Providers of specialist eye care and surgery 

 

ABOUT

Insight Eye Surgeons was set up in 2008 by a group of Ophthalmic Consultants to offer the highest standard of care to NHS patients in Hampshire, West Sussex, Dorset and beyond.

We aim to work with NHS Trusts and NHS private providers to deliver safe, effective and efficient ophthalmic services, delivered by a team of highly skilled and experienced ophthalmic consultants.

Working with private providers to the NHS, we have delivered more than 10,000 cataract surgeries in high volume cataract pathways, 20,000 ophthalmology clinic consultations and 80,000 diabetic retinopathy biomicroscopy examinations.

All our consultants are trained in the UK, registered with the GMC and hold a substantive NHS Consultant Ophthalmologist position. With our experience in the NHS, we can also help with advice on service delivery, safe and efficient clinical pathway development, advance and effective instrumentation, as well as provide guidance on clinical governance, audits and service improvement.

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SERVICES

Supporting the NHS

Committed to high quality care

All our consultants are highly experienced in routine and complex cataract surgery in the NHS. As a partnership, working with NHS private providers we have delivered more than 10,000 cataract surgeries through high volume cataract surgical lists.

Cataract pathways

We can help to design and deliver an efficient cataract pathway to provide excellent care.

General Ophthalmology clinics

Working with our local NHS private provider, we have delivered more than 20,000 adult ophthalmology consultations helping to reduce primary care referral waiting times in the region. We are able to deliver consultations with very low new-to-follow up ratios as all our consultants are highly experienced ophthalmologists.

Developing an efficient glaucoma pathway

We have the expertise to design and deliver a complete glaucoma pathway which ensures the best use of NHS resources, from refining the diagnostic accuracy of primary care referrals to surgical treatment of complex glaucoma. Our glaucoma consultants are leaders in their field as well as high volume glaucoma surgeons. We can also design and support pathways to minimise the follow up burden of glaucoma and provide highly cost efficient systems to manage the clinical burden.

Intravitreal treatments for Macular Degeneration

Working with NHS private providers, our medical retinal specialists have experience in delivering high volume consultant led one-stop macular degeneration assessment and intravitreal injection clinics.

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programs

Working with NHS providers for the National Diabetic Eye Screening Program, we have carried out more than 80,000 diabetic retinopathy biomicroscopy examinations. We also have the expertise to advise on the design, set up and delivery of a safe and efficient screening program as well as the capacity to deliver intravitreal treatments.

High volume cataract surgery

 

OUR PARTNERS

Partners in delivering

excellent care

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Anthony Evans

MBBS FRCS FRCOphth

After graduating from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School, Mr Evans trained in London, Oxford, Perth (Western Australia) and completed a fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto. He was appointed as a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Queen Alexandra Hospital in 1994 and set up a Paediatric Ophthalmology service. Has served on the council of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. For the last 15 years has provided pro bono medical advice to British citizens abroad through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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William Green

DO BSc FRCOphth

Mr Green’s practice includes general eye conditions, and he specialises in cataract and vitreoretinal surgery. He decided that he would study ophthalmology during medical student training whilst engaged in genetic research into retinoblastoma at The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, USA. He qualified in Medicine at The Royal London Hospital and undertook training posts in neurosurgery and plastic surgery. He then completed ophthalmic training at Portsmouth and in London at St Thomas' Hospital, Moorfields Eye Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Queen's Square. He was appointed to the post of Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Queen Alexandra Hospital in June 1995. He is also a visiting fellow for the World Sight Foundation charity.

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Hunter Maclean

MBChB FRCS FRCOphth

Mr Maclean is an experienced Consultant Ophthalmologist of 24 years standing. He has performed complex cataract surgery in the hospital setting but is also very familiar with high volume cataract, local anaesthetic surgery lists. His complication rate for cataract surgery is well below the average rate quoted by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He also specialises in Oculoplastic surgery.

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David Farnworth

MBBS (London) MRCP FRCOphth

Mr Farnworth qualified from St. George's Hospital Medical School in 1988. He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1992 before completing his ophthalmic training in Leicester, Cardiff and London. He was appointed a clinical research fellow in macular, retinal and uveitic disease at Moorfields Eye Hospital in 1998. He has been a consultant in Portsmouth since 2000 and is an accredited Royal College of Ophthalmology tutor, examiner and microsurgical trainer. He was appointed as a GMC national ophthalmic performance assessor in 2010. He has over 20 years experience of delivering audited  high volume cataract and AMD - macular treatment clinics.

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James Kirwan

MA(Oxon) MBBS FRCOphth

Mr Kirwan is a Consultant Ophthalmologist specialising in glaucoma / cataract surgery and has worked in this area for 18 years as an NHS consultant in Portsmouth but also caring for patients in both Hampshire and West Sussex. He is a very experienced cataract surgeon with extensive experience of high volume cataract surgery. He is an experienced surgical trainer, locally and for the Royal College and the European Glaucoma Society.He has provided a specialist glaucoma service for many years, providing a tertiary referral service. He has set up a number of schemes to improve efficiency for patient care, particularly in glaucoma and cataract pathways. Some of these data have been published in the peer-reviewed literature. He has authored over 40 publications in glaucoma and other areas of ophthalmology and is a recognised expert in his field. He gives regular talks at national and international meetings. His main areas of research interest are in improving services and improving the results of treatment (particularly for glaucoma surgery). Mr Kirwan is the past chairman of the UK and Eire Glaucoma Society and acts as an adviser for the charity ‘Glaucoma UK’.

