Dr Naing Latt Tint is a highly respected consultant ophthalmic surgeon based in Edinburgh. He specialises in the treatment of short-sightedness (myopia) as well as cataracts, including small-incision cataract surgery. He is also renowned for his expertise in refractive lens exchange and dysfunctional lens syndrome (DLS).
Dr Tint graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Andrews before qualifying in medicine from the University of Manchester in 2000. He went on to pursue further training in ophthalmology and later obtained a PhD in corneal tissue engineering and drug delivery from the University of Nottingham. Due to the excellence of his work, Dr Tint was awarded with several important prizes throughout his training period, including a travel award from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and a discipline hopping award from the Medical Research Council. He additionally completed several specialist fellowships, including a highly sought-after cornea fellowship at the esteemed Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and a specialist fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at Melbourne, Australia’s Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. In 2011, he was appointed as a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and has served as a consultant cornea, cataract and refractive surgeon at Edinburgh’s Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion for a number of years. With a wealth of expertise and experience, Dr Tint maintains an excellent patient safety record and outstanding results. He is a member of Eye Surgery Scotland, a highly respected group of the country’s leading eye surgeons, with whom he runs his private practice in Edinburgh.
Throughout his esteemed career, Dr Tint has been at the forefront of cutting-edge treatment, leading innovation in ophthalmologic care in Scotland and providing vastly improved outcomes for patients. In 2015, he was the first surgeon in Scotland to perform Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK), an intricate and detailed corneal implantation procedure which provides life-changing improvements to vision quality for patients suffering from Fuch’s endothelial dystrophy. That same year, he was the first surgeon in Edinburgh to implant the Symfony extended depth of focus lens and in 2019, was also the first surgeon in Scotland to implant the Eyhance intraocular lens.
Dr Tint is a leading name in medical education, helping to train eye surgeons, optometrists and general practitioners, amongst many other fellow medical professionals. Additionally, he has been an honorary senior clinical lecturer in ophthalmology at the University of Edinburgh for a number of years. He is also a key member of the simulation teaching team for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and is lead for surgical simulation training at NHS Lothian.
Dr Tint continues to be actively involved in research and has published a number of academic papers which appear in esteemed peer-reviewed journals. He regularly speaks at key meetings of fellow specialists, both in the UK and internationally. He is a member of a number of professional bodies, including the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He also regularly undertakes charitable work in south-east Asia, working with local surgeons to establish the use of innovative techniques for cataract and corneal transplant surgery.