An experienced Ophthalmic Surgeon, Mr. Giledi has performed more than 14,000 laser procedures including LASIK, INTRALASIK, LASEK and Wavefront-guided treatments as well as undertaking the treatment of complex cases. He is registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and is a fully trained Ophthalmologist who has undergone additional specialist training in refractive surgery.
He is an Ophthalmic Surgeon for Optical Express and a consultant Ophthalmologist at the Queen Victoria Hospital NHS trust, East Grinstead which is a tertiary referral centre for the management of difficult corneal and ocular surface diseases. Mr. Giledi has gained vast experience and has special interests in the treatment of complicated corneal diseases and cataract surgery. He is an active member of various affiliated bodies and societies such as Royal College of Surgeons and European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. Twice every year, Mr. Giledi attends International Medical Advisory Board (IMAB) Conferences and is annually assessed by this board. The panel consists of several of the world’s most eminent Refractive Surgeons including Mr. Steven Schallhorn, former Head of Ophthalmology for the US Navy, Dr. Jan Venter, a world leading Ophthalmic Surgeon, and Mr. Jeffery Machat, co-founder of TLC Vision, one of the largest laser vision correction providers in the world.
Mr. Giledi is a Corneal, Refractive and Anterior Segment Surgeon with his fellowship training spanning two years at the Corneoplastic Unit and Eye Bank, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead. He is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of complex corneal conditions including refractive surgery problems. He is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Centre for Sight, where he performs more laser refractive procedures, general ophthalmology, cataract surgery and non-laser refractive procedures. He is one of the VISX Surgeon trainers who train other Surgeons on the use of S4 CustomVue excimer laser both nationally and internationally, and also participates in teaching at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is one of the faculty members that train Ophthalmologists in corneal graft surgery at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.
His dedication to his profession and patients is evident from his clinical experience and continued attendance at seminars and conferences internationally, as both speaker and delegate allowing him to stay abreast of all developments in the advancing field of ophthalmology.
Delighted with my lasik surgery and the results achieved.
I felt happier choosing a centre that is a specialist in eye care.I have friends that have had laser eye surgery at the Centre who were very pleased.
Hey, that post levaes me feeling foolish. Kudos to you!
I had -7 prescription in both eyes. Was understandably cautious about having lasik. Mr Giledi performed the procedure yesterday after clearly answering my questions and fully gaining my confidence. A polite, straight forward and professional surgeon. Just 24 hours on and I am astounded at the results. My vision is clear and discomfort at a minimum. And the procedure took less than 10mins! A very grateful patient indeed! My one regret is that I didn't do this sooner.
I'm currently 3 months post-op and am left with a residual prescription of L(-1.0, -0.75) R(-0.75,-0.25).I'm below legal driving standard and forced to wear RX glasses for any activity requiring distance vision: driving, tennis, TV etc. (My pre-op prescription was about -5,-1.25 both eyes). Obviously I am not yet satisfied with the results given that I had the most expensive (and hyped) treatment option - the ultra elite.I've been told that it is a waiting game between now and 6 months post-op at which point I will be assessed for and likely require a LASIK enhancement surgery to achieve full correction. Here is a recap on my experiences with LASIK and Ultralase so far: I've been considering lasik for many years now, but the recent advancements in bladeless Intralase flap creation gave me the confidence to take the plunge. At my first consultation with Ultralase in Jan 2011 I was asked to hold off a further 12 months due to ensure my prescription was stable. I was happy with the risk averse attitude and lack of pressure to proceed with the surgery. After a subsequent assessment the following year I finally had the LASIK procedure done in May 2012. The optometrist (Rachna) in the Reading clinic with whom I've had my consultations and follow up has been very professional and helpful. I've been able to reach her on the phone for advise and setup additional follow up sessions to address concerns. The surgeon, Osama Giledi seemed to be well qualified and trusted based on my research and was pleasant to deal with. I was able to consult him in person prior to surgery (in Guildford) to have some questions answered.The procedure itself was quick, if a bit stressful at one point when I was asked not to move my left eye so much, but I had no idea that I was moving it in the first place or how to stop it! I had bruising in both eyes from the suction ring (harmless side effect - subconjunctival hemorrhage) which went away in 2 weeks. There was some initial stinging and light sensitivity after the anesthetic wore off, but no major discomfort beyond the first 24 hours. Luckily symptoms such as dry eyes, halos and starbursts I had read so much about have not been a problem. In conclusion, I have much improved vision, but still dependant on glasses and weary about prospect of having the lasik flaps lifted and the eyes re-lasered. I'll update this review in 3 months time ... watch this space!
From start to finish I felt like I was in the care of professionals. All procedures were fully explained and any questions answered.
Very good staff and procedure
Truly the best money I ever spent! 5 months after the treatment, I still can't quite believe the improvement in my life!
Fist Class treatment and service. Will (and have) recommend you to others. Thank you.
Recommendation from friend who is an ophthalmologist.