Consultants

Meet LaserVision’s expert Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons, Mr Arun Brahma, Mr Tim de Klerk, Mr Khalid Ikram, Mr Matthew Edwards, Mr Rakesh Jayaswal, Mr Phil Jaycock and Mr Mike Tappin.

All our surgeons are Fellows of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and are members of both the European and American society of refractive surgeons. LaserVision surgeons also lead the corneal service in their trusts and boast specialist fellowship training in cornea and refractive surgery.

As specialists in complex corneal and intra-ocular surgery, the surgeons at LaserVision offer many procedures beyond laser eye surgery, including lens surgery, implantable contact lenses, corneal segments and corneal grafts.


Mr Arun Brahma MD FRCOphth

Cornea, Cataract, Anterior Segment, Refractive Laser & Lens Surgery

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital


Having qualified from Manchester Medical School in 1988, Arun Brahma performed his training in Leeds, Manchester and Dundee. Following his appointment as a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in the Cornea and Anterior Segment Service at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in 2000, Arun then set up the Refractive Surgery Suite in 2001, forming one of the earliest hospital services in the country to offer both laser and lens surgery.

In addition to his wealth of experience in refractive surgery, Arun specialises in the treatment of keratoconus and has introduced several new techniques over the years to the region, including collagen cross linking, Kera-rings, INTACs and topographic guided laser. He has also pioneered numerous corneal transplant techniques in Manchester and is regularly referred patients from across the country and overseas.
A medico legal expert in cornea and refractive surgery, Arun has helped to train many refractive surgeons, both in the UK and abroad. He has many publications in peer reviewed journals, and is a co-investigator in a number of research studies funded by the Medical Research Council and BBSR Council in Manchester, Lancaster and Cardiff universities.

Mr Tim de Klerk MBChB FRCOphth

Cornea, Cataract, Anterior Segment, Refractive Laser & Lens Surgery

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

Consultant eye surgeon, Manchester Royal Eye hospital, Manchester, Tim de Klerk, laservision, laser eye surgery,


Tim de Klerk is a full time Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon based at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, specialising in cataract surgery as well as lens and laser refractive surgery. He is the Clinical Lead for Cataract Services at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and the clinician in charge of the Hospital’s dedicated cataract surgery unit at its satellite site located at Withington Community Hospital.

Tim finished his medical degree in 2001 and began his basic specialist training in ophthalmology at the Sunderland Eye Infirmary in 2005. He moved to the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in 2009 for his higher specialist training. In the final years of his specialisation he did advanced specialist training in cornea, ocular surface and refractive surgery under the supervision of Mr Arun Brahma.

As the lead consultant for cataract surgery at the hospital Tim has the task of dealing with the most complex cataract operations on a weekly basis. He has a number of dedicated cataract lists and is responsible for training half a dozen trainee specialists in cataract surgery at any one time. In addition Tim has a dedicated corneal and ocular surface clinic once a week at the Eye Hospital where he deals with patients with complex corneal disease.

Tim is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologist (London), a member of the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons and on the Specialist Register with the GMC. He has numerous peer reviewed scientific publications and has presented his research work internationally at meetings in both the United States and Australia.

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Mr Khalid Ikram  MBBS  FRCOphth

Cornea, Cataract, Anterior Segment, Refractive Laser & Lens Surgery

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

Mr Khalid Ikram


Khalid Ikram is a highly trained, consultant eye surgeon based at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport and is Honorary Consultant at Manchester royal Eye Hospital. He specialises in cornea, complex cataract and refractive laser and lens surgery.

Khalid graduated in medicine from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, at the University of London in 1991. He then trained extensively in ophthalmic surgery in Southampton, Oxford and Manchester. At Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Khalid undertook an advanced specialist training period (fellowship) in Corneal and Refractive procedures. This involved, uniquely for a UK fellowship at that time, both “hands-on” laser vision correction (Excimer laser) and also specialised intraocular surgery. Since then, Khalid has gone on to supervise and train subsequent fellows in Corneal and Refractive surgery, a role he has enjoyed for more than 12 years, training future consultant refractive surgeons from the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Khalid commenced his NHS Consultant post in 2002, in Stockport and he is also an Honorary Consultant at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (MREH), one of the largest ophthalmic teaching & training centres in Europe.

