I was the first eye surgeon in the UK to pioneer the use of a “no or limited posture” technique in the treatment of macular holes with a scientific publication in 2000 in the College journal “Eye”. This technique has been extensively adopted in the UK and around the world and subsequent studies have confirmed my original findings.
I was one of the first eye surgeons in the UK to promote and publish on the use of routine lens removal at the time of vitrectomy surgery for patients with macular holes to avoid having to return for subsequent cataract surgery. This technique has also been extensively adopted worldwide.
I was the first Consultant eye surgeon in the UK to develop and promote the use of non-medical practitioners giving eye injections for patients with wet macular degeneration, diabetes and retinal vein occlusions. This was the only way the NHS could cope with demand for this treatment and it is now standard practice in most eye units in the UK and abroad.
I have therefore been and still am at the forefront of innovation throughout my career.