Consultant Profile

Mr Andrew Waldock

Mr Andrew Waldock BMedSci (Hons), BM BS, MD, FRCOphth
Practicing at:
Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Corneal and external eye disease
    • Glaucoma treatment
Special clinical interests:

Small incision phacoemulsification cataract surgery.
Glaucoma, glaucoma filtration surgery, selective laser trabeculoplasty and cyclodiode laser treatment.  Corneal and pterygium surgery.
Ocular surface diseases, including contact lens related disorders.

Research interests:

Imaging techniques used for detection and management of glaucoma.
Evaluation of therapeutic agents involved in the management of glaucoma.
Ophthalmic surgical instrumentation.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Harpenden Memorial Hospital

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCO)
Member of Surgical Skills Faculty, RCO
Member of UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Member of European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
International Member of American Academy of Ophthalmologists

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0800 585 112
Private secretary:
Evelyn  Smith
Private secretary telephone number:
01582 714448
Private secretary fax:
01582 714496
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Out-patient clinics held on Tuesday afternoons
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr. Waldock trained at Nottingham University Medical School where he obtained both a BMedSci (Hons) degree and his medical degree.

He has undertaken the majority of his ophthalmic training at Bristol Eye Hospital. Having completed his general ophthalmic training, he obtained sub-specialty skills through fellowships in Glaucoma and Corneal / Ocular Surface Disease.

Mr Waldock has complemented his clinical training by obtaining a post-graduate doctorate (MD) on the evaluation of digital imaging instruments used in the early detection of glaucoma. He has also published on many aspects of the early diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, as well as on corneal transplantation and ophthalmic surgical instrumentation.

He became a Consultant at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital in 2001 and provides a general ophthalmic service including cataract surgery, as well as sub-specialist clinics in glaucoma and corneal / external eye disease.

Mr Waldock has a keen interest in the education and training of future Ophthalmic surgeons and is currently the Training Programme Director for Ophthalmology in the East of England Deanery, as well as being a trainer on the Microsurgical Skills Course at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
At Spire Harpenden Hospital, Mr Waldock offers a comprehensive ophthalmic service including the treatment of cataract, glaucoma and conreal/external eye disease.

Personal profile:

Mr Andrew Waldock is a director and medical adviser to the family business involved in the design and manufacture of ophthalmic surgical instrumentation.

Mr Waldock's main passion outside medicine is gardening, as well as having four children and retaining an interest in many sports including hockey, swimming, cycling and skiing.

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Mr Andrew Waldock

Mr Andrew Waldock Ophthalmology Consultant, Harpenden, Herts, private hospital specialist.

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