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Yit Fung Yang

MBChB FRCOphth FRANZCO

Mr Yang is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, having been appointed in 2003. He has led innovative changes in vitreoretinal surgery in Portsmouth and is involved in teaching, research and various initiatives to improve patient outcomes and experiences. As a member of Insight Eye Surgeons, he undertakes high volume cataract surgery and ophthalmology clinics. Mr Yang studied Medicine at Aberdeen University, before training in ophthalmology at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. During that time, he developed a special interest in retinal conditions, and pursued an additional two years of subspecialist training in the field of surgical and medical retina.

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Adam J Booth

BM FRCOphth

Mr Booth was appointed in 2004 as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth where he undertakes cataract surgery, general and medical retinal clinics. He has developed a highly successful service offering the latest treatments for macular diseases, including intravitreal Lucentis, Eylea and Ozurdex. 

He studied Medicine at the University of Southampton, qualifying in 1994. Training in Ophthalmology took place in the South Thames and Wessex regions, and he completed specialist training in medical retinal conditions at Southampton. At Queen Alexandra Hospital, Mr Booth has undertaken a number of roles within the Eye Department including College Tutor, overseeing training of junior eye surgeons at Queen Alexandra Hospital, and Clinical Director of the Eye Department. He has been one of the leads driving the expansion of research activity in the Eye Department, acting as Principal Investigator on a number of key trials in medical retinal eye disease and recruiting an enthusiastic team of research staff. He is a supportive Medical Appraiser, guiding consultant colleagues through this formative annual activity.

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Sarah Meredith

MBBS MRCOphth MD(Res)

Ms Meredith has been a Consultant Ophthalmologist since 2012. Her sub-specialty training is in Medical Retina.  She was Clinical Lead of the local Diabetic Eye Screening Service for 10 years and maintains a role in screening as Medical Director of Health Intelligence contracted by the NHS to provide diabetic eye screening services. She is Clinical Lead of Hydroxychloroquine Monitoring programs. She has an additional role as Clinical Lead for Ophthalmology within the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care System. All of Sarah’s clinical practice including cataract surgery is NHS based at Portsmouth Hospital University NHS Trust.

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Simon Rogers

MBBS, BSc, FRCOphth

Mr Rogers graduated from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in 1999 and completed his higher specialist training in ophthalmology in Wessex in 2010. He went on to complete a prestigious Fellowship in Oculoplastics at the Sydney Eye Hospital, Australia. Since 2012, he has been working as a full-time consultant at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth. He offers routine and complex micro-incisional cataract surgery as well as a full range of ophthalmic plastic surgical procedures. These include upper and lower blepharoplasty, ptosis correction, eyelid skin cancer excision and reconstruction, lacrimal disorders and orbital disease. He provides eyelid-related expertise to maxillo-facial specialists, ear nose and throat (ENT) surgeons and dermatologists in their management and treatment of head and neck cancers. He is 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).

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Spyridon Mourtzoukos 

FEBOphth

Mr Mourtzoukos is a highly experienced Ophthalmologist who graduated from Athens Medical School in 1997 and completed his training in general Ophthalmology in Athens in 2007. He gained experience in surgical retina at Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield (2008-2011) and medical retina at Southampton University Hospital (2012-2013). He was appointed as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, where he is the deputy lead in Diabetic Ophthalmology and Diabetic Screening taking responsibility for the Diabetic Macular Oedema service. He also sees patients for Aged related macular degeneration (AMD) and is experienced in cataract surgery. He currently oversees ophthalmology training in the department and leads several multi-centred research studies.

Clinical interest:

  • Diabetic maculopathy and retinopathy

    • Aged related macular degeneration (AMD)

    • Cataract surgery

    • Intravitreal treatments

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Alastair Lockwood

MA (Cantab) BM BCh FRCOphth PhD

Mr Lockwood is a Consultant Ophthalmologist from Portsmouth with interests in glaucoma and developing better ways to manage wound healing after surgery. His interests stem from undergraduate training at Cambridge University and clinical training at Oxford University. He completed an MRC funded PhD at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital. He continues to be keen on clinical and scientific research, and encouraging trainees to get involved. Recently a Principal Investigator for a project showing how the NHS could save £500 million per year using an unlicensed, but equally safe and effective treatment for macular degeneration as the treatments in current use.

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Kate Bolton

BM FRCOphth

Miss Bolton studied Medicine at the University of Southampton, qualifying in 1999. After gaining experience in Emergency Medicine, she trained in Ophthalmology, initially in Portsmouth, followed by further general ophthalmological training in Reading, Oxford and Windsor. She then returned to Portsmouth and developed a specialist interest in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Miss Bolton was appointed as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Portsmouth University Hospitals NHS Trust in 2018. She is experienced in routine and complex micro-incisional cataract surgery, adult and paediatric strabismus surgery, and offers both general and specialist adult and paediatric services within her NHS role. She is an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, and is involved in research, acting as Investigator on a number of pivotal multinational trials in neonatal and paediatric eye conditions. She works closely with paediatric colleagues and established and leads the Paediatric Uveitis Multidisciplinary Service in Portsmouth. Miss Bolton is a Medical Appraiser for both ophthalmology and paediatric consultants. She is also heavily involved in teaching, mentoring and educational supervision of Wessex trainees. She was appointed Clinical Director of Ophthalmology in Portsmouth in April 2021.

 
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CONTACT

Let’s Work Together

Anne Dilnot

Email: info@insighteyesurgeons.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)7402 864886