- Not Fee assured
- Awaiting verification
- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Optegra Eye Hospital Manchester, Optegra Eye Hospital London .
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.
- Surgical retinal
Niall Patton MB ChB, MD, FRCOphth is a Consultant Ophthamologist, Cataract and Vitreoretinal Surgeon at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. He is also Director of the Manchester Vitreoretinal Fellowship Program for International Ophthalmologists from around the world who visit Manchester Royal Eye Hospital to gain high level surgical and clinical expertise in the management of retinal disease. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Manchester in 1996. He completed his ophthalmic surgical training at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh. In addition, he has undertaken four years of specialist Vitreoretinal surgical fellowship training at the Lions Eye Institute, Western Australia, Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh, Tennant Eye Institute, Glasgow and Moorfield's Eye Hospital, London. He was appointed as a Consultant at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in 2008. He continually audits his own practice to maintain the highest standards of medical and surgical care.
His surgical expertise encompasses all aspects of vitreoretinal surgery and he is at the forefront of the latest micro-incisional vitreoretinal techniques such as 23G, 25G and 27G Pars Plana Vitrectomy. In addition, he combines micro-incisional cataract surgery as a routine where necessary in conjunction with vitreoretinal surgery. He has particular expertise in macular hole surgery, retinal detachment surgery, epiretinal membrane surgery, diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration and an international reputation in the successful treatment of floaters.
Procedures undertaken by Mr Patton:
Micro Incision Cataract Surgery including femto-second Laser and Complex Cataract Surgery
Surgical Vitrectomy (23G, 25G and 27G)
Retinal assessment for flashing lights and floaters
Surgical Vitrectomy for Floaters
Retinal detachment surgery
Vitrectomy for diabetic eye disease
Vitrectomy for Epiretinal Membrane Peel
Vitrectomy for Macular Hole surgery (without Posturing)
Intravitreal injections for wet age-related macular degeneration
Intravitreal injections for diabetic macular oedema (including Ozurdex and Iluvien implants)
Intravitreal injections for Retinal Vein Occlusions (including Ozurdex)
Intravitreal ocriplasmin (Jetrea) injection for VMA and small macular holes
Medical Management of Diabetic retinopathy (including injections and retinal laser treatment)
Areas of interest
Retinal disease / surgery; Cataract surgery; Glaucoma; Posterior vitreous detachment; Floaters; Retinal detachment; Macular Hole; Epiretinal Membrane;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Cataract and VitreoRetinal Surgeon, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and Fellowship Director, Manchester Vitreoretinal Fellowship Program
Vascular Retinal Image Analysis, Retinal detachment, Cataract combined with retinal surgery
(Additional) Languages spoken
“Retinal Vascular Image Analysis in Teleophthalmology”:
N Patton, TM Aslam. In Teleophthalmology, Editors: Kanagasingham Yogesan, Sajeesh Kumar, Leonard Goldschmidt, Jorge Cuadros. Publishers: Springer, Verlag, Dec’ 2005.
Peer-reviewed Publications (53 in total):
Courses offered to GPs
Happy to organise talks to primary care Optometrists and GPs
- MB ChB University of Manchester 1996
- MD University of Manchester 2006
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2006
Reference number 4303051
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Section Editor Eye Journal 2012
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.