Professor Parwez Hossain is a leading ophthalmologist based in Southampton and Winchester. He is an expert in treating ocular surface diseases (Dry Eyes, Blepharitis, Pterygium), corneal infections and cataracts. He is especially interested in finding new approaches to manage corneal diseases, which is his current area of research activity. He is widely published in peer-reviewed journals, has authored several books and is Associate Professor at the University of Southampton.
Professor Hossain qualified in medicine from the University of Aberdeen and went on to train in ophthalmology in Aberdeen, Nottingham, Leicester and Miami, USA. In 2001, Professor Hossain gained his PhD in ocular immunology and biomedical physics. His thesis focused on setting out a new method for in vivo tracking of immune cells in the eye. This interested continued into his time spent as a clinical lecturer at Nottingham University, where he continued his research interest and applied to improve ways of diagnosing and treating corneal inflammation and infection.
He has now been at University of Southampton and Southampton General Hospital for the past 13 years,. Here he has established one of UK's leading corneal transplant & research centres and pioneered work on imaging of cornea infections, surgical techniques to reduce corneal vascularisation and improving surgical techniques for corneal endothelial diseases. In 2011 he wrote an influential Royal College of Ophthalmologist surgical technique article on Pterygium surgery.
Professor Hossain has also expertise in the management of cataracts , especially in the context of corneal conditions such high astigmatism, pterygium, Fuchs Dystrophy. In his cataract surgical practice, he has wide experience of using extended depth of field intraocular lenses & toric intracocular lenses to achieve a premium visual outcome.
Professor Hossain has received several awards and grants so far, including funding from the Medical Research Council, British Council for the Prevention of Blindness, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Wellcome Trust. Last year, in 2018 Professor Hossain was awarded the King James IV Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in recognition of his work on corneal diseases and surgery.