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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


09 Dec 2014

Brilliant service. everyone was kind and helpful. Can now see my golf ball after playing my shot. Highly recommended.

27 Mar 2013

Absolutely delighted with result and service, couldn't be happier!

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.

02 Jul 2014

I first met Ms Saw in the A&E department at Moorfields. I had a corneal ulcer on my right eye caused by my contact lenses. I was under her care for 3 months whilst the ulcer healed. I received excellent care and so I decided to go back to Ms Saw to discuss the possibility of laser surgery. Due to the large scar (3mm) on my right eye, Ms Saw was unsure if laser surgery would work and was very honest with me about the end result. I decided I wanted to go ahead and in August 2013 I had Lasik (left eye) and Lasek (right eye) treatment. Both eyes healed very well and recovery was very quick in my left eye (Lasik). Despite a large astigmatism in the left eye, the treatment was 100% successful. My right eye (Lasek) took longer to recover and although the 1st treatment corrected my short sight, it did not correct the astigmatism, which was probably due to the scaring from the ulcer. I continued to see Ms Saw for several months to assess progress and in January 2014, we decided to try a second Lasek treatment. This time the procedure was completely successful. I can now say, June 2014 that I have 20:20 vision in both eyes. It is amazing and I am SO grateful to Ms Saw for her professionalism and care. Despite being an ‘unusual’ case, she was willing to treat me and I hope that my experience will give hope to others in a similar situation. I have no hesitation in recommending Ms Saw and would highly recommend her.

07 Mar 2017

Extremely pleased with the surgery I had in January 2016. It is life changing. Valerie was fantastic all way through, very professional and thorough in her explanations. Surgery was painless and results were already incredible after a few hours. After care support was brilliant. I have been recommending Valerie to my family and friends since then!

17 Dec 2014

I chose Valerie due to the high qualifications on her profile page on the website. I am extremely glad I went with Valerie and her team, they were friendly, caring, informative and professional.
The surgery was so quick, easy and pain free. I was extremely nervous about the procedure, just the thought made my stomach turn. Valerie and her team made me feel extremely relaxed and explained the procedure clearly to me. The nurses on the day were really helpful and explained all the aftercare drops to me. I still can’t believe I went through with it but so glad I did and would recommend it to anyone and would highly recommend going to moorfields and having Valerie as your surgeon. Her voice is extremely calming whilst the procedure is taking place.

19 Apr 2013

I had absolutely no idea of what to expect when I discovered cataracts in my eyes. And I was living abroad. On my first visit, during my initial consultation Valerie explained in very simple but concise terms what to expect and was able to put my mind at ease. She also fully outlined what type of resulting vision to expect including all the main side effects. I came back to London 3 months later and we were able to operate on both eyes, and I left London a week later, fully armed with instructions and eye drops. Due to being abroad I called once just to discuss over the phone how I felt my vision was and to ensure that I was on track. Once again even from afar Valerie was spot on with advice and suggestions. 6 months on and I have had my follow up visit. My eye-sight is perfect, the side effects are minimal and what little side effect there is, is worth having for the results. I would highly recommend Valerie Saw to anyone considering eye surgery; you can be certain of being in good, professional hands with optimum results.

22 May 2015

I feel I have had life changing eye surgery. No more contacts or glasses. Surgery was painless, a little discomfort for a few weeks after but all good now. I have been delighted with my experience and would recommend
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02 Jul 2014

I recently had bilateral LASEK eye surgery for a mild/moderate myopia with Ms Saw – and I am thrilled with the results. I researched and contacted a number of London based clinics and surgeons and after contacting Ms Saw’s office I was really impressed with the professional and personalised service that her team offered me. When I met with Ms Saws office the professional and personalised service continued. I am very active and I hold a PPL and we agreed that LASEK was a better choice for me. During the surgery I was grateful that Ms Saw explained what she was doing at each and every step of the very short procedure. During the follow up and aftercare I found Ms Saw and her team to be easily available to answer any questions. My recovery was very fast aided by the aftercare and my PPL Medical certificate was re-issued by a CAA Medical Examiner after 3 months instead of the anticipated 12. I am 100% satisfied with my treatment would recommend Ms Saw to anyone considering laser eye surgery.

07 Mar 2017

I highly recommend undertaking laser surgery with Valerie. I had a very high prescription (-8) and was wearing spectacles and then contact lenses since I was 5 years old. I was a bit apprehensive at the start but Valerie was very reassuring from the beginning. I received all the information I wanted allowing me to make my choice. The surgery (May 2016) didn’t take long at all and the discomfort only lasted a couple of hours. I was provided with a range of drops including anesthetics drops against the pain which were very efficient. After a few hours, I was seeing and my vision settled very quickly after then. I was driving my son to school after 48h. Valerie gave me her mobile number allowing me to call her, anytime (even during the weekend) if I had any concerns. This was really reassuring. She is making herself available for her patients and is very caring. My vision is now perfect, which is an amazing and crazy feeling! Whenever friends mention laser surgery, I encourage them to see Valerie as I know they will be in very safe hands. The clinic facilities are very clean and modern, as you would expect for private facilities. You are very well looked after all way through.

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