Mr Kurt Spiteri Cornish 06159708



  • Fee assured
  • Cataract Full Pathway provider

    I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Spire Claremont 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.


Specialises in

  • Medical
  • Surgical
  • Surgical retinal

About me

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);
Dry Eyes;
Watery Eyes;
Lumps, cysts and bumps;
Blurred vision;
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);

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  • C7340

    Yag laser photodisruption of posterior capsule of lens (including laser capsulotomy) - unilateral - (1-5)

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