My place of work is Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire and my main interests are cataract surgery and diabetic retinopathy (including the use of early vitrectomy to control retinopathy). I also carry out corneal transplants and do a fair amount of Paediatric ophthalmology.
I work with ORBIS the flying eye hospital and have visited and worked in a number of countries with them including Burma, The Philippines, India, Pakistan and China.
I have a long-standing interest in teaching and training of ophthalmic microsurgery and developed a course for this in 1991. This later was largely adopted by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists for their basic microsurgical training skills course which I initially ran as chairman of the Microsurgical skills sub-committee.
I am married to Alison who is a consultant in A&E medicine and we have four lovely children (I would say that wouldn't I!)
My main hobby outside work is photography and my main ambition is still to be an astronaut (but I still have my appendix so I can't!!)