Mr Attia began his career as Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in 1998 and was appointed in 2002 as Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Barnsley Hospital with some duties at Rotherham Hospital.

He was appointed as Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sheffield in 2006, and was awarded the NHS Clinical Excellence awards in 2007 and 2011.

Mr Attia has undertaken sub-specialist training in:

  • Clinical Fellowship in Cornea and External Eye Diseases -1988/89 at the University of Rochester, New York; a full clinical and surgical training in cataract, corneal and anterior segment surgery.
  • Clinical Fellowship in Strabismus and Paediatric ophthalmology – 2000/01 at Wills Eye Institute, Thomas Jefferson University of Philadelphia.

He specialise in sutureless small incision phacoemulsification (cataract surgery) with intraocular lens implant having performed around twelve thousand such procedures which include refractive surgery for astigmatism. Another specialism is in anterior segment reconstruction and adult penetrating keratoplasty (corneal graft) as well as glaucoma treatment and surgery. His other area of specialisation is strabismus (squint) surgery particularly adult strabismus with adjustable sutures as well as inferior and superior oblique muscle surgery

Away form work Mr Attia enjoys travelling, sports and reading – particularly history and philosophy. He also regularly supports charitable hospitals in Egypt.