Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Mr Leon Au specialises in cornea and glaucoma. He graduated from the University of Nottingham in 1998 with an ophthalmology prize of the year. He completed 8 years of general ophthalmology training in Nottingham and Manchester before undertaking separate subspecialty training fellowships in cornea, glaucoma and refractive surgery. He has been a dual-specialty consultant in the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital since February 2009.
His major areas of expertise are cornea related problems, external eye disease, cataract and glaucoma. He is the lead surgeon in the UK for the pioneering I-stent® (microtrabecular bypass stent) glaucoma surgery. He also has a unique expertise in micro-incisional (as compared to conventional small incision) cataract surgery.
He publishes his research regularly in peer-reviewed medical journals and he lectures in the field of cornea and glaucoma both regionally and nationally.
Micro-incisional cataract surgery
Deep lamella and full thickness corneal transplant for keratoconus
Endothelial corneal transplant (DSEK) for corneal disease
Trabeculectomy surgery for glaucoma
I-stent® microtrabecular bypass glaucoma surgery
Laser surgery (selective laser trabeculoplasty and diode laser) for glaucoma
Glaucoma tube surgery for complex disease
Anterior segment OCT scanning for assessing the intraocular structures