Mr Alaji Gashau

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Qualifications:

FRCS(Edinburgh), FMCOphth, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria


Languages spoken:

English, ? add


Professional memberships:

  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • American Academy of Ophthalmologists
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Midlands Ophthalmological Society
  • Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria
  • West African Ophthalmological Society
  • Faculty of Ophthalmology, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria

Main NHS base:

Mr Gashau was a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Wakefield. Since retirement he has worked as a locum consultant ophthalmic surgeon, at present for the Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust. His home is in Burton-on-Trent.


Clinical interests:

  • Medical, laser and surgical management of glaucoma
  • Complex angle closure glaucoma including early cataract and clear lens extraction
  • Cataract surgery
  • General ophthalmology

Training & background:

Mr Gashau graduated from the Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria, following which he undertook postgraduate training in ophthalmology. He came to the United Kingdom in 1988 and was a Research Fellow in Ophthalmology specialising in glaucoma at Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle on Tyne and subsequently at Queen’s Hospital, Burton on Trent. He became an Associate Specialist in Ophthalmology at the Heart of England Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham and Queen’s Hospital Burton, and was appointed as a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Wakefield.

He has extensive experience in audit, clinical and surgical skills and teaching trainees and all levels of staff. I am responsible for administrative tasks of running my unit, clinics and theatres in addition to other specific chores assigned by Lead/management.

Peer-reviewed Papers:

Hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lens exchange: Five-year Experience.

Gashau AG, Anand A, Chawdhary S. J Cataract Refract Surg 2006; 32:1340-1344 – this publication remains a reference point to many articles after it.

The Diclofenac-Gentamicin versus Gentamicin Study Group: A Clinical Evaluation of Diclofenac-Gentamicin combination eye drops in the Control of Inflammation after Cataract Surgery.

Shepherd WFI, Fsadni MG, Sunder Raj P, Elangovan J, Harrison RJ, Gashau AG, Eustace P, Early P, Singh I, Rennie I, Cuncliffe I, Church WH, Dick AD, Kirkpatrick NJ, Atta HR.
Ocular Immunology and Inflammation 1998; 6(1): 13-18.

Visual Function in Glaucoma: A Comparative Evaluation of Computerised Static Perimetry and the Pattern Evoked Potential.
Bray LC, Mitchell KW, Howe JW, Gashau AG.
Clinical Vision Science 1991; 1:21-29.

Urinary Schistosomiasis in Maiduguri in North East Nigeria.
Chugh KS, Harries AD, Dahniya MA, Nwosu AC, Gashau AG, Thomas J, Thliza TD, Hogger S, Ajewski Z, Onwuchekwa A.
Ann Med Parasitol 1986; 80:593-599.

Efficacy and Safety of Diclofenac-Gentamicin combination eye Drops after Cataract Surgery
Shepherd WFI, Elangovan J, Gashau AG, Early A, Cuncliffe I, Sunder Raj.
Symposium on Cataract, IOL and Refractive Surgery, San Diego, Apr 1-5 1995 California.
Abstract 93, p 24.

Urinary Tract Disease in Schistosomiasis.
Chugh KS, Nwosu AC, Gashau AG, Thomas J, Thliza TD, Ajewski Z, Harries AD, Dahniya
MA, Scarborough H.
Proceedings of the International Conference on Infectious Diseases, Manila, 1984, Abstracts p123.

International

Gashau AG, Chawdhary S.  Our Journey from implantation of clear to extraction of Hazy Intra-Ocular Lens implants. Invited speaker: Instructional Course, XXV Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Stockholm, Sep 2007

Gashau AG, Anand A, Chawdhary S. Pre-exchange Nd: YAG capsulotomy in hazy intraocular lenses. XXIV Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons London, Sep 2006.

Gashau AG, Anand A, Chawdhary S.  Posterior Nd: YAG capsulotomy in hazy hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lenses. XXIV Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, London, Sep 2006.

