Dr Tariq Saboor

Dr Saboor is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Forth Valley NHS Trust, as well as a private practice.

Having graduated from the King Edward Medical College, Lahore in 1987, he won the Academic Distinction award and Gold Medal, before completing Basic Ophthalmic Surgical Training in Glasgow and Essex in 1992. He was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, alongside the Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London.

Dr Saboor has performed thousands of cataract and IOL procedures, having been conducting laser refractive surgeries since 2000.

With a vast experience in various excimer lasers, his experience includes implantation of multifocal, accommadative lenses, toric implants to correct astigmatism, and phakic ICLs.

A keen teacher, Dr Saboor has trained many doctors and nurses, regularly organising courses in phacoemulsification (small incision cataract surgery), and has lectured across the UK and the globe.


Ophthalmology Experience

30 Years


Total Treatments†

≥ 10,000


Treatments Offered at Optimax/Ultralase

  • Lens Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)
  • Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL)
  • YAG Capsulotomy


Current NHS Trust

NHS Forth Valley


Expertise / Specialist Areas

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange (Multifocal and Toric Lenses)
  • Phakic Implants
  • Macular Diseases
  • Retinal Lasers


Success Rate: 96% *

Satisfaction Rate: 98% **

Surgeon Satisfaction Rate: 100% **


† Figures inclusive of NHS and private facility treatments.

* Percentage of patients reaching binocular unaided driving standard vision (20/40) taken from audit period 01/01/2019 to 30/06/2019

** Satisfaction rates taken from patient surveys 01/01/2019 to 30/06/2019

Figures Accurate as of 11/03/2020