Mr Yodaiken


  • Dry eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Cataracts

Mr Myer Mark Yodaiken

GMC: 3595831

Mr Myer Mark Yodaiken is an experienced consultant ophthalmologist based in Manchester. He specialises in the treatment of dry eyes, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and glaucoma, as well as being an expert on meibomian gland disease (a type of blepharitis). His interest in dry eyes led him to open a specialist clinic - The Dry Eye Clinic Manchester, where he provides expert treatment to patients suffering from dry eyes and blepharitis.

Mr Yodaiken qualified from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, going on to complete specialist training as an ophthalmologist. He later moved to the United Kingdom, completing fellowships in anterior segment surgery and age-related macular degeneration. He is a member of a number of esteemed ophthalmology associations, including the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.
  • Professional experience

    • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Dry Eye Clinic (present)
    • Consultant Ophthalmologist, Spire Manchester Hospital (present)
    • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, BMI The Alexandra Hospital (present)
  • Public positions

    • Nil
  • Education

    • MB BCh University of the Witwatersrand (1990)
  • Professional membership

    • Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh (FRCS Ed)
    • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
    • American Academy of Ophthalmology 
    • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Prizes and awards

    • Nil

 Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Blepharitis
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Dry eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration (AMD)

Make an appointment


  • Dry Eye Clinic
    Newbury Place Medical Practice 55 Rigby Street M7 4NX - Greater Manchester (Salford)
    (+44) 01615049252
  • Spire Manchester Hospital
    170 Barlow Moor Rd M20 2AF - Greater Manchester (Manchester)
    (+44) 01615049253
  • BMI The Alexandra Hospital
    Mill Ln, Cheadle SK8 2PX SK8 2PX - Greater Manchester (Cheadle)
    (+44) 01615049254


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What causes blepharitis?

Blepharitis is a condition which manifests as dry, burning, scratchy, red, and itchy eyes. The eyelids can become sore and you may experience a gritty feeling in your eyes. Who is affected by blepharitis and what causes it? Expert ophthalmologist Mr Myer Mark Yodaiken explains.

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Meibomian gland dysfunction and blepharitis explained

Meibomian gland dysfunction and blepharitis are eye conditions that overlap. Both affect the eyelid, but while blepharitis affects the front of the eyelid, Meibomian gland dysfunction affects the back. Mr Myer Mark Yodaiken, an experienced ophthalmologist talks to us about both Meibomian gland dysfunction, also known as posterior blepharitis and blepharitis or anterior blepharitis.

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Dry eye syndrome: a symptom of meibomian gland dysfunction

MGD is a type of blepharitis and a symptom of dry eyes. It occurs when the meibomian gland becomes blocked and does not secrete enough oil into the tears. If you have itchy, red, dry eyes, read more of our expert advice from leading ophthalmologist Mr Myer Mark Yodaiken on how the eye condition is diagnosed and treated.

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