I am a consultant eye surgeon at the Bristol Eye Hospital. I have worked in all areas of ophthalmology for over 14 years. My special area of expertise is in retinal diseases having spent over 2 years undergoing specific training (a period referred to as fellowship) at the Sydney Eye Hospital and the Bristol Eye Hospital. I have a special interest in patient safety and quality assurance, and am the clinical governance officer for the Eye Hospital. Besides the complexities and technical aspects of eye disease, I place special emphasis on a warm bedside manner and good communication with patients and relatives. I have trained in general ophthalmology in the Midlands, the South of England and Barcelona, Spain, carrying out over 1500 major retinal operations and in excess of 1400 cataract operations. I have specialist skills is complex cataract surgery, retinal detachment treatment, macular diseases and treatment of eye injuries.
During your consultation you will have ample time to ask any questions and clarify any doubts you may have. You will have your vision tested, your pupils dilated and your eyes thoroughly examined. It is recommended not to drive for up to 4 hours after your pupils have been dilated as your vision will be blurry. Specialised tests such as optical coherence tomography may be carried out on the day. If surgery is necessary, this can be carried out at the Bristol Eye Hospital.
I have an interest in the way retinal diseases occur in the population and how medical services can be better organised to deliver the best clinical care, including on how to improve the training of doctors. Currently I'm completing a doctorate looking at how diseases of the vision organs propagate across visual nerve tissues. I have published 15 papers in peer-reviewed journals on various aspects of eye disease. In the past, I have been appointed associate researcher with the both the Uveitis Group and the Visual Pathway Laboratory at the University of Barcelona (2010 - 2014) and honorary fellow to the Applied Optics Group of the University of Kent, Canterbury (2006 - 2007). Additionally, he has worked as investigator in 5 industry-sponsored clinical trials aiming to find improvements to eye treatments.
RCOphth: Royal College of Ophthalmologists of the UK
BEAVRS: British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons
Euretina: European Society of Retina Specialists
ESCRS: European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
ASRS: American Society of Retina Specialists