Ophthalmology Consultants

Miss Wendy Adams completed her ophthalmic training in Newcastle upon Tyne. Her subspecialty interests in Neuro-ophthalmology, adult strabismus and Thyroid Eye Disease were completed in Newcastle upon Tyne and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. She has been a consultant in Sunderland Eye Infirmary since 2008 specialising in Cataract surgery, Neuro-ophthalmology and thyroid eye disease.

Mr David Allen is a consultant ophthalmologist with a special interest in cataract surgery. He now works part time.

Mr Oliver Baylis qualified in Nottingham and completed ophthalmology training in the North East, during which time he obtained a PhD for research into corneal stem cells. He then underwent further specialist training in Cornea and External Eye Diseases at the St Paul’s Eye Unit in Liverpool. He was appointed as a consultant in 2016.

Mr Dugald Bell completed his Ophthalmology training in Sunderland, Newcastle-upon Tyne and Edinburgh. He completed sub-specialty training in corneal and external eye disease in 1997 at the Cornea-Plastic Unit, QueenVictoriaHospital, East Grinstead. He is also clinical lead for the uveitis service. He was appointed as consultant at Sunderland Eye Infirmary in 1999.

Mr Rob Boyce did medical training in Nottingham, then Ophthalmology training in the Manchester and the Northern Region. He did fellowships in Oculoplastic & Lacrimal Surgery in Cardiff and Newcastle upon Tyne. He has been a Consultant Ophthalmologist, with special interest in Oculoplastic and Lacrimal Surgery, at Sunderland Eye Infirmary since 2003.

Miss Fiona Chapman did medical training in Cambridge & Newcastle upon Tyne, then Ophthalmology training in the Northern Region. She did a fellowship in Oculoplastic surgery at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow. She has been a Consultant Ophthalmologist, with special interest in Oculoplastics, at Sunderland Eye Infirmary since 1999.

Mr J-P Danjoux did his ophthalmology training in Newcastle upon Tyne, he did his fellowship training in cornea and refractive surgery in Australia. He has been a consultant op at SEI since 1997 with a special interest in cornea, refractive surgery and cataract surgery.

Mr Jim Deady is a consultant ophthalmologist with a special interest in medical retina, diabetic eye diseases and macular dieseases. He now works part time.

Mr Mark Doherty undertook undergraduate and postgraduate medical training inNewcastle upon Tyne before completing Ophthalmology training in both the Northern and Yorkshire Deaneries. He obtained Glaucoma subspecialty fellowship training at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. He was appointed as a Consultant in Glaucoma at Sunderland Eye Infirmary in September 2013.

Mr Tim Fetherston has been a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Sunderland since 1996. He trained at Liverpool and Birmingham and his special interest is in retinal conditions. He is an Associate Clinical Lecturer at Newcastle Universityand was a medical panellist on the General Medical Council Fitness to Practice directorate for 10 years.

Mr Scott Fraser completed his ophthalmology training in London. He completed his glaucoma fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He has been a Consultant with a special interest in glaucoma at Sunderland Eye Infirmary since 2001.

Mr Saurabh Ghosh did his ophthalmology training in Newcastle upon Tyne and Sunderland Eye Infirmary. He completed his Advanced Subspecialty training in Cornea and anterior segment at Sunderland Eye infirmary and then completed his Cornea Fellowship at Leicester Royal infirmary. He has a keen interest in Corneal and Anterior segment diseases. He joined Sunderland Eye Infirmary as a Cornea and anterior segment Consultant in 2014.

Mr Lawrence Gnanaraj completed his Ophthalmology training in Birmingham and Newcastle upon Tyne. He obtained his Paediatric Ophthalmology fellowship training at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. He has been a Consultant in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Sunderlandeye Infirmary since 2005.

Mr Maged Habib is a consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreo-retinal Surgeon at Sunderland Eye Infirmary since 2011. He has special clinical interest in medical and surgical retinal diseases, specially the management of diabetic eye disease and retinal vascular disorders. He is the lead for digital surveillance Diabetic retinopathy screening service.

Mr Ajay Kotagiri completed his training in Opthalmology from Worthing and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He further completed fellowship in Medical Retina at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and Sunderland Eye Infirmary. He has been a Consultant in Medical Retina at Sunderland Eye Infirmary since 2013.

Mr Stephen Morgan graduated from Cambridge Universityand trained in London, Newcastle upon Tyne and Southampton before being appointed Consultant at Sunderland Eye Infirmary in 1991. He specializes in corneal disorders, diseases of the external eye and lacrimal drainage problems. He now works part time.

Mr Stuart Osborne undertook his Ophthalmology training in Glasgow and the North East of England. He obtained subspecialty Oculoplastics training in Newcastle and East Grinstead, and has been a Consultant in Oculoplastics and Cataract Surgery at Sunderland Eye Infirmary since August 2008

Miss Teresa Sandinha completed her ophthalmology training in Glasgow as well as a higher degree in research. This was followed by further training in Australia, Liverpool and London to subspecialize in the different aspects of the retina diseases. She is currently a vitreo retinal surgeon in Sunderland Eye Infirmary.

Mr Jonathan Smith completed his Ophthalmology training within the Northern Deanery. He has been a Consultant Vitreoretinal surgeon at Sunderland Eye Infirmary since May 2014, having completed his fellowship training at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne.

Mr David Steel qualified in Medicine at Newcastle and completed his Ophthalmology training in the North East and South West of England.  He undertook sub-speciality training in retinal surgery at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne. He has been a Consultant in Vitreo-retinal Surgery at the Eye Infirmary since 1999. He is the overall clinical lead for Retinal and Macular services and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Genetic Medicine at Newcastle University.

Mr Peter Tiffin completed his Ophthalmology training in Newcastle-upon Tyne, Leicester and Dundee. He obtained his Paediatric Ophthalmology fellowship training at British Columbia Childrens Hospital, Vancouver. He has been a Consultant in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Sunderland Eye Infirmary since 1998. He is also a Vice-President of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists with responsibility for professional examinations in ophthalmology in the UK.

Mrs Deepali Varma has been a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Medical Retinal Specialist at Sunderland Eye Infirmary since 2008. She completed her specialist training at the Northern Deanery and her Medical Retinal fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. She is the Clinical Lead for the Macular service and is actively involved in retinal research.

Mr Christopher Wood completed his Ophthalmology training in Sunderland and Newcastle-uponTyne. He has been a Consultant in Ophthalmology with special interest in Cataract Surgery and Intraocular Tumours at Sunderland Eye Infirmary since 1989.

Mr Nicholas Wride trained in Ophthalmology in Edinburgh and the North East of England. He completed a Fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. In addition to performing cataract surgery and managing patients with general ophthalmic conditions, he has a subspecialty interest in Glaucoma. He was appointed Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Sunderland Eye Infirmary in 2010.