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- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Western Eye Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital, King Edward VII's Hospital Sister Agnes .
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.
Veronica Ferguson studied Medicine at Guy’s Hospital, London University after leaving Woldingham School.
In 1996 I was appointed Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (the first academic health and science centre in the UK).
In 2018 I was appointed to the post of Surgeon Oculist to HM The Queen, having been Surgeon Oculist to Her Majesty’s Household since 2002
I see patients with emergency problems as well as routine referrals and patients with specific problems due to cataract, optic nerve problems, glaucoma, strabismus, double vision and neurological eye problems and carry out eye surgery every week at Imperial College NHS Trust.
Private patients have surgery at King Edward VII's Hospital, Beaumont Street, W1G 6AA and at Lindo Eyes, the private healthcare wing of the Western Eye Hospital. I carry out about 800 operations a year. This is predominantly cataract surgery with some adult strabismus surgery and botulinum toxin squint treatments.
I give some of my spare time as a Consulting Ophthalmologist to Blind Veteran’s UK and St Luke’s Charity for the clergy.
Areas of interest
Cataract; surgery; premium implants; optic nerve; squint; strabismus; double vision; botulinum toxin treatments; emergency eye disorders;
- Catherine Read
- King Edward Vii Hospital For Officers Ophthalmology Centre 5-10 Beaumont Street London W1G 6AA
- 020 7487 2838
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Catherine A Greville Not Fee Assured
- Dr David Wynne Lloyd Davies Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Charing Cross Hospital & Western Eye Hospital
Senior Lecturer Imperial College, London
Recent research work on cataract, double vision, glaucoma screening; multiple sclerosis, optic nerve
Bees, horses, garden, skiing
1: Moosajee M, Ferguson V. Response to Aslankurt et al. re: "Safety Profile of
Stromal Hydration of Clear Corneal Incisions with Cefuroxime in the Mouse Model".
J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2017
2: Moosajee M, Tracey-White D, Harbottle RP, Ferguson V. Safety Profile of
Stromal Hydration of Clear Corneal Incisions with Cefuroxime in the Mouse Model.
J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2016
3: Robert MP, Bonci F, Pandit A, Ferguson V, Nachev P. The scotogenic contact
lens: a novel device for treating binocular diplopia. Br J Ophthalmol. 2015
4: Mathew RG, Ferguson V, Hingorani M. Clinical negligence in ophthalmology:
fifteen years of national health service litigation authority data.
5: Tay E, Mengher L, Lin XY, Ferguson V. The impact of off the visual axis
retinoscopy on objective central refractive measurement in adult clinical
practice: a prospective, randomized clinical study. Eye (Lond). 2011
6: Ng J, Kashani S, Qureshi K, Ferguson V. Intraocular pressure measurement and
goldmann calibration. An eye opening review of practice in United Kingdom. Eye
7: Zaidi FH, Gregory-Evans K, Acheson JF, Ferguson V. Familial Bell's palsy in
females: a phenotype with a predilection for eyelids and lacrimal gland. Orbit.
8: Fong K, Ferguson V. Surgical performance for specialties undertaking temporal
artery biopsies: who should perform them? Br J Ophthalmol. 2003
9: Muhtaseb M, Ferguson V, Nigar E. Maxillary antral adenoid cystic carcinoma: an
unusual presentation. Eye (Lond). 2001
10: Ajitsaria R, Dale R, Ferguson V, Mayou S, Cavanagh N. Psoriasis, psoriatic
arthropathy and relapsing orbital myositis. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2001
11: Ionides AC, Tuft SJ, Ferguson VM, Matheson MM, Hykin PG. Corneal infiltration
after recurrent corneal epithelial erosion. Br J Ophthalmol. 1997
12: Wykes WN, Pyott AA, Ferguson VG. Detection of diabetic retinopathy by
scanning laser ophthalmoscopy. Eye (Lond). 1994
13: Ferguson VM, Kyle PM. Orbital plexiform neurofibroma. Br J Ophthalmol. 1993
14: Ferguson VM, Spalton DJ. Quantification of the ocular response to treatment
in posterior uveitis. Acta Ophthalmol (Copenh). 1992
15: Ferguson VM, Spalton DJ. Continued breakdown of the blood aqueous barrier
following cataract surgery. Br J Ophthalmol. 1992
16: Ferguson VM, Spalton DJ. Recovery of the blood-aqueous barrier after cataract
surgery. Br J Ophthalmol. 1991
Courses offered to GPs
topics on request, eg:
Fields and Optic nerve
Swollen optic discs
Emergency eye problems
Loss of vision
Thyroid eye disease
Cataract surgery and strabismus surgery 500 procedures from October 2017 to October 2018. Re-admission 0.2%. No infections. No mortality.
Statistics are on the Royal College Ophthalmologists rolling national audit, information collected on a continuous basis
Reference number 2839563
Affiliations / memberships
LVO FRCS FRCOphth
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Dr Veronica Ferguson on 07930533511