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 am 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.