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Telephone: 01942 244 000

Mr Salim Natha

Mr Salim Natha
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Mr Salim Natha

Qualifications: MBChB (Honours) Liverpool FRCOphth


Speciality Areas:

  • Small incision phacoemulsification Cataract surgery
  • Age related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retinal Vascular occlusions
  • Lid surgery
Contact Details:

Secretary: 01942 822468

Clinic Access Times:

Monday  all day  WWL Eye Unit, Boston House (Macular degeneration clinic)  AMD clinic
Tuesday AM  Leigh Infirmary Retina clinic
Wednesday AM WWL Eye Unit, Boston House Laser clinic 
Thursday PM  WWL Eye Unit, Boston House Retinal and Cataract

Mr Natha will be happy to provide telephone advice to General Practitioners and patients at any time via his Secretary.


Salim qualified from the University of Liverpool Medical School in 1992 with honours. He completed his basic and higher surgical training in Preston and the Merseyside hospitals. He undertook a fellowship in Uveitis in Chicago and a further fellowship with Professor Harding at Liverpool in medical retinal diseases. He was appointed a Consultant at Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust in October 2001.

Salim provides comprehensive care for patients with the serious blinding disease, age related macular degeneration. He uses the latest treatments which include Lucentis (intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy) He runs a fast track referral clinic which has reduced waiting times significantly.

He is also the new Clinical lead for the diabetic retinopathy screening programme and provides laser and other treatment modalities for patients with sight threatening diabetic eye disease.

He also supervises the GP trainees who are attached for 6 months to the eye unit.
Salim has several publications/abstracts in the medical literature and has presented many papers at scientific meetings. He is a peer reviewer for the English National Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme.