Consultant Profile

Mrs Vicky Laidlaw

Mrs Vicky Laidlaw BSc Orthoptics (1994), MSc Clinical Education certificate (1998)
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh
  • Allied Health Professionals
    • Orthoptist
Special clinical interests:


Current NHS and /or university posts:

Senior Orthoptist, St John's Hospital, Livingston

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

Registration with Health Professions Council

British and Irish Orthoptic Society

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2560
Thursday morning clinics on first Thursday of every month
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I am a Senior Orthoptist based at St John's Hospital Eye Department. For the past four years I have led the West Lothian Orthoptic department. Prior to this I was based at the Eye Pavilion in Edinburgh for 10 years, where I was actively involved in the clinical education of undergraduate orthoptic students. Post qualification I spent two years in the Norwich Orthoptic Eye Department.

As an Allied Health Professional, I carry out a regular programme of continued professional development to comply with guidelines laid out by the Health Professions Council (HPC).

Orthoptists specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of defective vision related to squints and lazy eyes in children. I am also skilled at the diagnosis and treatment of double vision in adults, due to abnormal eye movements arising from disease or injury. Orthoptists work closely with Consultant Opthalmologists and have the facility to provide HESS chart documentation of eye movements, particularly relevant in adults and orbital injuries.

I provide an orthoptic service at Spire Murrayfield Hospital, with access to this service available via referral from Consultant Opthalmologists.

Personal profile:

I have lived in Linlithgow, West Lothian, for the past 12 years. I am married with two children, ages nine and six.

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