Dr Malcolm Samuel

“ I always aim for best outcomes without compromising patient safety. ”

British Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (BSRS).European Society of Refractive Surgery (ESRS).United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.International Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ISRS)American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)Certification in Laser Refractive Surgery by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Dr Samuel is a registered medical practitioner with GMC and has been working at Optimax since 1999. He was Medical Director of Optimax from June 2009 to February 2013. Dr Samuel is also a member of the Optimax Medical Advisory Board.

Dr Samuel graduated from Nishtar Medical College, Pakistan, in 1982. He trained in ophthalmology at Christian Hospital, Pakistan, and continued to work there until 1989 before relocation to the UK for further training in ophthalmology. He worked at various NHS hospitals in the UK before joining Optimax in 1999. Since then, he has performed over 24,000 refractive surgery procedures including LASIK, PRK, LASEK and CK.

He has extensive experience with different types of Excimer lasers used for laser vision correction. He is also highly experienced in Femtosecond bladeless LASIK procedures.

Dr Samuel provides training in Refractive surgery through Didactic Courses and is the Course Director of York Refractive Surgery courses.

He is a regular delegate and speaker at various Laser Eye Surgery Conferences and seminars.


General Medical Council

Membership Number - 4175104


Ophthalmology Experience

26 Years

Total Treatments†

≈ 31,000


Total Treatments in last 12 months†

≈ 369

Treatments Offered at Optimax/Ultralase

Laser Eye Surgery

Expertise / Specialist Areas

  • Laser Refractive Surgeon
  • Corneal Cross Linking Specialist
  • Dry Eyes Disease Specialist
  • YAG Capsulotomy

Success Rate: 98% *

Satisfaction Rate: 97% **

Surgeon Satisfaction Rate: 97% **


† Figures inclusive of NHS and private facility treatments.
* Percentage of patients reaching binocular unaided driving standard vision (20/40) taken from audit period 01/07/2022 to 31/12/2022. Results taken 2 to 4 months post-op and can take 6 months to achieve final outcome.
** Satisfaction rates taken from patient surveys 01/07/2022 to 31/12/2022.
Figures accurate as of 31/07/2023.