Gashau AG, Anand A, Chawdhary S.  Clear SC60B-OUV Intraocular lens Extraction: A Clinical Dilemma. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, San Francisco, Mar 2006.

Gashau AG, Anand A, Harrison RJ. Glaucoma Shared Care in a District General Hospital.
Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Birmingham, May 2005

Gashau AG, Tambe K, Motwani N, Chawdhary S.  Impact and Implications of Delayed pacification of Foldable Acrylic Intraocular Lenses.
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, San Francisco, Apr 2003.

Gashau AG, Motwani N, Tambe K, Chawdhary S.  Morphological Features of Opacification of Hydrophilic Acrylic Intraocular Lenses and Implications on Aetiopathogenesis
United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Chester, Sep 2002.

Gashau AG, Tambe K, Chawdhary S.  Operative Morbidity, Postoperative and Visual Function Outcomes following Exchange of Opacified Foldable Acrylic Lenses, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Nice, Sep 2002.

Gashau AG, Tambe K, Motwani N, Chawdhary S.  Impact of Exchange of Delayed Opacification of Foldable Acrylic Intraocular Lenses: Our Experience, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Nice, Sep 2002

Tambe K, Motwani N, Chawdhary S, Gashau AG.  Surgical Approach for Removal of Opacified Foldable Acrylic Intraocular Lenses and the Lessons Learned, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Philadelphia, Apr 2002

Chugh KS, Nwosu AC, Gashau AG, Thomas J, Thliza TD, Ajewski Z, Harries AD, Dahniya MA, Scarborough H.  Urinary Tract Disease in Schistosomiasis.

Proceedings of The Fifth Colloquium in Nephrology, Manila, Philippines, 17-20 Nov 1983

National

Gashau AG, Tambe K, Motwani N, Chawdhary S Impact and Implications of Delayed Opacification of Foldable Acrylic Intraocular Lenses.
Inaugural Hydroview Intraocular Lens Meeting, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London, Jan 2004

Gashau AG. Correlating the degree of optic cup disc ratio to the degree of visual field defect in chronic open angle glaucoma.
National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria in part fulfillment for the award of Diploma in Ophthalmology, FMCOphth, May 1992.

Regional and Local

Gashau AG. Intra-operative Floppy Iris Syndrome (IFIS), Departmental Audit Meeting, Oct 2008

Gashau AG.  Ultrasound in Cataract Surgery
Educational Half Day, Graduate Medical Centre, Burton on Trent, Mar 2006

Gashau AG, Motwani N, Tambe K, Chawdhary S.
Cataract after Cataract Surgery
Educational Half Day, Graduate Medical Centre, Burton on Trent, Mar 2003

International

Gashau AG, Anand A, Chawdhary S. A Case for Clear Intra-ocular Lens Extraction. Poster. XXIV Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, London, Sep 2006. 2nd Place Winner in Cataract Category (609 entries); Cash Prize 500 Euros.

Gashau AG, Anand A, Harrison RJ. Glaucoma Shared Care in a District General Hospital. Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Birmingham, May 2005

Gashau AG, Anand A, Chawdhary S. Exchange of Hazy SC60B-OUV implants: 5 years experience. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Washington DC, Apr 2005.

Gashau AG, Motwani N, Tambe K, Chawdhary S. Time Change and Patterns of Opacification of Hydrophilic Acrylic Intraocular Lenses and Implications on Aetiopathogenesis. European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Nice, Sep 2002

Shepherd WFI, Elangovan J, Gashau A, Early A, Cuncliffe I, Sunder Raj P.  Diclofenac-Gentamicin combination eye drops after Cataract Surgery. Xth Congress European Society of Ophthalmology, Milan, 25-29 Jun 1995.


Regional and Local

Gashau AG, Harrison RJ, Eaton S Community Based Glaucoma Monitoring by Optometrists.  Midland Ophthalmologic Society Meeting, Burton on Trent, 7 Mar 1997.