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Professor Robert Scott is a consultant ophthalmologist with subspecialist clinical interests in cataract surgery, retinal disease and ocular trauma. He qualified from St Thomas’ Hospital in London in 1987 and specialised in ophthalmology at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. He attained dual Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1993. He served for 26 years in the Royal Air Force and as the lead military consultant ophthalmologist at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham for 15 years where he served during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. During this time, he has served as the Royal Air Force and Defence Medical Services Consultant Adviser in Ophthalmology and was deployed on active duty for a number of missions. His work with artificial vision for the war-blinded was featured on the acclaimed BBC documentary ‘Frontline Medicine’.
His Doctorate in Medicine was from the University of Nottingham and he is widely published in the scientific press, authoring around 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers. He is a co-inventor of the Cell Penetrating Peptide and has worked to develop its use as a platform to deliver new generation medicines to the eye.
He was honoured to be elected as President of the Midland Ophthalmological Society in 2008, appointed as the Defence Medical Services and Royal College of Ophthalmologists Professor of Ophthalmology in 2012, then honorary Professor of Ophthalmology by the University of Birmingham in 2014. He was named as a Times newspaper top UK surgeon for all specialties in 2011 and awarded the Lady Cade Medal for research by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2014.
On retiring from the RAF, he served as medical director for Moorfields Eye Hospital in Dubai, where he helped build a new eye hospital in Abu Dhabi. He returned to the UK as Medical Director of SpaMedica Ltd and has recently left to develop his private practice. He remains as an honorary Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Birmingham, where he continues his translational research into anti-scarring and cell penetrating peptide molecules.
Areas of interest
Corneal surgery / disease; Vitreoretinal surgery; Cataract surgery; Eye - external disorders; Glaucoma; Refractive surgery (eyes); Retinal disease / surgery; Medical retina; Retinal detachment; Macular hole; Aviation ophthalmology; Medicolegal work
Translational research into anti-scarring molecules including the matrikine hrDecorin
Golf - enthusiast
Walking - especially enjoy Shropshire
Flying light aircraft
Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Defence Medical Services Professor of Ophthalmology 2011
Honorary Professor of Ophthalmology University of Birmingham 2014
Times newspaper 'Top UK Surgeon' 2011
Royal College of Surgeons of England, Lady Cade Medal for meritorious research 2014
Professor Scott has published extensively on ocular trauma, cataract and refractive surgery and retinal surgery with over 100 articles published in the peer reviewed scientific press. He has written 8 book chapters on Ophthalmology, Aviation Medicine and Eye trauma.
Courses offered to GPs
Advanced cataract and lens surgery
Age related macular degeneration
Flashes and floaters
Diabetes and the eye
Ocular war injury
The red eye
Managing chronic ophthalmic disease in primary care
Reference number 3195853
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Association
Royal Society of Medicine
British and Eire Vitreoretinal Society
European Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Midland Ophthalmological Society
Association for Research in Vision and Optics
European Association for Vision and Eye Research
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
0121 440 2323
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: scottr387