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- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Kingsbridge Private Hospital .
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.
Professor Willoughby is a Professor of Ophthalmology in Ulster University and a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust where he practices in cataract surgery and glaucoma.
Professor Willoughby has trained in Liverpool and Canada and has worked as a clinical-academic in Queen’s University Belfast, the University of Liverpool, and Ulster University. He runs an active laboratory programme which uses genomic information and technologies to understand ocular biology and mechanisms, in health and disease states. The main aim of his research is to improve the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of two major worldwide blinding disorders: corneal blindness and glaucoma.
He is a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the International Society for Eye Research and lectures nationally and internationally on glaucoma, corneal diseases and genetics.
Prof Colin Willoughby has over 100 published articles and reviews, cited over 3900 times
Areas of interest
Cataract surgery (including toric and multifocal intra-ocular lenses);
- Private medical secretary to Professor Willoughby
- Kingsbridge Private Hospital 811-815 Lisburn Road Belfast BT9 7GX
- 028 9066 7878
Current NHS consultant posts held
Professor of Ophthalmology & Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Grosvenor Rd, Belfast, BT12 6BA
My research is divided into two main inter-related themes with a focus on anterior segment disease of the eye (cornea and glaucoma):
1. Developing novel molecular, pharmacological and cellular therapies for glaucoma using a number of state-of-the-art genomic technologies.
2. Personalised or stratified medicine: using genetic information to determine disease risk, disease stratification and to predict treatment response/pharmacogenetics.
Formula 1, travelling and doing gardening when I can.
Prof Colin Willoughby has over 100 published articles and reviews, cited over 3900 times.
- Doctorate of Medicine (MD) University of Liverpool 2004
- Fellow Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth) Royal College of Ophthalmologists 1996
- BSc (Hons) First Class Anatomy University of Liverpool 1988
- MB ChB (Hons) University of Liverpool 1991
Reference number 3548334
Details of entry to specialist register
- Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (Ophthalmology), 2004
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
British Medical Association
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
UK and Eire Glaucoma Society
European Glaucoma Society
World Glaucoma Association
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)
International Society for Eye Research (ISER)
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.