Consultant Profile

Dr Andrew Tatham

Dr Andrew Tatham MBChB, FRCOphth, FRCSEd, FEBO
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Glaucoma treatment
Special clinical interests:

Medical, laser and surgical treatment of cataracts and glaucoma
Cataracts: Advanced lens technology cataract surgery
- Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT)
- Trabeculectomy
- Glaucoma drainage device surgery
- Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery
- Angle closure glaucoma

Research interests:

Dr Tatham is up to date with the latest research and has over 50 publications in major journals including Ophthalmology and the British and American Journals of Ophthalmology. Specialist interests include Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging to detect glaucoma at the earliest stages and minimally invasive surgical techniques. Dr Tatham’s glaucoma research has won best paper awards from the UK and Eire Glaucoma Society and The Scottish Ophthalmological Club. He has been invited to lecture at international meetings including the World Glaucoma Congress, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), European Glaucoma Society (EGS) and the Chinese Ophthalmological Society, and is an examiner for the European Board of Ophthalmologists.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

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

Fellow Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Fellow Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
Fellow European Board of Ophthalmologists
Member American Glaucoma Society
Member UK and Eire Glaucoma Society

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Shawfair: Tuesday evenings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Tatham is consultant cataract and glaucoma surgeon at Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion,Edinburgh and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology at University of Edinburgh. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh,and the European Board of Ophthalmologists, achieving the highest score in Europe in his board exam. Dr Tatham’s clinical expertise is in glaucoma and cataract surgery. Following specialist training in London and the USA he is experienced in new "safe-surgery" glaucoma surgery techniques.These techniques can be used to minimise the risks of surgery and achieve the best outcomes.

Personal profile:

Dr Tatham lives in Edinburgh. In his spare time he enjoys playing tennis, exploring the beaches of East Lothian and making the most of his Scottish Heritage membership.

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Dr Andrew Tatham

Dr Andrew Tatham Ophthalmology Consultant, Edinburgh, private hospital specialist.

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