Mr Riaz Asaria


Consultant Ophthalmologist

Mr Riaz Asaria qualified from Southampton University in 1989 and began his specialist ophthalmology training in 1992, specialising in Retinal Disease. He was awarded the June Sutor Research fellowship in 1997 at Moorfields Eye Hospital, followed by a Medical and surgical at Moorfields and at Bristol Eye Hospital. He was awarded the Gold Medal for his research.

He has been working as a consultant at the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust since 2005, He has developed an active research team and leads the research for ophthalmology at the Royal Free site. He is also the lead for undergraduate ophthalmology teaching at UCL Medical school and is an associate professor.

He is actively involved in humanitarian work and has helped set up surgical retina services in Iraq and other countries. He sees this part of his professional career as being both rewarding and very humbling.

He specialises in retinal disease, cataract, general ophthalmology, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and vein occlusions.

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Hospital Locations

Royal Free Hospital


  • Ophthalmology

Registration and licensing


Special interests

  • Retina
  • Cataracts

Mr Riaz Asaria, Consultant Ophthalmologist is available to be seen for consultations at Royal Free London