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- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Optegra Eye Hospital Yorkshire, Spire Leeds 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.
- Surgical retinal
Mr Kolb is a consultant Ophthalmologist who specialises in Vitreous, Retinal and Cataract surgery.
He graduated from Newcastle University before obtaining a national training number in Ophthalmology. He has gained a wealth of experience working at different hospitals across the United Kingdom and New Zealand. He has gained a further year of sub specialty training in Vitreoretinal surgery at Europe's largest teaching hospital, St James University Teaching Hospital in Leeds.
He now works at St James University Hospital as a consultant Vitreoretinal surgeon and honourary senior lecturer at the University of Leeds. Passionate about the continued development of training new surgeons, Mr Kolb is the royal college tutor at St James, looking after the education and support of new ophthalmic trainees. He also works weekly at the Yorkshire Eye Hospital in Bradford and the Spire Leeds Hospital in Roundhay.
Mr Kolb is avidly engaged in research, having published many articles in international journals, including the British journal of Ophthalmology, the British Medical Journal and the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He has also presented at national and international conferences. He is enrolled to start work in a multinational project investigating the novel treatment of sub retinal gene therapy for inherited retinal conditions.
Areas of interest
cataract surgery; complex cataract surgery; secondary intra ocular lenses; vitreous and retinal surgery; floaters; epiretinal membrane; macular hole; advanced proliferative diabetic retinopathy; retinal detachment; vitreomacular traction.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal surgeon, Honorary senior clinical lecturer, Leeds teaching hospitals NHS trust
- MBBS Newcastle-upon-tyne university 2006
- FRCOphth Royal college Ophthalmologists 2014
Reference number 6134944
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC Ophthalmology, 2016
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the royal college of ophthalmologists, British and Eire association of Vitreoretinal surgeons, North of England Ophthalmological society, Yorkshire retinal society, British emergency eye care society, British medical association.
- Jackson AvenueRoundhayLEEDSLS8 1NT
- 16:30 - 18:00
- 0113 537 5385
- Optegra Yorkshire eye Hospital
- 09:00 - 17:00
- 0808 250 7084
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.