Mr Aidan Murray

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRCOpth

Specialises in

  • Cataract surgery
  • Dry or watery eyes
  • Drooping upper eyelids (ptosis)
  • Reconstructive and cosmetic lid surgery (blepharoplasty)

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I have been a Consultant Ophthalmologist for over 16 years and am an expert in Oculoplastic, Orbital and Lacrimal Surgery. Prior to taking up my consultant post, I carried out Fellowships with world-renowned experts in cosmetic and oculoplastic surgery, first in Southampton and Salisbury Hospitals, and then at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

I specialise in oculoplastic surgery with specific interests in cosmetic surgery (including Blepharoplasty), eyelid malposition (ptosis, entropion, ectropion), Lacrimal (watery eye) disorders, periocular tumour excision and reconstruction, thyroid eye disease, orbital tumours and socket surgery (including evisceration and orbital implants).

In my NHS and private practice, I have at least three operating lists per week, during which I operate on Oculoplastic/Orbital and lacrimal surgical cases. Additionally, I have at least one cataract surgery operating list. Audits of my practice reveal high success rates and low complication rates of surgery.

I am Clinical Lead for Oculoplastic, Orbital and Lacrimal Surgery at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre (BMEC). I chair the departmental Medical Advisory Committee at BMEC.

I have a strong training record in both Oculoplastic surgery and Cataract surgery.

I am also a senior examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.


General Medical Council Number: C3556511

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Aidan Murray at Spire include:


Cosmetic surgery

Other treatments

I also offer surgery for:

  • chalazions
  • droopy eyelids (ptosis)
  • enlropion/ectropion
  • ingrowing eyelashes
  • orbital┬átumours
  • watery eyes

Surgery for blind/painful/unsightly eyes/pocket surgery

  • penocular lid lesions
  • thyroid eye disease

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Cataract surgery
Corneal and external eye disease
Cosmetic surgery
Glaucoma treatment
Lacrimal disorders
Oculoplastic surgery

Special clinical interests: I am also interested in the reconstruction of Mohs micrographic surgery defects, the watering eye including endoscopic DCR/Lester Jones tubes, eyelid and eyebrow surgery following facial palsy, socket re-constructive surgery including hydroxyapatite (coral) implants, orbital tumours, orbital decompression surgery, thyroid eye disease, eyelid and orbital reconstruction following trauma, as well as eyelid/periocular tumour surgery, entropian/ectropian surgery, ptosis surgery (droopy upper eyelids) and cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).

Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / The Royal London Hospital Medical College / 1991
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Founder Member of the British Oculoplastic Surgeons Society

Founder of the Midland Oculoplastic Surgeons Society

Treasurer of the Midland Ophthalmological Society

Council Member of the British Ophthalmic Anaesthesia Society

Member of the Medical Protection Society

Member of the British Medical Association

Professional leadership

Lead Clinician for Oculoplastic surgery at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and at the Birmingham and Midland Eye centre
Council Member of the British Ophthalmic Anaesthesia Association
Treasurer for the Midland Ophthalmological Society

Current NHS posts

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Lead Clinician for Oculoplastic surgery at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and The Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre.

Personal profile

I am married with four daughters. I enjoy walking in the countryside and have a passion for swimming and sailing.

Contact information

Telephone 0121 580 7119