- Fee assured
- Awaiting verification
- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at BMI Southend Hospital, Spire Hartswood Hospital, Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital, Spire Wellesley 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.
I am an experienced Ophthalmic Surgeon with over 20 years as a Consultant in both the NHS and private sector. I have expertise in modern cataract surgery and have performed around 10,000 procedures including refractive lens exchange surgeries. I am fellowship trained in glaucoma at Moorfield's Eye Hospital and have a great deal of clinical and surgical experience in this sub-specialty including all aspects of laser and surgical treatments and the most up to date glaucoma stenting procedures..
Areas of interest
Cataract surgery, multifocal and toric lenses for spectacle independence and correction of astigmatism; Glaucoma; Glaucoma surgery and laser treatments; Minor lid problems; Dry eye and Blepharitis; General ophthalmology, Xen glaucoma drainage implant; CyPass glaucoma drainage stent.
- Vikki Ford
- Spire Wellesley Hospital Eastern Avenue Southend-On-Sea SS2 4XH
- 07933 920633
- 01702 585229
Anaesthetists worked with
- Partners of Essex Anaesthetic Plexus Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Glaucoma lead at Southend University Hospital (from November 2014)
Barking Havering And Redbridge NHS Trust 1996 - 2014
Laser and Surgical aspects of glaucoma management, Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries (MIGS)
Cooking, travel. Golf
Numerous publications in peer reviewed journals.
Book chapter - Oxford Textbook of Ophthalmology
Courses offered to GPs
Always happy to talk to GPs or Optometrists on any aspect of ophthalmic care
0% post op infection rate in last 20 years
Very low complication rates in cataract surgery - for example Posterior Capsule Tear rate of 0.2% compared to published rates of around 2%.
Audited results of glaucoma surgical outcomes as good as best peer reviewed published data with over 90% success rate at 1 year.
- MB BS St Bartholomew's Hospital, London 1985
- Diploma Of Ophthalmology Royal College of Surgeons 1988
- Doctor of Medicine (MD) London University 1996
- FRCS Royal College Of Surgeons, Glasgow 1989
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 1992
- Fellowship training in Glaucoma Moorfields Eye Hospital 1995
Reference number 3071388
Details of entry to specialist register
- Ophthalmology, 1996
- BMI Private Hospital SouthendFairfax...
- 17:00 - 20:00
- 01702 608908
- Holly House Hospital High Road BUCKHURST HILL...
- 14:00 - 17:00
- 020 8505 3311
- Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital Shenfield...
- 13:30 - 17:00
- 01277 695695
- Spire Hartswood Hospital Eagle Way Great...
- 09:00 - 12:00
- 01277 266766
- Spire Wellesley Hospital Eastern Avenue...
- 18:00 - 21:00
- 01702 462944
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
patients can always contact me through the hospital at which they are treated (and the number will be given to them on discharge) or through my secretary