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- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital, The Medical Eye 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.
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Last updated: 29 Apr 2020
- Surgical retinal
Mr Park is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with a specialist interest in cataract surgery (including premium lens implants) and retinal diseases (surgical and medical).
Since 2015 he has worked as a specialist Consultant at the Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital and Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton. He is the Clinical Lead for the Somerset Diabetic Eye Screening Programme and a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ Research Panel, British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit (BOSU).
Mr Park is a highly skilled cataract surgeon who trains other surgeons and accepts both routine and high risk cases. He provides cataract surgery tailored to fit the specific requirements of each individual patient he treats. He performs micro-incision, suture-less (no stitch) cataract surgery. He provides the option of premium lens implants such as toric lens implants (for astigmatism) and extended depth of focus lens implants (new generation of multi-focal implants). This can reduce the need for glasses after cataract surgery.
Mr Park offers care for a variety of retinal eye diseases including age related macular degeneration (AMD), retinal vein occlusion, diabetic eye disease, retinal detachment, macular hole and epi-retinal membrane. This includes the provision of intra-vitreal injections, laser procedures and vitrectomy surgery.
Mr Park qualified as a doctor from the University of Bristol in 2005 with honours in medicine and surgery. He completed an additional year of research to be awarded an honours degree in anatomical sciences.
Mr Park then completed seven years of Ophthalmic surgical training in South West England. Following this, he completed an internationally respected retinal specialist fellowship at the University of Toronto, Canada. This provided extensive experience in the treatment of retinal disorders at the largest retinal unit in North America.
Please visit Mr Park's website for more information: www.jonathan-park.co.uk
Areas of interest
Cataract surgery; premium intra-ocular lens; toric lens implant; extended depth of focus lens implant (multi-focal lens implant); phaco-emulsification; complex cataract surgery and dislocated intra-ocular lenses; YAG laser capsulotomy; intra-vitreal injections; macular degeneration; retinal vein occlusion; diabetic retinopathy; macular hole; epi-retinal membrane; retinal detachment; vitreous haemorrhage; vitreous floaters; vitrectomy.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton.
Clinical Lead for Somerset Diabetic Eye Screening Programme, Taunton.
Mr Park is a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists' scientific research panel (BOSU - British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit). This panel is involved with selecting studies of national importance.
Mr Park has been the chief investigator for both national and international research studies. He has presented his research at over 60 conferences across the UK, Europe and North America.
Mr Park has published over 30 research articles in peer-reviewed journals.
He has also acted as an invited speaker and judge on research at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists annual congress and completed by invitation expert journal article reviews.
Mr Park enjoys living in Somerset since it is a fantastic location for his family to grow up and it offers lots of outdoor activities on the doorstep.
He enjoys endurance road cycling across Exmoor and Dartmoor and has completed a number of century cycle sportives. He has completed the Exmoor Open Water swim and in 2020 hopes to complete his first long distance Ironman 70.3 triathlon.
He also enjoys surfing, snowboarding and playing touch rugby with the Wellington Badgers!
Mr Park has received several local, national and international awards for his research projects which include:
Global Ophthalmology Award Program (GOAP) – an international award from Bayer to support his international fellowship in Toronto.
National Eye Research Centre (NERC) research project funding – a national award.
Royal College of Ophthalmologists Fight for Sight Award – a national award.
Mr Park has published over 30 research articles in peer-reviewed journals. Here are some examples:
Park JC, Ramasamy B, Shaw S, Prasad S, Ling RHL. A prospective and nationwide study investigating endophthalmitis following pars plana vitrectomy: incidence and risk factors. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 2014; 98: 529-533.
Park JC, Ramasamy B, Shaw S, Ling RHL, Prasad S. A prospective and nationwide study investigating endophthalmitis following pars plana vitrectomy: clinical presentation, microbiology, management and outcome. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 2014; 98: 1080 – 1086.
Simcock PR, Kingett B, Mann N, Reddy V, Park JC. A safety audit of the first 10,000 intravitreal Ranibizumab injections performed by Nurse Practitioners. Eye, 2014; 28: 1161-1164.
Park JC, Habib NE, Moate RM. Opacification of intraocular lens implants following corneal endothelial keratoplasty: electron microscopy and x-ray element spectroscopy analysis. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, 2015; 41: 140-145.
Park JC, Habib NE, Moate RM. Intraocular lens calcification following endothelial keratoplasty: a message for all cataract surgeons. Eye, 2015; 29 (7): 984.
Park JC, Williams O, Waqar S, Modi N, Kersey T, Sleep T. Safety of nondominant-hand ophthalmic surgery. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, 2012; 38: 2112-2116.
Park JC, Ramasamy B, Ling RHL, Prasad S. A review of endophthalmitis following vitrectomy. Expert Reviews of Ophthalmology, 2012; 7: 227-240.
Park JC, Waqar S (co-first author), Kersey T, Modi N, Ong C, Sleep T. The effect of distraction on simulated anterior segment surgical performance. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, 2011; 37:1517–1522.
Park JC, Ross AH, Tole DM, Sparrow JM, Penny J, Mundasad MV. Evaluation of a new cataract surgery referral pathway. Eye 2009; 23: 309-313.
Courses offered to GPs
Mr Park provides evening tutorials on eye conditions for GP's organised via the Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital. Mr Park is also happy to present to Optometrists interested in Ophthalmic seminars.
My outcomes for private eye care and private eye surgery are as follows:
Re-admission rate: 0%
Post operative infection rate: 0%
Mortality rate: 0%
Posterior capsule rupture (for cataract surgery): 0.4% (national consultant standard 2%)
Post cataract surgery patients achieving driving standard vision (in eyes with no other problems): 100%
Post cataract surgery target refraction achieved within 1 dioptre: 100%
Patient Feedback Survey
A recent patient feedback survey from a 100 consecutive patients found that, relative to their expectations for private eye care:
100% would recommend Mr Park's eye care to their family and friends.
First consultation experience: 90% excellent, 9% good, 1% average, 0% poor.
Surgical experience: 90% excellent, 10% good, 0% average, 0% poor.
Aftercare experience: 90% excellent, 10% good, 0% average, 0% poor.
Overall experience: 90% excellent, 10% good, 0% average, 0% poor.
"Mr Park was very thorough and provided a clear and concise appraisal of my eye problem and the treatment that I required in the future."
"My vision in the right eye is so brilliant it is a pleasure not to have to drive wearing glasses."
"The procedure and experience were both absolutely first class".
"Mr Park’s general attention and the speedy way he conducted the procedure was first rate. He seemed most interested in me as a patient too."
- Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth) Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2012
- Medicine and Surgery Honours Degree (MB ChB, Hons) University of Bristol 2005
- Anatomical Sciences Honours Degree (1st BSc. Hons) University of Bristol 2002
- Vitreo-Retinal Surgery Fellowship Certificate University of Toronto 2015
Reference number 6120294
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton 2015
- Clinical Lead for Somerset Diabetic Eye Screening Programme Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training), General Medical Council, 2014
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
Member of the British and Eire Association of Vitreo-Retinal Surgeons (BEAVRS).
Member of EuRetina.
Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS).
Member of General Medical Council (on specialist register).
Member of Medical Protection Society (indemnity) for both NHS and private work.
- Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital
- 08:00 - 12:30
- 01823 286518
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- 13:30 - 18:00
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- The Medical Eye Clinic, Exeter
- 08:00 - 12:00
- 01392 829436
- The Medical Eye Clinic, Exeter
- 09:00 - 13:00
- 01392 829436
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
Patients having surgery are provided with post-operative written information on which number to call in the event of an urgent query following treatment.