Mr Laurence Whitefield



  • Fee assured
  • Cataract Full Pathway provider

    I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth, BMI The Blackheath 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.


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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020

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  • Medical
  • Surgical

About me

Mr Laurence Whitefield is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon working in the NHS and in Private Practice. His NHS appointment is with The Royal Free London Hospital NHS Trust, previously consultant at Kings College Hospital NHS Trust. He works in Private Practice at The Hospital of St Johns and St Elizabeth and The Blackheath Hospital.

His interest in Cataract Surgery started from early in his training and was involved with modern phacoemulsification techniques when first introduced into the UK in the early 90s. He maintains an interest in teaching surgeons in training and runs both basic and advanced cataract surgery courses every year. He sits on Alcon’s Refractive Cataract Surgery committee.

Mr Laurence Whitefield also has an interest in retinal disease and has a large retinal practice looking after patients with age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other retinal diseases.

Areas of interest

Cataract surgery - bespoke approach employing aspheric, toric and multifocal lens implants to achieve the best post operative vision;
Retinal diseases, including age related macula degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions and other retinal problems;
Intraocular injections, Lucentis, Avastin, Ozurdex
Lumps bumps and cysts around the eyelids;

Medical secretaries

  • Paula Maytum
  • BMI The Blackheath Hospital 40-42 Lee Terrace Blackheath LONDON SE3 9UD
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