Mr Michael J Tappin 03495962



  • Fee assured
  • Cataract Full Pathway provider

    I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Nuffield Health Woking Hospital, Mount Alvernia 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.


Specialises in

  • Medical
  • Refractive surgery
  • Surgical

About me

Mr Michael Tappin’s main surgical interests include cornea, cataract, anterior segment, refractive laser and lens surgery. He trained at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London before undertaking fellowships in corneal and refractive surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Australia.

He is also a founding member and director of LaserVision, a specialist eye clinic offering the complete range of eye treatments to suit patients’ needs. All surgeons at LaserVision use the most advanced cutting-edge technology in the UK and are at the forefront of developing new techniques.

Mr Tappin offers the full range of vision correction procedures as well as laser cataract surgery, a minimally invasive procedure performed using a newly developed state-of-the-art laser which eliminates the use of a blade. He also performs the new Sulcoflex DUET Lens Exchange – an adjustable solution to correct vision at all distance and the first to offer lifelong reversibility.

In 2005 he became the first surgeon in the UK to perform an endothelial cell transplantation now known as DMEK. The pioneering technique is a less invasive surgery to treat fuchs dystrophy and endothelial cell failure. He also recently published a new surgical technique for the treatment of pterygium.

Areas of interest

Cataract Surgery; Complex Cataract Surgery, including patients with other conditions such as Fuch's dystrophy; Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery; Laser Eye Surgery; Implantable Contact Lens; Corneal Surgery; Laser Refractive Surgery; Lens Replacement; Piggyback IOLs; LASIK; LASEK; Presbyopia treatments; KAMRA Inlay; Blended Vision; Keratoconus treatments including Topography Guided Laser Treatment; Crosslinking; INTACs; Ferrara Rings; Complex Contact Lens; Pterygium Surgery; Corneal Grafts; Corneal Transplant (DMEK, Ultra-Thin DSAEK, DALK, PK); Corneal Infections; Dry Eye; Corneal Dystrophies; Glaucoma; Anterior Segment Disease

Medical secretaries

  • The Medical Secretary, Laservision Ltd
  • Nuffield Health Woking Hospital Shores Road Woking GU21 4BY

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