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I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at The Edinburgh Clinic .
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.
Dr Tatham is an ophthalmic surgeon specialising in cataract and glaucoma surgery. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and European Board of Ophthalmologists. He was awarded the prize for the highest score in Europe in his board examinations.
Dr Tatham completed specialist training at two world leading centres - Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and Shiley Eye Center, University California, San Diego, USA.
He specialises in 'drop-free' glaucoma treatments including laser surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) and was the first to perform MIGS in Scotland – including the iStent, Xen and Cypass.
Dr Tatham is an NHS Scotland Research Clinician, a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Scientific Committee and editor of the Royal College of Ophthalmology Focus series. He has authored over 70 publications and is regularly invited to speak and teach eye doctors internationally.
Areas of interest
Glaucoma Laser and Surgery
Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery
Multifocal and Toric Intraocular lenses
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh
NHS Scotland Research Fellow
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Edinburgh
Dr Tatham has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications and has been an invited speaker at meetings including Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, European Glaucoma Society and the International Glaucoma Association. He has been a faculty member for the World Glaucoma Congress and Chinese Ophthalmological Society.
He is a module lead for the University of Edinburgh Primary Care Ophthalmology MSc and an examiner for the European Board of Ophthalmologists.
In his spare time Dr Tatham volunteers as a classifier for the British Paralympic Association
1. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Innovation Award (2015)
2. Royal College of Ophthalmologists Foulds’ Trophy (2015)
3. Scottish Ophthalmological Club – Best Paper Award (2014)
4.UK and Eire Glaucoma Society – Best Paper Award (2013)
5. Royal College of Ophthalmologists Pfizer Ophthalmic Award (2012)
6. European Board of Ophthalmology Examination - Highest Score in Europe (2012)
(Additional) Languages spoken
- French - Basic
- Russian - Basic
Full Summary of over 50 publications at:
Courses offered to GPs
Regular lectures to GPs, optometrists and ophthalmologists.
My posterior capsule rupture rate is 0.24% from 1227 cataract surgeries compared to 1.8% nationally (Royal College of Ophthalmologists National Audit).
94% of patients achieved vision of 6/9 or better (including patients with other eye diseases).
- MD University College London 2018
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2011
- FEBO European Board of Ophthalmology 2012
- Glaucoma Fellowship Moorfields Eye Hospital, London 2012
- Glaucoma Fellowship Shiley Eye Institute, University of California San Diego 2013
Reference number 6054449
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
European Board of Ophthalmologists
American Glaucoma Society
European Glaucoma Society
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
- The Edinburgh Clinic, EH10 5BT
- 13:30 - 20:00
- 0131 447 2340
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
0131 447 2340