Miss Lana Faraj

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon/ Cornea, Cataract and Anterior Segment Specialist


MBChB (1st hons), MSc (Distinction), PhD, FRCOphth, PGDip CRS (Distinction)

Main NHS base:

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

Training & background:

Ms Faraj completed her Ophthalmology training in the East Midlands Deanery/ Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. She started her specialised cornea and anterior segment training in Nottingham. She further specialised in the field of cornea during her corneal fellowship at the world renowned Moorfields eye hospital.

She is particularly interested in ocular surface inflammation, dry eye and corneal infections. Lana has an extensive research and teaching background. She has a masters degree with distinction in Molecular Diagnostics and genetic studies. She also has a PhD researching ocular surface inflammation and corneal vascularisation. She has published over 30 articles and contributed for many years as a clinical lecturer and clinical assistant professor in the teaching of medical students in the University of Nottingham.


She is currently leading the corneal service at UHDB which is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country. She is based mainly at Royal Derby hospital but providing corneal service across the trust and she has rebuilt the corneal service at queen hospital Burton providing corneal transplant surgery (DMEK).

Lana continues to teach medical students at the university of nottingham and is supporting the ophthalmology trainees through her role as the college tutor at royal derby.  

Membership and professional bodies

General medical council

Fellow of the royal college of Ophthalmologists

European society of cataract and refractive surgery (ESCRS)

European society of cornea and ocular surface disease specialists (EuCornea)

American Cornea society

Services provided

Cataract surgery

Refractive lens surgery

Ocular surface inflammation and Dry eye

Corneal dystrophies

Corneal grafts ( penetrating grafts, DALK, DSAEK and DMEK)



Corneal collagen cross linking

Recurrent corneal erosions

Yag laser for lens capsular opacification 

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