Miss Theresa Richardson: Ophthalmology
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Miss Theresa Richardson

Ophthalmology

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  • Cataract Full Pathway provider

    I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at BMI Shirley Oaks 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.

Overview

Specialises in

  • Medical
  • Surgical

About me

I first trained in Psychology at the University of London, and later qualified with an honors degree in Medicine from the Royal Free Hospital, London. I went on to receive my specialist ophthalmology training at Moor Fields Eye Hospital, in the North Thames rotation from 1992-2001. Following on from this, I obtained a fellowship in retina conditions, at the Moorfields Eye Hospital and was appointment a consultant eye surgeon at Croydon University Hospital shortly after, in 2002.
I began a new Consultant position in 2014 appointed as medical retina and cataract trainer at Imperial Health care Trust
The Western Eye Hospital and Charing Cross .
I am presently the Lead for Eye Casualty for West London dealing with all acute cases of eye emergencies .
I have achieved a number of clinical excellence awards for my work in the NHS .
I enjoy teaching cataract surgery which is very challenging . I have performed over 25 thousand cataracts my audited results show a complication rate of less than 0.04 percent national average is 4 percent .
I have performed in addition thousand of lasers for retina and glaucoma and for capsular opacity.

Over 26 years of training and Continous professional development I have probably come across most pathologies however being the lead of an extremely busy casualty means that I am always kept on my toes !

Aided by my degree in Psychology, I am aware of the different emotions patients needing surgery and other treatments for eye conditions may experience. My knowledge of psychology enables me to provide a tailored treatment plan with the correct support for each patient. I am now very accustomed to treating anxious patients who need surgery or laser. My aim is to provide each patient with as much clear and relevant, patient-friendly information as possible for their condition.

Areas of interest

Cataract; Medical retina; Glaucoma; Oculoplastics; Diabetic retinopathy; YAG laser; Botox for blepharospasm; Age related macular degeneration; Uveitis; chalazion;dry eye

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Procedures completed

  • X3800

    Ophthalmic local anaesthetic injection administered by operator - (1-5)

    Western Eye Hospital (1-5)

  • C8650

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

    Western Eye Hospital (1-5)

  • C7923

    Intravitreal injection of pharmaceutical for neovascular age related macular degeneration - (1-5)

    BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital (1-5)

  • C7122

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

  • C1210

    Excision of lesion of eyelid - (1-5)

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