Dr Prodromos Rod Savides


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  • Paediatric
  • Surgical

About me

I am a full time NHS Consultant Ophthalmologist, practising at Hairmyres and Wishaw Hospitals within NHS Lanarkshire. I am the Lead Clinician for the Lanarkshire Eye Health Network Service (LENS).

I am experienced Cataract surgeon, specialised in small incision keyhole cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation.

I am also trained Paediatric Ophthalmologist, specialising in paediatric eye problems e.g. squints. I perform and teach complex Squint Surgery both on children and adults. I use a technique with adjustable sutures, which achieves better outcomes on adults,.

i am also trained Neuro-ophthalmologist, specialised in the investigation of Neurological conditions, affecting sight. I routinely use Botulimum toxin (Botox) for the diagnosis and treatment of squints and facial dystonias e.g. hemifacial spasm and blepharospasm.

I completed my Ophthalmology training in Leeds and my subspecialist training in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Neuro-ophthalmology in Edinburgh and Birmingham in the UK, respectively. I am member of affiliated bodies and societies, including the Scottish Ophthalmological Club, British Isles Neuro-ophthalmology Club and the British Isles Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Association. I am Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

I am involved in training and examining of Medical Students and Junior Doctors training in Ophthalmology. I also teach and train Optometrists (Opticians), who provide emergency eye care in the community in Lanarkshire.

Areas of interest

o Cataract
o Strabismus (Squint) Childhood, Complex Vertical, Revision and Adult with Adjustable sutures
o Botulinum Toxin for Diagnosis and Treatment of Squints and Facial Dystonias
o Neuro-ophthalmology

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