Mr. Sheraz Daya is the Medical Director of Centre for Sight. After finishing his training in the United States, Mr. Daya worked as Director of Cornea and External Disease at the Catholic Medical Centre and in practice on Madison Avenue, New York. In 1993, he was recruited and appointed director and consultant ophthalmic surgeon at the Corneo Plastic Unit and Eye Bank at the Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Trust, East Grinstead. He acquired an international reputation for excellence in corneal surgery after transforming the Corneo Plastic Unit and Eye Bank. He resigned from the NHS in 2011.
Mr. Daya attended the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland where he graduated in 1984 with an honours degree. He spent his internship at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast and his residency in internal medicine from 1985 to 1988 at the NY Downtown Hospital in New York. This was followed followed by another residency in ophthalmology (1988 to 1991) at the Catholic Medical Centre of Cornell University.
He also completed training fellowships in cornea, anterior segment and refractive surgery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and trained under Richard Lindstrom of the Phillips Eye Foundation, also in Minneapolis.
In 1995, Mr. Daya performed the first LASIK procedure in the UK and in 1996, he established Centre for Sight. His gracious manners and superb surgical skills have earned him plenty of rave reviews, and have drawn patients from all over the world. His former patients include royalty, prime ministers and presidents.
On top of his medical duties and fellowships, Mr Daya also serves as a peer reviewer for many medical journals, and is the Chief Medical Editor for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today.
Mr. Daya was recognised for his leadership in the field of laser eye surgery by being handed the ‘Leadership in Improvement’ award from the Best of Health Awards in 2009. He has also been awarded the highly prized Senior Achievement Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2009 for his contribution to Ophthalmology and the American Academy.