I am a consultant ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon based at NHS Ayrshire and Arran. I also offer consultation and surgery at BMI Carrick Glen Hospital, Ayr, BMI Rosshall Hospital, Glasgow and Nuffield Health, Glasgow.
I have 20 years of experience in ophthalmology with a special interest in surgical and medical retina having gained fellowships in both these fields.
My practice incorporates the most recent advances in these areas, providing a complete spectrum of the latest treatment for retinal pathology. I have innovated in the technique of sutureless vitrectomy and have published and presented widely on this topic as well as on retinal diagnostic protocols. Sutureless vitrectomy affords a significantly more comfortable and faster post operative recovery than conventional surgery. The vast majority of these cases are now done as day case procedures under local anaesthesia.
I have extensive experience in cataract operations, particularly in complex situations of co-morbidity and extremes of refraction. I have a significant role in providing training for cataract and retinal surgery in our unit and have served as faculty on courses. I have published and presented on ophthalmic anaesthesia and carry out cataract surgery under topical (needle free) anaesthesia. I offer the complete array of intra ocular lens implants such as multifocal and toric, delivered through microincision cataract surgery with the aim of achieving a bespoke refractive status (please see the link on the last page).
I enjoy teaching and as the Royal College Tutor, co-ordinate and implement post graduate training in our department and sit on the West of Scotland Post Graduate Training Committee. I speak at courses and seminars for ophthalmologists, optometrists and nurses nationally and internationally. I have authored teaching material and training modules for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
Besides personal research projects I have particpated in multi centre research trials and am currently the principal investigator in a multi centre trial studying treatment for dry macular degeneration. I have over 70 papers, publications and posters at various national and international fora.
I have held senior management posts having, been the clinical director for the department of ophthalmology in NHS Ayrshire and Arran as well as being the Chairperson of the Medical Advisory Committee at Nuffield Health, Glasgow. I have advised on panels for government, medical industry and non governmental health organisations.
Outside my profession, my interest is in all things aviation and I hold a private pilot licence.