- Fee assured
- Verified 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
I completed my higher surgical training at the Oxford Eye Hospital where I also undertook fellowships in medical and retinal surgery.
Since qualification as a consultant eye surgeon with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (London) I have performed over 20,000 cataract and retinal procedures.
I was appointed to the ophthalmology department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham in 2008
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 perform all 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.
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.
Areas of interest
Cataract surgery; Cataract surgery with correction of astigmatism; Cataract surgery to reduce spectacle dependence
- Tracey Allen
- 07891 022179
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Eye Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
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.
- BSc London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 1991
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2006
- MBBS University College London 1994
- Retinal Fellowship Groote Schuur Hospital Cape Town 2006
- Retinal Fellowship John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford 2007
Reference number 4098634
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST Ophthalmology, 2006
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Ophthalmologists (London)
European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
European Society of Retina Specialists
- The Westbourne Centre, B15 3SJ
- 09:30 - 13:00
- 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).