Consultant Profile

Mr Mark Costen

Mr Mark Costen BSc, MB BS, FRCOphth
Practicing at:
Spire Hesslewood Clinic and Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital, Spire Lowfields Clinic
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
Special clinical interests:
Diabetes, Macular holes, Retinal detachments
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Hull & East Yorkshire NHS Hospitals Trust
Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Hospitals Trust
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
British Medical Association
American Academy of Ophthalmology
British and Eire Vitreoretinal Society
Christian Medical Fellowship
British Medical Association
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons.
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01482 672444
Private secretary telephone number:
01482 628 201
Wed 6pm - 7pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:
Having obtained my medical degree at the London Hospital Medical College in Whitechapel in 1993, I spent some time as a senior house officer in accident and emergency and neurosurgery, before starting my ophthalmology training in Sutton, Surrey. I worked for 2 years at Aberdeen University Hospital, gaining valuable experience in the management of diabetic retinopathy and inflammatory eye disease.

I started my registrar training in 1999, spending time in eye units in Bournemouth, Portsmouth and finally Southampton, where I gained significant experience in general ophthalmology and cataract surgery. I published several research papers on screening for diabetic retinopathy and anaesthesia for vitreoretinal surgery. I began sub-speciality training in vitreoretinal surgery at Southampton, I began a 10 month fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and gained further experience in the management of complex vitreoretinal conditions.

I was appointed as consultant at Hull and East Yorkshire Eye Hospital in March 2005. My clinical interests include the management of retinal detachments, advanced diabetic eye disease and macular holes.
Personal profile:
I am married and I have three children aged 10, 6 and 4 years. We moved to the Beverley area, and being keen walkers, have fallen in love with the countryside in the Northeast. My two sons are taking a growing interest in Hull City FC. In the village we have found plenty to get involved in as well as taking an active part in the local church. I also enjoy photography and more recently, have started practising my golf swing!

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Mr Mark Costen

Mr Mark Costen Ophthalmology Consultant, Hull, East Yorkshire, private hospital specialist.

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