Mr Craig Burnett

Ophthalmologist

BSc (1st Hons), MBBS (London), FRCOphth


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Having finished my Basic Surgical Training in Bristol and then my Higher Surgical Training in Cambridge I obtained my Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Ophthalmology and gained entry in the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council. I subsequently completed a sub-specialist Fellowship in glaucoma and received the International Glaucoma Association Research Award in 2005/06. My MD thesis, entitled 'Neuroprotection in Glaucoma', was registered in 2006/07. During my surgical electives from 1994 to 1997 I was pleased to gain experience at the University of North Carolina (USA), the Republic of China (Taipei), and East Africa (Kenya).

I was appointed by the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust as a consultant in ophthalmology with a special interest in glaucoma. I am in charge of providing a tertiary referral Glaucoma Service for the Region of East Yorkshire. I enjoy teaching and lecturing medical students, opticians, other doctors and glaucoma experts.

I like to stay at the forefront of medicine and surgery by keeping an active interest in research and developments and attending, as well as presenting at international conferences.

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Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Craig Burnett at Spire include:

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Clinical interests

Cataract surgery
Glaucoma treatment
Ophthalmology
Refractive surgery

Special clinical interests: Glaucoma and cataract specialist: Comprehensive glaucoma management (diagnostics, medical treatment, surgical interventions, and laser modalities - including selective laser trabeculoplasty), micro-incision refractive cataract surgery (especially in glaucoma patients).

Current NHS posts

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Personal profile

I am happily married with two wonderful children. I like to keep active and enjoy walking (mainly in the Peak District and in Scotland), skiing, diving, and playing water polo. I love to travel to foreign places and enjoy good wine and exotic foods. I have a passion for music, especially alternative blues rock music.

Financial interests

Mr Burnett is one of the Directors of Clearview Partners Ltd that own 100% of a light amplification device used at the Hospital for the laser trabeculoplasty service. The hospital rents this device from Mr Burnett at a cost of £400 per month. Clearview Partners Ltd also own 100% of a Iridex Cyclo G6 Glaucoma Laser Platform which is used for cyclophotocoagulation and an E-Eye which is an intense pulsed light used to treat dry eye.

Contact information

Telephone 01482 672 444
Private secretary Rebecca Mouatt and Jill Shann
Private secretary telephone 01482 660272