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I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Clinical Lead for Ophthalmology at Buckinghamshire NHS Trust. The Ophthalmology department at BHT is one of the largest and best equipped departments in the country, providing the local population with comprehensive ophthalmic care.
I underwent postgraduate training in Ophthalmology in the Oxford Deanery. I have been extensively trained in all aspects of General Ophthalmology which culminated in an ASTO in Cornea and External Eye Diseases with
emphasis on the role of immune modulation in the management of Ocular Inflammatory Eye Diseases at some of the country’s leading centres for ophthalmic care, The Oxford Eye Hospital and The Western Eye Hospital, St. Mary’s NHS Trust, London. This was followed by a Fellowship in Cornea and External Eye Diseases at The
Western Eye Hospital, London and another Fellowship in Glaucoma at The Oxford Eye Hospital.
A lot of anterior segment pathology coexists with Glaucoma and I believe that my training has been unique, amalgamating subspecialist management of two very important groups of conditions. The bulk of my work and my main subspecialist work in the NHS now is with Glaucoma. I am very experienced and well versed in all aspects of care of the Glaucoma patient including medical management, lasers (SLT, ECP, Cyclodiode), penetrating drainage surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). In addition, I have vast experience with other, important ophthalmic surgery including high volume, complex, micro-incision cataract surgery. The role of the glaucoma specialist therefore looks to be increasingly challenging with an ageing population and an increasing number of patients presenting with both glaucoma and cataract.
I have published in most subspecialties of ophthalmology and particularly on Glaucoma. Although my NHS practice mainly consists of Glaucoma and Cataracts, I also have a significant number of patients with general ophthalmology, ocular inflammatory (uveitis or iritis), lid disorders and some squints and I am happy to offer
advice on a similar cohort of patients in the private sector.
Areas of interest
1- Cataract Surgery including Toric (astigmatism correcting), Multifocal and Multifocal/Toric intra ocular implants
2- Complex Glaucoma management including surgery (penetrating and MIGS), lasers and medical therapy
3- Cornea and External Eye Diseases
4- General Ophthalmology including lids
5- Uveitis and Iritis
- Selina Higginson
- Eye Unit Stoke Mandeville Hospital Mandeville Road AYLESBURY HP21 8AL
- 07837 382221
- 01296 315789
Anaesthetists worked with
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Stoke Mandeville and Amersham Hospitals
Glaucoma particularly issues relating to compliance with medications and measures needed to tackle the problem, laser trabeculoplasty, effect of cataract surgery on glaucoma
1- Sports particularly cricket and badminton
1- Finalist: Alcon Glaucoma Case Study Competition for SpRs 2003.
2-John Lister Prize for Best Case Presentation for Junior Doctors, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough 2002
3-Becton Dickinson Prize for Best Cataract Paper
UK ISCRS, Chester 2001
International Conference of Oculoplastic Surgeons, Antibes, France 1993
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Native or bilingual
- Urdu - Native or bilingual
- Arabic - Basic
1- Co-Editor: Mardeno Atlas of Ophthalmology
2-Unilateral headache and loss of vision. British Medical Journal 2014;348:g1188
3- Management of Blebitis in the United Kingdom: a survey. British Journal of Ophthalmology .bjo.2010.2004023
4-Ophthalmology: Investigation and Examination Techniques
Contributing author: Chapter on ‘Ultrasound Techniques (including Doppler) in Ophthalmology
5- The role of scanning laser polarimetry with the GDx VCC in the management of glaucoma suspects.
British Journal of Ophthalmology, 2006 Dec; 90 (12); 1452-7
6-Iatrogenic eccentric full thickness macular holes following vitrectomy with ILM peeling for idiopathic macular holes.
Eye, 2005 Dec: (19); 1333-1335
7-Allergic eye disease associated with Mastocytosis
Eye, 2003 Aug: 17; (6); 788-789
8- Severe Cough: A cause of late bleb leak
Journal of Glaucoma, 2003 Feb: (12); 181-83
9- Acute suprachoroidal haemorrhage with acute angle closure glaucoma as a presenting sign of chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia
Eye, 2002 Sept: 16 (2); 651-653
10- Chiasmal Cavernous Angioma. A rare cause of progressive visual loss.
Eye, 2002 Sept: 16 (2); 655-657
11- Bilateral Ocular Ischaemia Secondary to Giant Cell Arteritis
Archives of Ophthalmology, 2001 Feb: 119 (2); 306-7
12-• Management of Congenital Dacryocele.
Acta Ophthalmologica, 1994, Feb: 72(1); 122-3
Courses offered to GPs
I would be delighted to speak to groups of GPs regarding any Ophthalmic topic they may be interested in.
I have offered several such talks to groups of GP practices under the umbrella of BMI Chiltern Hospital and The Saxon Clinic
- M.B.B.S University of Karnataka, India 1987
- F.R.C.S Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh 1992
- D.O. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 1991
- F.R.C.Ophth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2017
- Fellowship In Glaucoma Oxford Eye Hospital 2005
- Fellowship in Cornea and External Eye Diseases Western Eye Hospital/St. Mary's Hospital, london 2004
- ASTO/Higher Specialist Training in Uveitis & External Eye Diseases Oxford Eye Hospital And Western Eye Hospital, London 2003
- Specialist Training in Ophthalmology Oxford Deanery 2003
- LAT in Ophthalmology Moorfields Eye Hospital 1996
Reference number 4518138
Details of entry to specialist register
- Certificate of Completion Surgical Training , 2003
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
British Medical Association
Medical Defence Union
- BMI The Chiltern Hospital, HP16 0EN
- 17:30 - 20:00
- 01494 892297
- BMI The Chiltern Hospital, HP16 0EN
- 09:30 - 16:30
- 01494 892297
- Saxon Clinic Chadwick Drive Eaglestone West...
- 09:30 - 12:00
- 01908 232142
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