Everything I do is geared to providing you with functional and cosmetic eyecare treatment that you can trust. I’m highly specialised. Quite often, consultants who offer plastic surgery will cover a number of other specialities. If they offer eye or eyelid procedures, they may also spend time performing quite different types of surgery – face lifts, nasal procedures, augmentation and so on.
My training and practice is focused just on the eye and eyelids, so I only perform operations in these areas. This means I understand the delicate connections and interplay between your eyelids and eyes, and the potential effects that surgery can have on each of those areas. It also means I’m continually operating and treating, and honing my skills in this discipline, always aiming to provide better outcomes for patients.
I graduated from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in 1999 and completed my higher specialist training in ophthalmology in Wessex in 2010. I went on to complete a prestigious Fellowship in Oculoplastics at the Sydney Eye Hospital, Australia. Since 2012, I’ve been working as a full-time consultant at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, performing both intraocular and oculoplastic surgery in this role.
I provide eyelid-related expertise to maxilofacial specialists, ear nose and throat (ENT) surgeons and dermatologists in their management and treatment of head and neck cancers. I regularly run teaching and training courses for ophthalmic trainees, juniors doctors and medical staff. I also have links to Myanmar (Burma) through an international charity programme; I’ve visited the country a number of times to provide oculoplastic and cataract surgery for an eye hospital in the Sagaing Hills near Mandalay.
I am an accredited member of the General Medical Council (GMC), the British Medical Association (BMA) and the British Oculoplastic Surgical Society (BOPSS), and a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth).
I have a young family and love spending time with them. I also love sport, and in my younger days was an accomplished rugby player. I now enjoy running, skiing and triathlon (when I can find the time).
I am a co-holder of the Guinness Book of Records award for the world’s highest-altitude cricket match. It was a Twenty20 game for charity played on a specially-installed artificial pitch in the crater of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, at a height of 5,752m. To date, this remains my greatest sporting achievement.