I was appointed Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Harrogate District Hospital and York Hospital in 2001. I have a special interest in cataract surgery including the use of advanced technology lenses for lens replacement vision correction (Toric, exended depth of focus and multifocal lenses). As well as general ophthalmic conditions I have a subspecialty interest in medical retinal diseases (age related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and retinal vascular disease). I have been the lead clinician for age related macular degeneration treatment services in North Yorkshire. My general specialist ophthalmic training was mainly in Yorkshire included a subspeciality fellowship in medical retinal diseases at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London with specialist attachment at the Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia. Before starting ophthalmology I completed a general medical (internal medicine) training rotation Leeds, gaining an excellent background medical knowledge so useful to a career in ophthalmology. I have taken a leading role in developing new services for eye care locally, regionally and nationally. My quality of care, as demonstrated by audit, far exceeds national and international standards. I pioneered the introduction of the regional age related macular (AMD) service which has been praised nationally. I am an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
I am a local representative for the British Medical Association, closely involved in training and was a regional Advisor for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. I have been an investigator in a number of national and international research studies. I have advised NICE and the Department of Health on age related macular degeneration. Cataract surgery audits show my results to far exceed UK and international standards (posterior capsule rupture rate [audit of over 5000 consecutive cases] 20–50 times lower than national and international audits).