Consultant Profile

Dr Mark Wright

Dr Mark Wright MB ChB, FRCS(Ed)
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals and Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Oculoplastic surgery
Special clinical interests:

Small incision cataract surgery
Oculoplastic surgery

Research interests:

Audit of surgical performance

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust, Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh
Consultant Ophthalmologist, West Lothian NHS Trust, St John's Hospital, Livingston
Honorary Part-time Senior Lecturer, Edinburgh University

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

Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
British Oculoplastic Surgical Society
Scottish Ophthalmology Club

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Personal email address:
Shawfair: Wednesday 1pm-4.30pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Mark Wright performs over 400 small incision phaco-emulsification (modern small incision) cataract surgeries annually with over 99% as a day case. His cataract outcomes are as follows; over the past 4 years (1479 consecutive cases), 96% of my patients saw 6/12 or better postoperatively (comparative figure is 91% from the national cataract audit). His capsular rupture rate, the most commonly sited measurement of surgical dexterity over the past four years is 0.7% (1.9% national cataract audit).I co-lead the oculoplastic (eyelid and socket) service for Lothian.

Audit of surgical outcomes forms the backbone of revalidation, he was the inaugural audit secretary for the British Oculoplastic Surgical Society. Dr Wright has a keen interest in teaching and has, for the past 10 years, run the undergraduate ophthalmology course at Edinburgh University. 

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Dr Mark Wright

Dr Mark Wright Ophthalmology Consultant, private hospital specialist.

Patient testimonial

I wish to thank Dr Wright for the bi-lateral ptosis procedure he carried out on me in October last year. I am pleased to say that since then I no longer experience the degradation of my sight during the day when using my reading glasses which has made a huge difference in my everyday life. My thanks also to the staff at the Murrayfield Hospital for the friendly and helpfull treatment I received during my short stay.
Donald, Edinburgh

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