Consultant Profile

Mr Jonathan Ross

Mr Jonathan Ross MBChB MRCSEd FRCOphth
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals and Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Lacrimal disorders
    • Refractive surgery
Special clinical interests:

Advanced lens technology cataract surgery
Drops only (no injections) cataract surgery
Refractive clear lens exchange surgery
Surgery to see without glasses

New clinical interests:

  • Multifocal, trifocal, accommodative, toric and standard lens surgery
  • Advanced cataract surgery
  • Refractive lens exchange vision correction for long and short sighted people wearing spectacles and contact lenses
  • Laser eye surgery vision correction (LASIK, LASEK, PRK, EpiLASEK) 
  • Complete glaucoma 'preventative care' programme
  • Full range of eyelid surgery (functional and cosmetic)
Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Borders General Hospital

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

Fellow, Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Member, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Member, Scottish Ophthalmological Club
Member, British Association of Cosmetic Doctors

Financial interests/shares:

Mr Ross is a shareholder of Laservision Scotland Ltd which owns 100% of a wavelight excimer laser used at the Hospital.

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Private secretary telephone number:
0131 202 9113 (24/7 access to Mr Ross for patients who have concerns or queries following surgery)
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Shawfair: Thursday evening and Friday evening
Background Information 
Professional profile:
  • Scotland's only hospital based service offering a full range of vision correction and cataract solutions
  • For cataract patients; multifocal and trifocal lens surgery, toric implants, accommodative lenses and standard (NHS) lens surgery
  • For vision correction patients; multifocal, trifocal, toric, accommodative and standard lens exchange, LASIK, PRK LASEK and EpiLASEK laser eye surgery
  • For previous NHS cataract patients who want better vision without glasses; Sulcoflex piggy back multifocals, top up laser eye surgery
  • Poor vision from corneal scarring; excimer laser corneal reshaping (photo therapeutic keratectomy)
  • Collagen crosslinking for keratoconus patients
  • Glaucoma patients; complete 'preventative care' programme
  • Complete range of functional and cosmetic eye lid surgery
  • Edinburgh and Lothian temporal artery biopsy service
  • All treatment is offered with a full full range of anaesthetic options with 'drops only plus intravenous sedation' being the recommended option for most procedures
Personal profile:

Originally from Balerno on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Mr Ross completed his schooling in Chiswick and Richmond, west London.

Since his Glasgow University days he has lived, worked and studied in Scotland, England, Wales, Africa, India, Pakistan and New Zealand. During his surgical training he was Chairman of the Royal College Ophthalmic Trainees Group and ophthalmic representative of the Association of the Medical Royal Colleges.

In his spare time he enjoys art and photography. He now lives in the Scottish Borders with his wife and four young children and is Managing Director of Eye and Face Clinic Ltd.

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Mr Jonathan Ross

Mr Jonathan J Ross Ophthalmology Consultant, private hospital specialist.

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