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Mr Spiteri Cornish is a Consultant Ophthalmologist in the NHS at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, with a private practice at Claremont.
He graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Malta in 2004, then moving 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 in Sheffield.
His areas of expertise include cataract surgery (including complex cases), vitreo-retinal surgery (surgery for retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, advanced diabetic eye disease, vitreous haemorrhage and tractional maculopathy), medical retina (diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion and age related macular degeneration), ocular trauma and general ophthalmology (including glaucoma).
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Cataract and Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon at Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield.
English, Maltese, Italian
Published over 30 peer-reviewed articles, latest listed below.
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..
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2011
- Masters of Science (MSc) in Clinical Visual Science University of Ulster 2013
- MRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2009
- M.D. University of Malta 2004
- Vitreo-Retinal Fellowship Sydney Eye Hospital, Sydney, Australia 2015
- Vitreo-Retinal Fellowship Aberdeen Royal Infirmary 2012
- Specialist Training in Ophthalmology NHS Scotland (Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Highland and Grampian) 2007
- Ophthalmology Registrar St Lukes Hospital, Malta 2005
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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