Consultant Profile

Mr Ben Burton

Mr Ben Burton MA(Cantab) MBBS MRCP FRCOphth
Practicing at:
Spire Norwich Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Diabetic eye disease
    • Macular degeneration
    • Neuro-ophthalmology
    • Retinal disease
Special clinical interests:

Cataract surgery
Treatment of age related macular degeneration
Diabetic retinopathy
Retinal vein occlusion 

Research interests:

I have recruited over 400 patients into research studies and i continue to be involved in trials of new treatments for age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion. I have built an ophthalmology research team and I am currently interested in screening techniques to allow early detection of retinal diseases before permanent damage is done.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Honorary Senior Lecturer University of East Anglia
Clinical Director of Research and Development
Consultant Ophthalmologist, James Paget University Hospital 

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

Royal College of Ophthalmologists
UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
American Academy of Ophthalmologists 

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01603 255 574
Private secretary telephone number:
01493 453 054
Personal email address:
Thursday morning and Tuesday evening
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I specialise in cataract surgery and treatment of retinal diseases. I studied at Cambridge University before training at the world-famous Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Cataract surgery is one of the most reliable and highly successful operations. I have been performing cataract surgery for more than 15 years and have a very low rate of complications.

There are a variety of options to discuss depending on whether your priority is to be free of glasses or to minimise the risk of post-operative visual problems like glare and halos.

As well as offering cataract surgery I have extensive experience of treating retinal problems such as wet age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusions. I have been involved in numerous research trials using the newest drugs available to treat these conditions giving me early access to some of the most up to date information available in what is a rapidly changing field.

My reputation is built on excellent visual outcomes putting safety first resulting in extremely high patient satisfaction.

If safety, a successful track record, and excellent clinical outcomes are important to you, then please ask your GP or optician to refer you to my clinic. If this is not possible please ring my secretary directly on 07500 168 279. As well as clinics at Spire Norwich Hospital I can see patients in Beccles, Southwold or Gorleston if this is more convenient to you.

Personal profile:

I enjoy travel, garden design and military history and raise money to help ophthalmology research in Norfolk.

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Mr Ben Burton

Mr Ben Burton Ophthalmology Consultant, Norwich, private hospital specialist.

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