Hossain, Mr Parwez

Mr Parwez Hossain





Cornea and external eye disease and cataract surgery

Training and education

  • MB ChB University of Aberdeen, 1990
  • House officer posts in neurosurgery, neurology, plastic surgery and diabetic medicine, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, 1991
  • Senior house officer in ophthalmology, Luton and Dunstable and Bedford hospitals, 1992
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth), 1995
  • PhD medicine, University of Aberdeen, 2001
  • Clinical lecturer and specialist registrar, University of Nottingham and Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, 1998 to 2003
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS (Ed)) Edinburgh, 2003
  • Post-graduate certificate of academic practice (PGCAP), University of Nottingham, 2003
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2004


  • Wellcome Trust fellow, University of Aberdeen, 1995 to 1998
  • Corneal fellow, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, 2003 to 2004
  • Visiting fellow (observership) in cornea and external eye disease, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, USA, 2004
  • Corneal fellow, Leicester Royal Infirmary, 2005


Mr Hossain has worked for the Trust since August 2005. He has expertise in cornea and external eye disease and anterior segment surgery, including corneal transplantation (keratoplasty) and full thickness and lamellar corneal keratoplasty, including Descemet's membrane stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK).

Other areas Mr Hossain works in include allergic eye disease, microbial keratitis, blepharitis, dry eye, ocular surface inflammatory disease, anterior uveitis, scleritis and autoimmune anterior segment inflammatory disease. He also performs complex cataract surgery.

Mr Hossain is senior lecturer in ophthalmology at the University of Southampton.

Key achievements

  • Clinical lead for Southampton Eye Retrieval Centre.

  • Programmes and seminar secretary for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

  • Associate editor for Eye, the scientific monthly journal for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
  • Council member for the Medical Contact Lens and Ocular Surface Association.

Awards and prizes

  • Dr Joseph Raeburn Mutch Memorial Prize in Ophthalmology, Aberdeen University, 1989
  • Commendation in Duke-Elder UK Undergraduate Ophthalmology Competition (5th place), Royal College of Ophthalmologists, 1990
  • Nottingham Eye Research Trophy, 1999
  • Royal Society of Medicine Registrar’s Prize in Ophthalmology, 2002
  • Midland Ophthalmic Society, Registrar's Prize, 2002
  • South Central NHS and Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust Innovation Award (runner up), 2008


Information on Mr Hossain's research and publications is available on the University of Southampton website.