- Fee assured
- Verified this account
- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Ramsay The Westbourne Centre, Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham .
This package includes your appointments before and after surgery, as well as your surgery and mono-focal lenses. It means you won’t use up your out-patient benefit or receive any additional bills from your surgeon (or anaesthetist, if you need one) for eligible treatment.
Please call the Bupa Eye Care team to find out more about and to pre-authorise your treatment on 0345 600 7267.
- Refractive surgery
- Surgical retinal
I am a highly experienced consultant eye surgeon who has performed over 15,000 cataract and retinal operations in the NHS and private sectors since being appointed to the ophthalmology department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
Each year I normally perform over 1200 surgeries for cataract and retinal problems.
As a fee assured consultant your insurance will fully cover the costs of any treatment or surgery required.
If you are self funding, my aim is to ensure that you are offered the most cost effective treatment.
I take referrals for all forms of cataract; including those which may occur in conjunction with other disease; such as diabetes or Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD).
My team are able to perform local anaesthetic surgery on many patients who are otherwise deemed as unsuitable due to coexisting medical problems. This includes patients who have head tremor (such as Parkinson's disease ), those who have difficulty following instructions (Dementia, Alzheimer's, and profound hearing loss) and those who have concerns about remaining still during surgery (such as chronic cough, breathing difficulties). This often means that a general anaesthetic can be avoided.
As a specialist in vitreoretinal surgery I am able to manage the most complex cataract cases, and also takes referrals from other eye surgeons.
I carried out more than 200 vitrectomy operations last year at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for both urgent and elective conditions.
As a retinal surgeon my area of expertise includes surgery for floaters, macular holes, epiretinal membrane.
I perform most of my surgery using local anaesthetic as this allows for rapid recovery back to normal activity. For most people vision recovers within a few days of surgery and they are able to return to driving after one week.
Areas of interest
Cataract, Cataract surgery; Multifocal lenses; astigmatism; Vitreoretinal surgery; vitreous floaters; macular holes; Epiretinal membrane; Eye - external disorders; Dry Eye; Blepharitis; General ophthalmology,
- Tracey Allen
- 07891 022179
- Nicholas Glover: http://www.glover-eyes.co.uk
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cataract and Vitreoretinal Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
National Institute of Clinical Excellence award for clinical services
Courses offered to GPs
GP Forum Health Education events
Optometry CET events
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body.https://www.rcophth.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/2010-SCI-069-Cataract-Surgery-Guidelines-2010-SEPTEMBER-2010.pdf
My published Cataract surgery outcomes exceed the Royal College of Ophthalmology guidelines in all domains.
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2006
- MBBS University College London 1994
- BSc London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 1991
- Retinal Fellowship John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford 2007
- Retinal Fellowship Groote Schuur Hospital Cape Town 2006
Reference number 4098634
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- College Examiner Royal College of Ophthalmology 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST Ophthalmology, 2006
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Ophthalmologists (London)
British & Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons
- BMI The Priory Hospital, B5 7UG
- 17:00 - 20:00
- 07891 022179
- Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham Coleshill...
- 13:00 - 18:00
- 0121 204 3800
- The Westbourne Centre, B15 3SJ
- 09:00 - 18:00
- 0121 456 0880
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Please contact the emergency number given to you by the the nurse following your surgery (this should be clearly written on your post operative instruction sheet).