Ahmed qualified from the University of London in 1987, and started training in Ophthalmology in London in 1989. He was a registrar and a fellow in Nottingham, and was appointed as Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in phacoemulsification and oculoplastics at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in December 1998. He has over 50 publications and presentations, and a DM. Ahmed's research can be found at : www.theeyespecialist.co.uk
Ahmed's roles at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital & University
Ahmed performs small incision cataract surgery and uses premium intra-ocular lenses. He also specialises in oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery. He is recognised for his work in facial palsy management, and leads the Multi-disciplinary Facial Function Clinic based at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. Ahmed was recently invited onto BBC Breakfast along with one of his patients to discuss facial palsy. He is a medical adviser to the British Acoustic Neuroma association, and a founding medical advisory board member for the charity, Facial Palsy UK.
Ahmed interviews for the Medical School, and teaches medical and optometry students. He examines medical students, and for the MOptom. He is a member of the Local Negotiating Committee on behalf of the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, and is a North West Representative of the Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association. He has raised money for the New Children's Hospital by arranging sponsored events.
Ahmed's roles outside CMMC
Ahmed is a nominated representative of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) on the General Optical Council (GOC). He is a Member of The RCOphth and a Founder Member of The British Oculoplastic Surgery Society. He is an examiner for the RCOphth as well as part of the Training The Trainers and Microsurgical Skills faculties. He is a member of the Ophthalmic Qualifications Committee of the British Medical Association. He is active in research and a journal reviewer. He is a Chairman of the Hospital Doctors Forum of the British International Doctors Association. He is a medical member of the Appeal Panel of the General Medical Council.
Outside medicine, Ahmed is involved with medical charities and community finance initiatives, and is co-chair of the Manchester Christian-Muslim Forum.