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 and alternate Monday afternoons. Additional times may be available

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

Clinical Profile

Precise, meticulous with safety and outcomes that are second to none, Dr Tint is considered to be one of Scotland’s top cataract, lens and refractive surgeons. With training from world renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, he brings his unique skill set back home to Scotland. 

He is a full time NHS consultant at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion and is active in research and teaching of trainee surgeons. He currently the Surgical Simulation lead in Lothian as well as being active in surgical teaching at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

In addition to satisfied patients from all walks of life from the UK and abroad, he has also treated TV and Radio personalities, leaders in business and medical and ophthalmic professionals and their families.

Safety and Outcomes

• Performs over 500 cataract and lens procedures annually and has an outstanding surgical safety profile.​
• Cataract surgery complication rate is less than 0.5% with the UK national rate being 2%.​
• Over 99% of patients achieve UK legal driving limit or better without spectacles*.

Reputation

• Full time NHS Consultant at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion.
• Treated medical tourists from the USA, Ghana, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Qatar, and the UAE.
• Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.​
• Regularly lectures in the UK and abroad.

Pioneer & Innovator

• First surgeon in Scotland to undertake DMEK  corneal transplantation.​
• First in Scotland to implant the Eyhance intraocular lens
• First Surgeon in Edinburgh to implant the Symfony Extended Depth of Focus lens.

Research and Teaching

Research Gate
Dr Tint is active in both research and teaching. He undertakes teaching to medical students, trainee eye surgeons as well as optometrists and general practitioners. He is also active in research and has been involved in numerous clinical studies. He continues to undertake research on aspects of corneal disease as well as corneal tissue engineering for which he has been awarded a PhD.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Naing_Tint

The Royal College if Opthalmologists
He is currently the lead for surgical simulation training in Lothian and is also involved in simulation teaching at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London.

Media Appearances

Dr Tint has appeared in the media for his expertise in Corneal transplantation and cataract and lens surgery such as the Scotsman and Scottish Television (STV).​

In 2015 Dr Tint undertook the first Descemet Membrane Keratoplasty (DMEK) in Scotland. This new technique delicately transplanting 20 micron (1/50th mm) thick corneal membrane to treat patients with corneal endothelial cell failure in a condition known as Fuch’s Endothelial Dystrophy.

Charitable Work

Dr Tint undertakes regular charitable work in South East Asia. He regularly travels to Myanmar to help train local surgeons in surgical techniques for cataract and corneal transplants. He is part of a collaborative training program spearheaded by a group of Australian Surgeons.

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