Our Specialist Team

Dr Naing L Tint PhD, FRCOphthConsultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Co-founder

Qualifications:  BSc, MB ChB, PhD, FRCOphth

Areas of Expertise: Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Consulting times: Tuesday mornings. Other times may be available on request.

• Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion Edinburgh
• Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

​​Clinical Profile
Dr Tint is a Consultant cornea, cataract and refractive surgeon at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion for over 2 years. He is a highly trained surgeon having undertaken over 2 years of extensive training in cataract, cornea and refractive surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne.

​He has extensive experience in customising the refractive results following cataract surgery using a range of implantable lenses to achieve outstanding visual outcomes reducing the requirement for speactacles. He has extensive experience in using toric and multifocal lenses for cataract and refractive and presbyopic lens surgery.

​In addition he is the only ophthalmic surgeon in Edinburgh to be fellowship trained in all forms of refractive surgery. In addition to his cataract and refractive work, he is a fully trained corneal surgeon offering comprehensive care for corneal disease including all forms of corneal transplantation. He was the first surgeon in Scotland to undertake a new corneal transplant technique (DMEK).

Treatments Offered
• Customised Small incision cataract surgery
• Premium lens technology (multifocal, toric, extended-range of vision)
• Refractive Vision Correction
• Implantable Contact Lens (STAAR ICL)
• Keratoconus Treatment including Cross-linking
• Corneal Transplantation (PK, DALK, DSAEK and DMEK)

Professional body memberships
• Royal College of Ophthalmologists
• European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
• American Academy of Ophthalmology
• British Medical Association

Dr Tint has authored over 24 scientific papers and book chapters

Postcoital visual loss due to valsalva retinopathy.

Michaels L, Tint NL, Alexander P.
BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Oct 23;2014. pii: bcr2014207130. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-207130.
PMID: 25342034

A comparison of lamellar and penetrating keratoplasty outcomes: a registry study.

Coster DJ, Lowe MT, Keane MC, Williams KA; Australian Corneal Graft Registry Contributors.
Ophthalmology. 2014 May;121(5):979-87. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2013.12.017. Epub 2014 Feb 1.
PMID: 24491643

Perineural infiltrates in Pseudomonas keratitis.

Robbie SJ, Vega FA, Tint NL, Hau S, Allan B.
J Cataract Refract Surg. 2013 Nov;39(11):1764-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2013.08.018.
PMID: 24160385

Intensive cataract training: a novel approach.

Baxter JM, Lee R, Sharp JA, Foss AJ; Intensive Cataract Training Study Group.
Eye (Lond). 2013 Jun;27(6):742-6. doi: 10.1038/eye.2013.54. Epub 2013 Apr 19.
PMID: 23598673

Severe conjunctivochalasis in association with classic type Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

Whitaker JK, Alexander P, Chau DY, Tint NL.
BMC Ophthalmol. 2012 Sep 3;12:47. doi: 10.1186/1471-2415-12-47.
PMID: 22943506

Management of intraoperative iris prolapse: stepwise practical approach.

Tint NL, Dhillon AS, Alexander P.
J Cataract Refract Surg. 2012 Oct;38(10):1845-52. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2012.08.013. Epub 2012 Aug 26. Review.
PMID: 22929088

Visual evoked potential (VEP) and multifocal electroretinogram (mfERG) in ocular syphilitic posterior segment inflammation.

Alexander P, Wen Y, Baxter JM, Tint NL, Browning AC, Amoaku WM.
Doc Ophthalmol. 2012 Oct;125(2):169-78. doi: 10.1007/s10633-012-9339-9. Epub 2012 Jun 23.
PMID: 22729668

Tissue transglutaminase (TG-2) modified amniotic membrane: a novel scaffold for biomedical applications.

Chau DY, Brown SV, Mather ML, Hutter V, Tint NL, Dua HS, Rose FR, Ghaemmaghami AM.
Biomed Mater. 2012 Aug;7(4):045011. doi: 10.1088/1748-6041/7/4/045011. Epub 2012 Jun 1.
PMID: 22652528

United Kingdom national cataract training survey.

Alexander P, Matheson D, Baxter J, Tint NL.
J Cataract Refract Surg. 2012 Mar;38(3):533-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2011.12.024.
PMID: 22340610

Eyelid avulsion repair with bi-canalicular silicone stenting without medial canthal tendon reconstruction.

Tint NL, Alexander P, Cook AE, Leatherbarrow B.
Br J Ophthalmol. 2011 Oct;95(10):1389-92. doi: 10.1136/bjo.2010.196246. Epub 2011 Jul 20.
PMID: 21775766

Bull’s eye or bullseye.

Sharp J, Tint N, Singh AD, Dua HS.
Br J Ophthalmol. 2010 Dec;94(12):1576. No abstract available.
PMID: 21137115

The visualisation of vitreous using surface modified poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) microparticles.

Chau DY, Tint NL, Collighan RJ, Griffin M, Dua HS, Shakesheff KM, Rose FR.
Br J Ophthalmol. 2010 May;94(5):648-53. doi: 10.1136/bjo.2009.163642.
PMID: 20447968

Management of intraoperative floppy-iris syndrome-associated iris prolapse using a single iris retractor.

Tint NL, Yeung AM, Alexander P.
J Cataract Refract Surg. 2009 Nov;35(11):1849-52. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2009.06.020.
PMID: 19878813

Silicone oil-induced corneal perforation following complex retinal detachment.

Yeung AM, Pherwani A, Tint NL, Ho S, Zaman A, Dua HS.
Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2009 Fall;3(4):367-8. doi: 10.1097/01.ICB.0000361957.91203.ad.
PMID: 25389849

Hormone therapy and intraocular pressure in nonglaucomatous eyes.

Tint NL, Alexander P, Tint KM, Vasileiadis GT, Yeung AM, Azuara-Blanco A.
Menopause. 2010 Jan-Feb;17(1):157-60. doi: 10.1097/gme.0b013e3181b82fb4.
PMID: 19770781

Infant limbus: an immunohistological study.

Yeung AM, Tint NL, Kulkarni BB, Mohammed I, Suleman H, Hopkinson A, Dua HS.
Exp Eye Res. 2009 Jun;88(6):1161-4. doi: 10.1016/j.exer.2008.12.014. Epub 2009 Jan 6.
PMID: 19176216

Limbal epithelial crypt: a model for corneal epithelial maintenance and novel limbal regional variations.

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