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Ms Valerie Saw

Ophthalmic Consultant Surgeon Ms Valerie Saw

61 Reviews

Ms Saw has a wonderfully calming personality. She took time to explain the procedure and answered all my questions thoroughly. She communicated clearly during the operation, which alleviated a potentially very stressful situation. ...Read more

Ms Valerie Saw has been a longstanding full time consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital (2007-2015). She specialises in laser refractive surgery, cataract and implant surgery, dry eye and corneal transplantation. She is currently a visiting surgeon at Advanced Vision Care, London.

Ms Valerie Saw features as one of the best laser eye surgeons in the UK, the only female to make it. Recognised by her peers for her expertise and experience, she is an Examiner and Committee Member for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ Certification in Laser Refractive Surgery.

She did her medical training at the University of Sydney, where she received the University Medal for coming first place on the Honours list. She has been trained at the highest level in complex corneal and cataract surgery, having spent 4 years in advanced specialisation at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Due to her experience she is able to offer a choice of treatments and customise these to the patient’s individual situation.

Being expert in managing medical conditions of the front of the eye like blepharitis, dry eye and contact lens problems means that Ms Saw is able to optimise the condition of the eyes for an excellent result in laser surgery, and also in cataract and implant surgery.

Ms Saw is a longstanding Council Member of the British Society of Refractive Surgery (BSRS) and a member of the American, European and UK and Ireland Societies of Refractive Surgery (ASCRS, ESCRS, UKISCRS) and the European Corneal Society (EuCornea). She is a member of International Sjogren’s Syndrome Registry Review Panel (SICCA) and medical advisor for the Dry Eyes Medical website. She is a regular invited speaker at conferences and teaching courses both in the UK and abroad.

Ms Saw’s PhD thesis on ocular surface scarring was awarded the Research Medal at Moorfields Eye Hospital and an Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Travel Grant. This work has led to ongoing research and potential new treatment for patients.

Ms Saw has been performing eye surgery for over 10 years and specialises in:

  • Wavefront laser surgery for long and short-sightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia (Femtosecond LASIK, LASEK, PRK)
  • Cataract surgery using standard, Toric and Multifocal lenses and Femtosecond laser Cataract surgery
  • Lens implant surgery including Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)
  • Corneal grafts including DMEK, DSAEK, Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK) for keratoconus, Femtosecond laser corneal transplantation
  • Keratoconus Surgery including Collagen Cross-linking and Kerarings/Intacs
  • Contact Lens-related Eye Conditions

Ms Saw no longer treats patients at Moorfields Private, and her private practice has moved to Harley Street.

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Ms Valerie Saw Reviews


23 Jul 2015

Ms Valerie Saw’s team were very attentive and helpful. I had LASEK which has a longer recovery time and is more painful. Ms Saw ensured the pain has kept to a minimum and even came in on a Saturday to check how my eyes were healing! All of my questions were answered promptly

17 Dec 2014

I have always considered having laser eye surgery. After using contact lenses and glasses for over 10 years, I decided to go ahead with it. After going online to look at reviews on Moorfields website Ms V Saw had very good feedback. Having had a consultation which was brilliant and answered all my questions, I then decided to proceed with surgery. Obviously going in for the surgery can seem quite daunting but everyone, especially Miss Saw, put me at ease and told me what was happening throughout the procedure. It has been the best thing I have ever done and would do it all over again! Miss Saw was fantastic. I would recommend her to anyone considering Lasik Surgery. Thank you!

13 Jan 2015

I wish I’d had the treatment years ago. It’s transformed my life, stripping out a whole layer of stress, anxiety and upset. I was terrified of the procedure and the recovery process for PRK, and although the actual operation felt a bit like being abducted by aliens, it was over in moments and in retrospect, neither the treatment or recovery felt like a big deal. I can’t recommend Valerie Saw highly enough. She took time to answer my numerous questions in-depth, face-to-face during consultations as well as over the phone and via email. She put me at ease and she has changed my life for the better, and for this I am eternally grateful.

13 Jan 2015

After being blind as a bat for over 30 years, I finally gave into having laser eye surgery. After researching the issue, I decided on Moorfields as the best option. This has been endorsed by my whole experience from start to finish. Miss Saw and her team were professional, dedicated and supportive through the whole process and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them as the ‘way to go’ if your thinking of this treatment. Thanks for giving me my sight back!

13 Jan 2015

Great level of care. I felt that they really cared at all stages through the consultancy all the way to the surgery and then the aftercare. I was able to call anytime if I had a problem. Perfect vision. I would highly recommend it to anyone considering laser eye surgery.

13 Jan 2015

As most people would be when thinking about having eye surgery, I was really worried about side effects. however, MS Saw put all my worries to rest while at the same time being very informative and professional. My visits to the clinic were enjoyable and the people who worked there were really friendly. I had a great outcome with my surgery and would recommend Ms Saw to anybody.

14 Jan 2015

Ms Saw and her staff were outstanding and very helpful. Treatment and post-care were easy. I would highly recommend her and this clinic to anyone considering the procedure. Well worth it!

25 Feb 2015

Ms Saw is excellent. She is so reassuring about the procedure, explaining good and bad about the surgery. I would strongly recommend her to anyone considering surgery.

12 May 2015

Having worn glasses since the age of 8, it was difficult to explain the decision to undergo surgery to correct my vision. However, how glad I am that I went through with it. Valerie was amazing, patiently explaining everything and answering questions, even in the run-up to the surgery date. On the day itself, Valerie and her team made the whole experience calm and stress free and it is astounding that such a life changing result can be achieved so easily, and pain/ stress free. I had the surgery in February and have recently returned from an early summer holiday – no glasses, prescription sunglasses, contact lenses, comfort drops etc. Just my new eyes and a pair of sunglasses! I would thoroughly recommend the amazing Valerie and Moorfields hospital.

22 May 2015

Reading had become a problem and the constant need to put on and take off glasses was a real irritation. I knew of Moorfields and its reputation and booked a consulation with Ms Valerie Saw. We discussed a number of options and I decided on implants which Valerie felt was the best option. The process was very smooth and all the stuff very helpful. All my questions were answered thoroughly and I can now go about my life glasses free! I would thoroughly recommend the process and Valerie Saw as a consultant.

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