Mr Adrian Keith Bates



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  • Refractive surgery

About me

Keith Bates has been an NHS Consultant at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton for many years as the Regional Corneal Specialist. His well established private practice is based at the Nuffield Health Hospital in Taunton where he consults and treats patients for a wide range of ophthalmic conditions in his regular Tuesday and Thursday sessions. He performs high volume cataract surgery and specialises in corneal and refractive surgery with access to and experience of a wide range of high quality lens implants so that each patient’s surgery can be individually tailored to their needs. A full range of other therapeutic procedures are also undertaken including removal of eyelid cysts, ectropion and entropion repair, treatment of watery eyes, and laser procedures including selective laser trabeculoplasty for glaucoma and yag laser capsulotomy. More specialist corneal procedures include corneal collagen cross-linking for keratoconus along with a full range of refractive surgery procedures such as excimer laser sight correction and contact lens implantation. His support staff are available during office hours for administrative enquiries and an out of hours service is available for patients seeking urgent advice. In addition to his clinical work Mr Bates also provides advice and training to other ophthalmic surgeons in the use of the latest multifocal lens implants.

Areas of interest

Cataract surgery with standard and premium lens implants; corneal and refractive surgery; ocular surface disease including recurrent corneal erosion; eyelid and lacrimal disorders; glaucoma;

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Procedures completed

  • C7122

    Ultrasound phacoemulsification of cataract, with lens implant - unilateral (including topical or local anaesthetic) - (1-5)

    Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital (1-5)

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