Sheraz Daya, MD

Sheraz Daya, MD, FACP, FACS, FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth performed the first LASIK laser vision correction procedure in the UK in 1995 and became a well known trainer of the procedure. Dissatisfied with the limitations of eye care provision in private hospitals, he felt compelled to establish a “Centre for Excellence” intended to provide patients with world class personalised medical and surgical eye care along with a phenomenal experience. He also wanted to demonstrate how how laser eye surgery should be provided setting new standards of care. Anticipating refractive surgery (surgery to correct shortsight, farsight and astigmatism) would become a popular procedure, it was important to him that the centre became a leading authority in any matter concerning the cornea and front of the eye. Mr Daya founded Centre for Sight in 1996 and under his leadership and expertise Centre for Sight has grown considerably now with 3 locations.

Centre for Sight has a phenomenal reputation for providing exemplary eye care with eye surgeons visiting internationally to observe or even to have procedures performed on themselves or their family by Mr. Daya. The Centre draws referrals from all over the world, including Peru, USA, Canada, the Middle East, Africa and the Far East and the patients include Royalty, Presidents and Prime ministers!

Mr. Daya has pioneered a number of techniques and has been involved in the area of Stem Cell Transplantation and tissue engineering. His techniques and outcomes have been reported in the international press and revealed on TV as the surgeon who restored the sight of Katie Piper, the celebrity who was the subject of a viscous acid attack. As a result of his expertise, Mr Daya is constantly invited to lecture at international meetings and lectures on a variety of topics including femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery, Cornea, Stem cell transplantation, LASIK and other Refractive surgery techniques.

Mr. Daya has also invented a series of innovative ophthalmic instruments for use in Corneal Transplantation, Collagen Cross Linking (CXL), Laser refractive Surgery and more recently femtosecond laser cataract surgery. He has devised a new technique called “Trans-lens Hydrodissection” which enables easy removal of the lens during femtosecond laser cataract and lens surgery. Bausch and Lomb introduced the “Daya Trans-lens Hydrodissection Cannula” at the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2012

  • 1996 to date – Medical Director, Centre for Sight
  • 1994-2011 – Director & Consultant, Corneo Plastic Unit & Eyebank, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead
  • Medical School – Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, Graduated 1984 with Honors Degree
  • Internship: Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Residency: Internal Medicine (1985 to 1988), NY Downtown Hospital, New York, NY
  • Residency: Ophthalmology (1988 to 1991), Catholic Medical Centre (Cornell University), New York, NY
  • Fellowship: Cornea, Anterior Segment & Refractive Surgery University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA & Richard Lindstrom, Phillips Eye Centre, Minneapolis

Mr Daya is the founding Chief Medical Editor of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today – Europe.  He has published extensively and sits on a number of boards and councils.  He has previously served on the Board of the Cornea Society, Refractive, Cornea and Private Practice committees of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS) and Cornea committee of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).


Centre for Sight


Hazelden Place

East Grintead, West Sussex  RH19 4RH

United Kingdom

Telephone – +44-1342-306020

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