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I am an ophthalmic surgeon, based in Edinburgh, with a diverse practice comprising adult general ophthalmology and cataract, with a special interest in paediatric ophthalmology and squint surgery.
Having completed my primary medical degree in South Africa, I moved to the UK in 2003 where I trained initially in general surgical specialties, attaining the MRCSEd diploma, before entering ophthalmic specialist training in Edinburgh, where I ultimately took up my NHS consultant post after achieving the FRCOphth qualification and concluding a specialist paediatric fellowship in Cape Town.
Being passionate about all aspects of ophthalmology, I particularly enjoy relating to patients and their families, aiming to provide the highest quality care. I perform general adult consultations and cataract surgery, whilst also delivering a busy regional specialist paediatric ophthalmic service at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh. I’m active in clinical, research, education and management activities at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, and am registered for private practice at Spire Shawfair Hospital, where I will see children and adults of all ages.
I enjoy spending time with my wife and three young children and recharge with time outdoors cycling and kitesurfing.
Areas of interest
Adult general ophthalmology; adult cataract; paediatric ophthalmology; paediatric squint treatment including paediatric squint surgery
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmologist - NHS Lothian
Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, St John's Hospital, Livingston and Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh
Benefits of cataract surgery for human cognition and circadian function
Saccadic Vector Optokinetic Perimetry as a novel means of testing visual fields in children
Inter-observer variation in the grading and management of retinopathy of prematurity
1. Jeganathan VSE, Schmoll C, Agarwal P. Is phacoemulsification with viscosynechiolysis effective for angle closure glaucoma? Promising results from a pilot study. January 2016 DOI10.15761/NFO.1000127
2. Fu L, Schmoll C, Wyatt G, Collins C. Comment on: The incidence of serious eye injury in Scotland: A prospective study. Eye 2015;29:447-448 doi:10.1038/eye.2014.302
3. Schmoll C, Khan A, Aspinall P et al. New light for old eyes: comparing the melanopsin-mediated non-visual benefits of blue-light and UV-blocking intraocular lenses. Br J Ophthalmol 2013 doi:10.1136/bjophthalmol-2013-304024
4. Schmoll C, McAtamney S, Madill S. Identification of Epstein-Barr virus in a case of aggressive retinochoroiditis. Eye 2013 doi: 10.1038/eye.2013.66
5. Moragas-Garrido M, Goudie C, Schmoll C, Madill S, Farrall A, Davenport R. Seizure, dysphasia, blindness and amnesia; what’s the connection? Pract Neurol 2013;0:1-4 doi:10.1136/practneurol-2012-000440
6. Theodoropoulou S, Schmoll C, Templeton K, Dhillon Bal. Atypical Toxoplasmic Retinochoroiditis. BMJ Case Reports 2012 May. pii: bcr1220115419. doi: 10.1136/bcr.12.2011.5419
7. Schmoll C, Tendo C, Aspinall P, Dhillon B. Reaction time as a measure of enhanced blue-light mediated cognitive function following cataract surgery. Br J Ophthalmol 2011 Dec;95(12):1656-9
8. Schmoll C, Lascaratos G, Dhillon B, Skene D, Riha R. The role of retinal regulation of sleep in health and disease. Sleep Med Rev 2011 Apr;15(2):107-13
9. Schmoll C, Hegde V, Bennett H, Singh J. Spontaneous resolution of a rhegmatogenous retinal detachment following normal labour and childbirth. Retinal Cases and Brief Reports 2012 Winter;6(1):1-3
10. Schmoll C, Devlin H, Foster P. Uveal effusion syndrome as a complication of cyclodiode therapy in nanophthalmos glaucoma. Eye 2011 July;25:963-964
11. Schmoll C, MacRae M, Mulvihill A, Murray R, Cunningham S, McKenzie K. Tuberculous dacryoadenitis in a Scottish teenager. Br J Ophthalmol 2009 Feb;93(2):137-8, 274
12. Mitry D, Schmoll C, Hegde V, Borooah S, Singh J, Bennett H. Use of pegaptanib in the treatment of idiopathic retinal vasculitis. Eye 2008;22:1449-1450
13. Mitry D, Schmoll C, Hegde V, Borooah S, Singh J, Bennett H. Reply to Patel and Larkin. Eye.
14. Walkden A, Schmoll C, Wright M. Changing the post cataract surgery review pathway – is patient safety compromised? Eyenews. Accepted October 2014
15. Schmoll, C. The crystalline lens, cataract and circadian rhythm. Refractive Eyecare. 2012 Jan;16(1):15-17
- MBChB University of Pretoria 2000
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2014
- MRCSEd Diploma Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh 2005
Reference number 6062435
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists RCOphth 2014
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Medical Council UK (Full, specialist registration with a licence to practise - Ophthalmology), 2015
- Spire Shawfair Park Hospital, 10 Easter...
- 09:00 - 11:30
- 0131 654 5600
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Contact via Shawfair park Reception on:
0131 654 5601
0131 654 5600