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- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Claremont 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.
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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Surgical retinal
Mr Spiteri Cornish is a Consultant Ophthalmologist in the NHS at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, with a private practice at Claremont. He is Vitreo-Retinal Lead and Clinical Governance Lead for NHS Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.
He graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Malta in 2004, then moved to the UK where he completed Ophthalmology specialist training before undergoing specialised training in Vitreo-Retinal Surgery in 2012-13. He was appointed as a Consultant in Aberdeen, after which he completed further Fellowship Training in Vitreo-Retinal Surgery in Sydney Eye Hospital, Australia before being appointed as a Consultant in Sheffield in 2016.
During his career he has been awarded numerous prizes including the Bayer Educational Grant Award, Novartis Retina Case Study Award, Pfizer Scottish Ophthalmological Travel Award and the BriSCEV (British Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision) prize.
Mr Spiteri Cornish is an Honorary Senior Lecturer for The University of Sheffield, teaching ophthalmology to medical students at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital and takes part in undergraduate admission interviews. He also teaches ophthalmology trainees and trains vitreo-retinal Fellows. He is an educational supervisor to junior ophthalmologists, as well as a microsurgical skills trainer for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
Areas of interest
Mr Kurt Spiteri Cornish MD MSc FRCOphth is a Consultant Ophthalmologist, Cataract and Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon whose NHS practice is based at The Royal Hallamshire Hospital and Northern General Eye Centre in Sheffield.
His areas of expertise include (but are not limited to):
Cataract surgery (including complex cases);
Lumps, cysts and bumps;
Retina (surgery for retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, advanced diabetic eye disease, vitreous haemorrhage and tractional maculopathy);
Medical retina (diabetes, retinal vein occlusion and age related macular degeneration);
- Claremont Private Hospital Profile Page: https://www.claremont-hospital.co.uk/mr-kurt-spiteri-cornish/
- LinkedIn Profile: http://linkedin.com/in/kurt-spiteri-cornish-9ab001a6
- Retina Consultancy: http://www.retinaconsultancy.co.uk
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Cataract and Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon at Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield.
Epiretinal membrane surgery
Ocular Oncology with vitreo-retinal interest
Enjoying life with family!
Local Clinical Excellence Award 2018
NEOS £500 Prize (Stephanie Chiu) 2017
Bayer Educational Grants Award 2014
Novartis Retina Case Study Awards 2013
NHS Grampian Endowment Funds Research Symposium Best Poster and Oral Presentation 2012
BriSCEV Best Research Presentation. 2012
Pfizer SOC £1500 Travel Award 2012.
Strategic Educational Pathways Scholarship 2012
Third Place in John Henahan Prize 2012
Best Poster Presentation at Quality and Safety in Healthcare Event, Aberdeen. 2012
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Maltese - Native or bilingual
- Italian - Fluent
Published over 30 peer-reviewed articles, latest listed below.
Steel DH, Donachie PHJ, Aylward GW, Laidlaw DA, Williamson TH, Yorston D, BEAVRS Macular Hole Outcome Group. Eye. 2020. Epub ahead of print https://doi.org/10.1038/s41433-020-0844-x
Grassi PG, Mudhar HS, Spiteri Cornish K. Traumatic suprachoroidal dislocation of crystalline lens. Opthhalmology Retina. 2020. IN PRESS.
Quhill H, Mudhar HS, Spiteri Cornish K, Rennie I. Cutaneous malignant melanoma metastasis to the pseudophakic lens capsule with associated granulomatous intraocular inflammation. Ocular Oncology and Pathology. 2020 IN PRESS
Spiteri Cornish K, Ho J, Scott NW, Downes S, Bainbridge J, Lois N. The epidemiology of Stargardt Disease in the United Kingdom. Ophthalmology Retina 2017. IN PRESS.
Abdelkader E, Yip KP, Cornish KS. Pneumatic displacement of submacular haemorrhage. Saudi J Ophthalmol 2016 Oct-Dec;30(4):221-226.
Chua PY, Khan K, Spiteri Cornish K, Aaberg TM. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges. Retina 2016, Jul 14.
Spiteri Cornish K, Kuffova L, Forrester JV. Treatment of subretinal fibrosis syndrome with Rituximab. Br J Ophthalmol. 2014 May 30. pii: bjophthalmol-2013-304686. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2013-304686. [Epub ahead of print]
Spiteri Cornish K, Lim-Fat C, Greiner K. A rare complication of Cataract surgery. JCRS Online Case Reports.
Spiteri Cornish K, Reddy AR, McBain V. Concentric Macular Rings Sign in Patients with Foveal Hypoplasia. JAMA Ophthalmol 2014 Sep 1; 132(9): 1084-8.
Cornish KS, Reddy AR, McBain VA, Stepien K. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges. Retina. Jan 29 [Epub ahead of print].
Spiteri Cornish K, Lois N, Scott N, et al. Vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane peeling versus no peeling for idiopathic full-thickness macular hole. Ophthalmology. 2014 Mar;121(3):649-55..
Courses offered to GPs
Regular Talks for GPs and Optoms (updates on LinkedIn and Facebook Professional Page, see links).
- M.D. University of Malta 2004
- MRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2009
- Masters of Science (MSc) in Clinical Visual Science University of Ulster 2013
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2011
- Ophthalmology Registrar St Lukes Hospital, Malta 2005
- Specialist Training in Ophthalmology NHS Scotland (Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Highland and Grampian) 2007
- Vitreo-Retinal Fellowship Aberdeen Royal Infirmary 2012
- Vitreo-Retinal Fellowship Sydney Eye Hospital, Sydney, Australia 2015
Reference number 6159708
Details of entry to specialist register
- Ophthalmology Specialist Register, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Member of European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)
Member of British and Eire Association of Vitreo-Retinal Surgeons (BEAVRS)
Member of European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA)
Full specialist registration with General Medical Council (GMC); registration number 6159708
Full specialist registration with Malta Medical Council
Member of British Medical Association (BMA)
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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.
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