Professor Robert Scott 03195853

Edgbaston Eye Consultants



  • Fee assured
  • Cataract Full Pathway provider

    I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Edgbaston Eye Consultants .

    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.


Specialises in

  • Medical
  • Refractive surgery
  • Surgical
  • Surgical retinal


  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

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 was the lead military consultant ophthalmologist at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham for 15 years. He served during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and managed the majority of eye cases from these conflicts. 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 the inventor of the Cell Penetrating Peptide and is developing its use as a platform to deliver new generation medicines. He is also developing new treatments for keratoconus, proliferative vitreoretinopathy and optic nerve gliomas. He remains an honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham.

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 leaving the RAF, he served as Medical Director for Moorfields Eye Hospital in Dubai, where he led the service to profitability for the first time and built a new clinic in Abu Dhabi. He returned to the UK in 2017 as Medical Director of SpaMedica Ltd the cataract provider company helping its expansion from 4 to 14 units, until 2018 when he left to set up his own clinic, Edgbaston Eye Consultants in Birmingham. He is now working in private practice between there and Harley Street in London.

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

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Procedures completed

  • C7122

    Ultrasound phacoemulsification of cataract, with lens implant - unilateral (including topical or local anaesthetic) - (1-5)

    Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth (1-5)

  • C8650

    Fluorescein angiography of eye (including ocular photography) - (1-5)

    Edgbaston Eye Consultants (1-5)

  • 20365

    Follow-up out-patient consultation - remote - (1-5)

  • C6110

    Laser trabeculoplasty (including topical or local anaesthetic) - bilateral - (1-5)

    25 Harley Street (1-5)

  • C7341

    Yag laser photodisruption of posterior capsule of lens (including laser capsulotomy) - bilateral - (1-5)

    Edgbaston Eye Consultants (1-5)

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