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- Accredited Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer the Full Pathway cataract surgery package for Bupa customers ...more
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Pinehill 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 lacrimal
Mr Michael Toma is a general ophthalmologist with a special interest in small incision phacoemulsification refractive cataract surgery, cornea, lid and ocular surface disease, medical retina disease and lacrimal disorders. He has extensive experience in cataract surgery having performed over 12,000 procedures to date utilizing standard lens implants as well as a full range of premium lens implants to achieve minimal spectacle dependence. He also has expertise in the management of retinal diseases, including age related macula degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusions having set up and managed the intravitreal therapy service in his NHS base. Management of retinal disease involves full evaluation with modern as well as established diagnostic techniques including Ocular Coherence Tomography(OCT), Fluorescein angiograph (FFA) and Indocyanine Green Angiography (ICG). Mr. Toma offers treatment with the full range of Intravitreal injections including Lucentis , Eylea, Ozurdex and Iluvien. Mr. Toma also specializes in the treatment of lid disease e.g. blepharitis and chronic Meibomian disease as well as watery eyes. Mr. Toma in conjunction with his ENT colleague is the only ophthalmic surgeon in Hertfordshire offering Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy for tear duct obstruction utilizing a telescopic approach through the nose which leaves no external skin scars and which can be performed under local anaesthesia/sedation and both sides operated on at the same time
Mr Toma graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1983. He was trained on the North London Deanery rotation for Ophthalmology and served a Fellowship in Corneal and External eye disease at Moorfields Eye Hospital.
He was appointed as Consultant Ophthalmologist at the East and North Herts NHS Trust in 1997. He has been the Clinical Director for his NHS department since 2009.
Areas of interest
General ophthalmology; external eye disorders; glaucoma; lacrimal disorders; watery eyes; punctoplasty; dacryoplasty; dacryocystorhinostomy; small incision phacoemulsification refractive cataract surgery; premium multifocal and toric implants; diabetes; diabetic retinopathy; corneal surgery / disease; excision of pterygium; strabismus ('squint'); medical retina; age related macula degeneration; retinal vein occlusions; dry eyes; blepharitis; chronic Meibomian gland disease;
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmologist, East and North Herts NHS Trust
Lister Hospital, Stevenage
New QE II Hospital, Welwyn Garden City
Golf, Flying model aircraft, Music and food
Courses offered to GPs
Participate in regular talks at Pinehill Hospital, Hitchin and Spire Bushey Hospital
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 1990
- Fellowship in Corneal & External Eye Disease Moorfields Eye Hospital 1996
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Honorary Clinical Lecturer University of Hertfordshire 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- Michael Toma, 1996
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
British Medical Association
General Medical Council
- Lister Treatment Centre, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 4AB
- 17:30 - 18:30
- 020 8364 9494
- New QE II, Howlands, WELWYN GARDEN CITYAL7 4HQ
- 08:30 - 13:30
- 020 8364 9494
- Pinehill Hospital, Benslow Lane HITCHINSG4 9QZ
- 09:00 - 13:00
- 01462 422822
- Spire Bushey Hospital, Heathbourne RoadBushey...
- 14:30 - 17:30
- 020 8950 9090
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