- Fee assured
- Verified this account
- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Circle Reading 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.
- Oculoplastic surgery
- Surgical lacrimal
My undergraduate training took place at Cambridge University and St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, qualifying in 1989. Higher training in internal medicine led to the award of Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1993.
Training in ophthalmology commenced in 1993 with a first post at the Prince Charles Eye Unit, Windsor. Extensive experience in further training posts for each of the sub-divisions within ophthalmology led to the award of Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 1996 and full specialist accreditation in 2001.
I have also undertaken two advanced higher specialist training programmes in oculoplastic surgery at both Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham and Moorfield's Eye Hospital, London, and am a founder member of the British Oculoplastic Surgeons Society.
In 2002 I was appointed NHS Consultant Ophthalmologist and hold posts at both the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading and the Prince Charles Eye Unit, Windsor.
My ophthalmic practice is based at the Circle Hospital, Reading, Princess Margaret Hospital, Windsor and the Spire Thames Valley Hospital, Wexham to provide a Berkshire-wide service that includes:
Cataract surgery: micro-incision, sutureless phacoemulsification-technique surgery using state-of-the-art equipment. Day case, no-needle, local anaesthesia surgery for faster recovery.
Eyelid, oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery: all aspects of eyelid disorders; specialist cosmetic eyelid surgery; tear duct problems causing watering.
General ophthalmology: for example, diagnosis and management of adult glaucoma, or examination of an uncomfortable or painful eye, a change in eyesight or a change in the appearance of the eye where the underlying cause is unclear and needs looking into.
Areas of interest
Cataract surgery: micro-incision, sutureless phacoemulsification-technique surgery using state-of-the-art equipment. Day case, no-needle, local anaesthesia surgery for faster recovery ~ Eyelid, oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery: all aspects of eyelid disorders; specialist cosmetic eyelid surgery; tear duct problems causing watering, orbital diseases ~ General ophthalmology: for example, diagnosis and management of adult glaucoma, or examination of an uncomfortable or painful eye, a change in eyesight or a change in the appearance of the eye where the underlying cause is unclear and needs looking into.
- Ms Julie Twitchen
- BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital Osborne Road Windsor SL4 3SJ
- 01753 863834
- Susanna Morys
- BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital Osborne Road WINDSOR SL4 3SJ
- 01753 841567
- 01753 841567
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Rex Woolf Not Fee Assured
- Dr Manish Bhardwaj Fee Assured
- Berkshire Private Anaesthesia Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading and Prince Charles Eye Unit, King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor
Refractive outcomes of cataract surgery
Investigation and treatments for watering eyes
Reference number 3409396
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Member of the Royal College of Physicians
British Oculoplastic Surgeons Society
British academy of cosmetic practitioners (BACP)
United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
General Medical Council
Medical Defence Union
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