Dr Saul Rajak
BMedSci BMBS(Hons) FRCOphth PhD

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon


Saul Rajak

Saul Rajak is an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon). He consults in general ophthalmology including cataract and cataract surgery, functional and cosmetic eyelid surgery, dry and watery eye, eye infections, glaucoma, ophthalmic emergencies and trauma.


He has a specialist interest in eyelid (oculoplastic), tear drainage (lacrimal) and eye socket (orbital) surgery. This includes blepharoplasty (upper and lower eyelid skin and fat reduction/alteration), ptosis (drooping eyelid), in and out-turning eyelids (en and ectropion), cosmetic/aesthetic eyelid surgery, benign and malignant eyelid tumours and open and endoscopic lacrimal (watery eye) and orbital (eye socket) surgery.


He is a highly respected ophthalmic surgeon and is internationally renowned through his clinical and surgical work and collaborations, research publications, textbook and book chapters and his surgical training website (eyesurgeryvideos.net). He is an NHS consultant at the Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton and Sussex University Hospital and he works privately at The Worthing Laser & Skin Clinic, The Nuffield Hospital Brighton and at the Sussex Eye Hospital.

Conditions and Treatments

  • General ophthalmology (diseases of the eye)
  • Eyelid surgery including upper and lower lid blepharoplasty (skin reduction), ptosis (droopy lid), ectropion and entropion (in and out-turning eyelid), and cancer excision and reconstruction.
  • Cataract surgery including astigmatism management.
  • Watery eye assessment and management including opena and endoscopic and external tear drainage surgery.
  • Orbital surgery including tumour management, thyroid eye disease treatment and decompression surgery and eye removal surgery.

The eyelid, eye socket and tear drainage system are extremely complex anatomical areas and should always be managed by a surgeon highly trained and experienced in assessing and diagnosing conditions and performing surgery in these areas. An oculoplastic surgeon, such as Mr Rajak is uniquely qualified to do this having undergone specialist training in eye surgery (7 years) and a further specialist training in eyelid, eye socket and tear drainage surgery (3 years). In addition, the day-to-day life of an oculoplastic surgeon is spent managing these conditions.