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- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Spire Liverpool 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.
Mr. Beare is a Consultant Ophthalmologist with a special interest in disease of the retina including AMD, diabetes and inflammatory diseases. His special surgical interest is in cataract surgery.
Mr. Beare is a Consultant at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital where is the lead clinician for the treatment of macular degeneration (including age-related macular degeneration, AMD). His private practice is in the Liverpool Eye Clinic within Spire Hospital Liverpool.
He has extensive experience in the assessment of ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ AMD, and in the treatment of wet AMD and other macular conditions with injectable medicines such as Eylea, Lucentis, Avastin and Ozurdex. He was a member of the NICE Committee for AMD Clinical Guidelines which issued guidance in 2018..
He is a leading specialist in how medical conditions affect the eye including diabetes and inflammatory conditions (uveitis). His medical retina practice also includes purely ocular diseases such as central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR or CSR) and retinal toxicity.
He is an expert cataract surgeon with excellent patient satisfaction. He also provides a general ophthalmology service, including glaucoma, lid disease and dry eyes. He strives to ensure patients have an understanding of their condition and treatment options.
Mr. Beare qualified from Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities. He undertook specialist training in Ophthalmology at Bristol Eye Hospital and St Paul’s Eye Unit, Liverpool. In addition he worked in Malawi for 3 years culminating in a thesis on Malarial Retinopathy, for which he was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) by the University of Liverpool.
He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the University of Liverpool. He continues research on malaria, and is also involved in international trials of new treatments for AMD, uveitis (inflammation of the eye) and diabetic eye disease. He has written numerous scientific papers, as well as the ophthalmology section in two medical textbooks on tropical diseases.
Areas of interest
Retinal disease including intra-vitreal treatments (lucentis, avastin, ozurdex, eylea); Diabetic eye disease; Retinal vein occlusion;
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) treatment;
Dry eye treatment;
Current NHS consultant posts held
St Paul's Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Dept Eye and Vision Science, University of Liverpool
Diabetic Eye Disease
Inflammatory eye disease (uveitis)
Mr Beare lives in south Liverpool with his wife and three children. He enjoys cycling and running and getting out into the countryside with the family. He is an enthusiatic member of the Rock Choir.
Sir William Lister Award, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, 1999.
Iris Award, BERF & RCOphth, 2004.
Foulds Trophy, Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress, 2007.
NHS Clinical Excellence Award
(Additional) Languages spoken
Yadav S, Parry D, Beare NAV, Pearce IA. Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy: a common type of neovascular age-related macular degeneration in Caucasians. Br 2017 Mar 7. pii: bjophthalmol-2016-310074. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2016-310074. [Epub ahead of print]
Burgess PI, Harding SP, García-Fiñana M, Beare NA, Msukwa G, Allain TJ. First Prospective Cohort Study of Diabetic Retinopathy from Sub-Saharan Africa: High Incidence and Progression of Retinopathy and Relationship to Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection. Ophthalmology. 2016 Sep;123(9):1919-25.
Burgess PI, MacCormick IJC, Harding SP, Bastawrous A, Beare NAV, Garner P. Epidemiology of diabetic retinopathy and maculopathy in Africa: a systematic review. Diabetic Medicine. 2012 Jul 21.[Epub ahead of print] DOI: 10.1111/j.1464-5491.2012.03756.x
Reeves G, Beare NAV, Kumar N, Pearce IA. Use of Staurenghi lens angiography in the management of posterior uveitis. Acta Ophthalmologica. 2013;91(1):48-51.
2013 - 2016
Readmission rate 0.25%
Post-operative infection rate 0%
- MA Cambridge University 1991
- MB ChB Edinburgh University 1994
- Fellow Royal College of Ophthalmologists 1998
- MD University of Liverpool 2006
Reference number 4121545
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Continued Professional Development Coordinator Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2013
- AMD Clinical Guidelines Committee Member NICE 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- Nicholas Beare, 2006
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
North of England Ophthalmology Society
Medical Ophthalmological Society
Yorkshire Retina Society
International Uveitis Study Group
- Spire Liverpool Hospital
- 16:30 - 19:30
- 0151 522 1859
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
Myself through Spire Hospital Liverpool 0151 7337123