In his NHS post, Khalid has extensive responsibilities in the teaching and training of junior ophthalmic surgeons and was the Royal College Tutor for ophthalmology at Stepping Hill Hospital. Khalid also sits on the regional specialist training committees, selecting individuals for advanced ophthalmic surgical training in the North-West, and also monitoring and assessing and appraising their progress.

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Mr Matthew Edwards FRCOphth

Cornea, Cataract, Anterior Segment, Refractive Laser & Lens Surgery

Sheffield Vision Centre, Royal Hallamshire Hospital


Matthew Edwards is a highly experienced, full time Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, specialising in corneal and refractive surgery as well as ocular surface disease.

A Fellow of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Matthew has amassed a wealth of experience in all forms of refractive surgery including LASIK, LASEK, Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) and INTACs.  He is an active member of the British Society of Refractive Surgery, a member of the Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in both the United Kingdom and America and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield, publishing articles regularly in peer-reviewed journals.

After completing his registration year, Matthew did his general ophthalmology training in Leeds and Sheffield. He undertook fellowship training in corneal surgery, ocular surface disease and refractive surgery in Auckland, New Zealand during 2000.

Following appointment as a consultant at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in 2001, he has introduced many new techniques and treatments including corneal endothelial and deep anterior lamellar corneal transplant and both corneal intra-stromal ring segments and collagen cross-linking as treatment for Keratoconus.

Matthew accepts tertiary referrals from other laser companies where patients are concerned or dissatisfied with their care and will take over the management of these complex cases. His experience in the day to day management of corneal related disorders makes them the ideal choice for safe and effective refractive surgery.

He has considerable experience in refractive surgery and has been instrumental in  establishing and running the LaserVision clinic at the Sheffield Vision Centre.

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Mr Rakesh Jayaswal MBChB FRCOphth FRCS (Ed)

Cornea, Cataract, Anterior Segment, Refractive Laser & Lens Surgery

Guildford Nuffield Hospital


Rakesh Jayaswal is a highly trained, full time consultant eye surgeon based at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, specialising in cornea, complex cataract and refractive laser and lens surgery.

Having trained initially in general surgery, Rakesh then commenced his ophthalmic training with a lecturers’ post at the University of Sheffield. He gained further experience in residency posts based in Moorfields at St. Georges Hospital, London and the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham. After completing his training to become a consultant, Rakesh then undertook fellowship training in cornea and refractive surgery at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.

Appointed in 2009 to his consultant post, Rakesh has led the corneal service, introducing several new techniques, including corneal lamellar and endothelial transplants and latest innovative techniques for the treatment of keratoconus.  Rakesh specialises in the treatment of complex corneal and anterior segment disease as well as cataract and refractive surgery.

He is a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London and the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, and a member of the American and European Society of Refractive Surgeons. He has several papers in peer review journals and has presented in over 30 national and international meetings over the years.

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Mr Mike Tappin MBBS FRCOphth

Cornea, Cataract, Anterior Segment, Refractive Laser & Lens Surgery

Guildford Nuffield Hospital


Consultant Surgeon Mike Tappin trained at St Mary’s Medical School in London and later specialised in Ophthalmology. He has undertaken specialist training in corneal, laser and refractive surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital and The Charles Gairdner Eye Institute in Perth, Australia. He is a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

He has NHS practices at the Royal Surrey Hospital in Guildford and St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey and additional private clinics at the Woking Nuffield Hospital and the Runnymede Hospital in Chertsey.

Among the highlights of his career has been the development of the pioneering technique of endothelial cell transplantation now known as DMEK; being the first surgeon in the UK to perform this technique in 2005.

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In association with:
Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Greater Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust