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- Accredited Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer the Full Pathway cataract surgery package for Bupa customers ...more
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at 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.
- Surgical retinal
As a consultant eye surgeon at the University Hospital Birmingham I have performed more than 10,000 successful cataract operations in Birmingham and the West Midlands.
I am a fee assured consultant, so your insurance provider will fully cover the costs of any treatment or surgery which may be required.
I can take referrals from either your optician or GP for cataract surgery.
As a highly experienced surgeon, Co-existing eye problems conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes and Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) are no normally no barrier to the success of your surgery.
I perform most surgeries using topical anaesthetic (this means no needles are required) and allows for rapid recovery back to normal activity. For most people vision recovers within a few days of surgery.
Because I am a vitreoretinal surgeon I am able to manage the most complex cataract cases, and often normally undertake referrals from other eye surgeons where the surgery is regarded as too complex or when a complication has already occurred.
My experience working at the Royal Centre of Defence Medicine means I have unique experience in the management of cataract due to eye trauma
Every year I carried out more than 300 retinal vitrectomy operations.
As a retinal surgeon my areas of expertise include surgery for floaters, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, retinal detachments and diabetic eye disease.
I achieved my medical degree at University College London, where I also completed a specialist degree in medical microbiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
As part of the Vision 2020 project to eradicate preventable blindness, I participate in training surgeons both here and abroad, so they are able to acquire new skills which be used in their home countries.
Areas of interest
Cataract surgery; Small incision cataract surgery, Multifocal lenses; refractive lens surgery; phacoemulsification cataract surgery;Vitreoretinal surgery; Macular holes; Epiretinal membrane; Retinal detachment; Trauma; Eye - external disorders; Anterior segment surgery (eye); Dry Eye; General ophthalmology; Eye; Retinal eye disease / surgery; Ophthalmology, eyelid; cataract; vitreous floaters; floaters
- Rosey Thomas
- Optergra Birmingham Eye Hospital The Aston Triangle BIRMINGHAM B4 7ET
- 0121 204 3800
Current NHS consultant posts held
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
National Institute of Clinical Excellence award for clinical services
I appeared in the BBC One documentary "Wounded" for my treatment of severe eye trauma
Courses offered to GPs
GP Forum Health Education 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 Catsract surgery outcomes exceed the Royal College of Ophthalmology guidelines in all domains.
Audit of the last 12 month period shows I have had no cases of postoperative infection in either my NHS or Private practice.
- 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 South Africa 2006
Reference number 4098634
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- College Tutor Royal College of Ophthalmology 2015
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST Ophthalmology, 2006
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Ophthalmologists (London)
British & Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons
Medical Protection Society
- BMI The Priory Hospital, B5 7UG
- 17:00 - 20:00
- 07891 022179
- Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham Coleshill...
- 13:00 - 18:00
- 0121 204 3878
- 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.