Mr Paul Chell is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon and clinical director (1999-) of ophthalmology at Worcestershire Acute NHS Trust since his appointment in 1997. He trained in Birmingham and London and was previously senior clinical fellow in cataract, refractive and corneal surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital.
Mr Chell’s positions of office include:
- President of the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (UKISCRS) (2008-2010)
- President of the Midland Ophthalmological Society (2006-2007)
- Treasurer of the Midland Ophthalmological Society (1999-2004)
- Founding Editor and Editor-in-chief Refractive Eye News (2001-2004)
- National clinical lead for NHS elect at the DoH (2002-2004)
- Trustee of the Worcester Eye Unit Trust Fund
He is a scientific reviewer for several international journals and has a long history of research and lecturing, both at home and abroad, in cataract and refractive surgery. He has written extensively, including book chapters and scientific papers, on cataract and refractive surgery, and has given over 100 invited lectures. He is the author of anti-astigmatic cataract incisional software and lectures widely on the subject.
Mr Chell specialises in surgery and disorders of the anterior (front) segment of the eye. His special interests are cataract surgery and anterior segment reconstruction, custom intraocular lenses (IOLS) and IOL exchange, the refractive aspects of cataract surgery, disorders of the anterior segment of the eye, as well as corneal transplantation (DSEK, DALK and PKP).
Cataract, Astigmatism, Cornea, Transplantation, anterior segment disorders, intraocular lenses