Consultant Profile

Dr Alan Mulvihill

Dr Alan Mulvihill FRCSI, FRCSEd
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals and Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Paediatric ophthalmology
Special clinical interests:

Dr Mulvihill sees children (from age 0 upwards) with squint and other paediatric eye problems. He also sees adults with squint / double vision problems and performs squint surgery in patients of all ages. 

Research interests:

Teratogens and the eyes
Coats disease
Non accidental injury

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust, Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh

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

American Association for Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Personal email address:
Shawfair: Wednesday 9.30 to 11.30am
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Mulvihill is a fully trained ophthalmic surgeon. He completed fellowships in paediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at Moorfields Eye Hospital (London) and the Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto, Canada).

He performs both paediatric and adult strabismus (squint) surgery including adjustable sutures. Dr Mulvihill is also trained in the use of botulinum toxin for the assessment and treatment of double vision and for the treatment of dystonias such as blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm.

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