Dr. Alex Shortt,

  • Practice visit
  • Clinic visit
  • Clinic phone number:
    +44 (0) 20 7060 0086


    • Contact lens problems
    • Cornea, Cataract
    • Corneal Dystrophy
    • Corneal Transplant
    • Eye conditions
    • Eye Disease
    • Eye Doctor
    • Eye infections
    • Eye Surgery
    • Keratoconus
    • Laser eye surgery
    • Ophthalmologist
    • Ophthalmology
    • Presbyopia


    • English
    • German

    Professional Experience

    • more than 16 years
    • Consultant Ophthalmologist: Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK (3 years)
    • Corneal Fellowship: Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK (2 years)
    • Clinical Lecturer: University College London, London, UK (4 years)
    • Resident: North London Deanery, London, UK (7 years)


    • FRCOphth / GMC Specialist Register Ophthalmology (board certified equivalent): Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London, UK (2013)
    • PhD Ophthalmology: University College London, London, UK (2009)
    • MSc Physiology: University College Dublin, Dublin, Rep of Ireland (2001)
    • MB BCh BAO (MD equivalent): University College Dublin, Dublin, Rep of Ireland (1999)

    Professional Membership

    • Fellow (FRCOphth) of Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London, UK
    • President elect of MCLOSA - The British Ocular Surface Society, UK
    • Member of UKISCRS - UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, UK
    • Editorial Board Membership of Eye - the Journal of Royal College of Ophthalmologists (UK), The Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group (CEVG) (UK) , and Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group (USA)

    Board certifications / Medical licenses

    • Fully registered medical practitioner with a specialist registration with a license to practise - General Medical Council, UK. Registration No. 6066328.


    • Aviva (formerly Norwich Union),
    • AXA PPP Healthcare,
    • BUPA international,
    • BUPA,
    • CIGNA,
    • Exeter Family Friendly,
    • General & Medical,
    • HEALIX,
    • PruHealth,
    • WPA

    Something about me

    Mr Shortt qualified as an ophthalmologist in 2003 and since this time, he has built an expertise in managing complex cases of corneal disease, conjunctival disease, cataracts and laser eye surgery.
    As a clinician scientist as well a highly qualified surgeon, practicing at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, Mr Shortt works at the cutting edge of eye surgery where new techniques meet the clinic. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, an Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist at London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital, and a Wellcome Trust Fellow and Clinician-Scientist, at University College London’s Institute of Ophthalmology.

    In addition to his finely honed surgical skills, Mr Shortt has built his reputation on the strength and continuity of his patient care. Underpinning this success is his open and responsive approach to patient needs – he personally carries out all patient consultations, performs the necessary surgery and provides follow up care. He also welcomes the opportunity to personally answer any concerns his patients may have during their time in his care.

    Mr Shortt specialises in corneal surgery, and receives many clients who require correctional work after developing problems after initial surgery elsewhere. His ability to deal with challenging cases is exemplified by his specialist interest and reputation for working with young people who have been the subject of gang-related violence. In these cases, acid or other toxic chemicals has been sprayed in the victims’ eyes in order to disable them. The injuries are devastating and severely damaging, resulting in pain, blindness and disfigurement, and are associated with profound psychological and personality effects.

    One more thing about me: If I am not in clinic I will likely be found travelling in Europe with my wife and kids, preferably by bicycle. I have a passion for watching live sport and travel frequently to watch my soccer team, Chelsea FC, and my rugby team, Leinster Lions play throughout Europe. My favourite ‘work’ travel destinations are Miami and Chicago.

    Office Hours

    Monday :
    02:00 p.m. - 07:00 p.m.    
    Tuesday :
    08:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.    
    Wednesday :
    02:00 p.m. - 06:00 p.m.    
    Thursday :
    08:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.    
    Friday :
    08:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    
    Saturday :
    10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    
    Sunday :
    Office hours are displayed in the time zone of London.

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    86 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom
    Dr. Alex Shortt

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