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Professor Narciss Okhravi

BSc (Hons), MBBS (Hons), FRCOphth, PhD, PG Cert Med Ed, F Acad Med Ed, PG Cert Leadership (Quality Improvement)

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Specialty: Ophthalmology

Location: London

Professional Profile

Professor Okhravi is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specializing in Medical Retina and Uveitis at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHSFT. She is a Professorial Teaching Fellow at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, and is Associate Dean to Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary, University of London. She is the Director of Studies ( encompassing medical education of Undergraduate medical students, general practitioners, and foundation year doctors) at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHSFT.

Professor Okhravi qualified in 1989 from Royal London Medical School and has been a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon since January 2004. She obtained a PhD in Ophthalmology in 1999, Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education in 2010 and a Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership (Quality Improvement) in 2014. Narciss is also a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators, and an alumnus of Generation Q (Health Foundation and Ashridge Business School).

Professor Okhravi has a keen interest in education of health care professionals, both at undergraduate and at postgraduate level, with wide experience of teaching clinicians, ophthalmologists and allied health professionals, from the most junior students to the most senior adult learners.

She enjoys looking after patients with medical retina and uveitis related eye conditions and is point of referral for complex ocular disease, systemic disease, secondary or tertiary opinions

Specialises In

Medical retina:
Macular degeneration (wet, dry)
Diabetic retinopathy
Vein occlusion,
Arterial occlusion

Anterior intermediate posterior panuveitis
Viral retinitis
Birdshot Uveitis
VKH syndrome
Behcets disease
Scleritis (anterior, posterior)

Cataract and cataract surgery:
Routine cataract surgery
Complex cataract surgery (in particular for uveitis and medical retina patients)

Retina Lasers,
Yag capsulotomies
Intravitreal injections (Lucentis, Avastin, Eylea, Ozurdex, Triamcinolone)

General Ophthalmology:
Acute Ophthalmology
The acute red eye ( uveitis, conjunctivitis, blepharitis, meibomitis)
Lid swelling and irritation

Professional Memberships

Education co-lead of “Women in Vision UK”
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
International Member American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member of Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO)
International Member American Uveitis Society
Member European Association for Vision and Eye Research
Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators ( Aug 2011- date)
Member of the Association for the Study of Medical Education
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
Member of the Health Foundation College of Experts
Member of Health Foundation ‘Q’ and Generation Q Alumnus

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