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Obeda Kailani is Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with a special interest in glaucoma and cataract surgery.  He has a subspecialist expertise in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (iStent, Preserflo, Endoscopic surgery), complex cataract and glaucoma surgery (trabeculectomy, aqueous shunts) and novel laser treatments.


Passionate about his patients care, he has trained extensively in glaucoma, cataract and anterior segment disease, allowing him to have a positive impact on his patients’ quality of life by offering premium intraocular lenses, toric lenses, as well as multifocal lenses.


He is a Lecturer at King’s College London and leads the undergraduate training at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup.  He received merits for teaching from both King’s and UCL.  He is a primary investigator for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial in glaucoma and has published and presented internationally on glaucoma and anterior segment disease.


Mr Kailani completed both his undergraduate and medical degrees at King’s College London, and completed his ophthalmology surgical training in King’s, St.Thomas’ and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. He then completed two fellowships at Western Eye Hospital (Imperial College) and Guy’s and St.Thomas’ till he took up his consultant position at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Education & Training


Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery


Guy's King's and St.Thomas'

School of Medicine


Bachelor of Science - Physiology


King's College London


Associateship of King's College


2012 - 2020

GMC - Certificate of Completion of Training - CCT

Recent Research Publications

A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials in the management of neovascular glaucoma: absence of consensus and variability in practice. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2023 

One-year surgical outcomes of the PreserFlo MicroShunt in glaucoma: a multicentre analysis. Br J Ophthalmol. 2022 


- 2020 - 2022 -

King's Instant recognition award

- 2019 -

Imperial Make a Difference Award

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