotchford A, Zaman AG, Vernon SA. Severe decompression retinopathy after medical treatment of acute primary angle closure. Br J Ophthalmology 2007; 91(1): 121

Alwitry A, Rotchford A, Gardner ID. First day follow-up after routine phacoemulsification – is it necessary? European Journal of Ophthalmology 2006; 16(4): 554-559

Alwitry A, Burns SJ, Abercrombie LC. Orbital Implant Exposure Treatment with Porcine Dermal Collagen Patching. Orbit 2006; 25(3): 461-7

Alwitry A. Setting up a research project as an SHO, and getting it published. BMJ Career Focus 2005; 331: 258-259 (Part 1) - 2005; 336: 58 (Part 2)

Alwitry A, Jayasawal R. A Career in Ophthalmology. BMJ Career Focus, 2005; 330: 245 - 246

Alwitry A, Patel V. Ophthalmic Manifestations of Breast Carcinoma. Comprehensive Ophthalmology Update 2005; 6(4): 193-198 (Invited Contribution)

Alwitry A, Patel V, King AW. Fornix versus limbal-based trabeculectomy. Eye, 2005; 19(6): 631-6

Alwitry A, King AW, Vernon SA. Chronic ciliochoroidal detachment following needle revision of trabeculectomy bleb successfully treated by surgical drainage. Eye 2005; 19(4): 478-480

King AJ, Rotchford AP, Alwitry A, Moodie J. Frequency of bleb manipulations following trabeculectomy surgery. Br J Ophthalmol. 2007 Feb 1; [Epub ahead of print]

Gibran SK, Alwitry A, Cleary PE. Foveal detachment after successful retinal reattachment for macula on rhegmatogeneous retinal detachment: An Ocular Coherence Tomography evaluation. Eye 2006; 20(11): 1284-1287

Gale K, Alwitry A. Non-Accidental Injury. CME Journal of Ophthalmology 2004; 7(3):67-71

Alwitry A, Orr G. Inadvertent Ocular Perforation Due to Peribulbar Anaesthesia fof Cataract Surgery with Transection of the Maculopappular Bundle. CME Journal of Ophthalmology 2004; 7(2):39-41

Alwitry A. Holden R. One Hundred Central Retinal Artery Occlusions in Giant Cell Arteritis – Photoessay. Archives of Ophthalmology, 2003; 121: 1802

Wu K, Alwitry A, Browning A, Amoaku W. Multiple Evanescent White Dot Syndrome. CME Journal of Ophthalmology 2003; 7(1):13-15

Kiel AW, Alwitry A, Butler T. Visual acuity and legal visual requirement to drive a passenger vehicle. Eye 2003; 17: 579-82.

Alwitry A. Gardner ID. Tamoxifen Maculopathy – Photoessay. Archives of Ophthalmology 2002; 120: 1402-1402

Alwitry A, Jackson E, Chen H, Holden R. The effect of surgical facemask utilisation on the bacterial load falling to the operative site during cataract surgery. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2002; 7

Browning A. Alwitry A. Hamilton R. Rotchford A. Bhan A. Amoaku WM. The role of intra-ocular pressure measurement on the day of phacoemulsification cataract surgery. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery 2002; 28: 1601-1606

Alwitry A. Choudhary S, Gopee K, Butler TKH, Holden R. Randomised controlled trial assessing the effect of hyaluronidase on ocular motility in sub-Tenon’s anaesthesia – a randomised double masked study. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery 2002; 28(8): 1420-1423

Alwitry A. Career Focus – A Career in Ophthalmology. British Medical Journal 2002; 324: s169-170 (also published in the Student BMJ)

Alwitry A. Regional Ocular Anaesthesia – Educational Seminar. CPD Journal of Anaesthesia 2002; 4(2): 61-67 (commissioned article)

Alwitry A, Chen H, Wigfall S. The Management of Flashes and Floaters. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics 2002; 22: 1-6

Alwitry A. Holden R. “Always have a peek at the back of the eye”. British Medical Journal 2002; 324: 494

Alwitry A. Crystalline Retinopathy – clinical presentation and aetiology. Optometry 2002; 22: 34-46

Alwitry A, Koshy Z, Holden R. A prospective study of intraocular pressure changes after sub-Tenon’s anaesthesia. Eye 2001; 15: 733-735

Alwitry A, Browning AC, Holden R. Conjunctival Metastasis – A rare presentation of Bronchial Adenocarcinoma. Eye 2001; 15(5): 677-678

Alwitry A, Gardner ID. Tamoxifen Maculopathy. British Medical Journal 2001; 323: 944

Alwitry A. Sub-Tenon’s anaesthesia – method of administration and possible pitfalls. CME Journal of Ophthalmology 2001; 5(2): 44-46

Alwitry A. Sub-Tenon’s anaesthesia – the anaesthetic of choice for clear cornea cataract surgery? British Journal of Anaesthesia 2001; 87(3): 520-21

Alwitry A. Red desaturation across the mid-line the only presenting sign of pituitary tumour – a case report and discussion. CME Journal of Ophthalmology 2001; 5(3): 74-76

Alwitry A. Vitamin A deficiency diagnosed by the Ophthalmologist in Coeliac Disease. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2000; 84(9): 1079-1080

Alwitry A. Brackenbury ET. Beggs D. Soomro I. Vascular Amyloidosis Causing Spontaneous Mediastinal Haemorrhage with Haemothorax. European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2001; 20(4): 871-3

Alwitry A, Parker TL, Parker KG, Grant DM. Low temperature diamond-like carbon for candidate heart valves: characterisation and cellular interactions. Biomed Mat Res (1995)