Mr Daniel Morris
BSc (Hons), MBChB, MFSEM (UK), FRCSEd (Ophth.)
I joined the Cardiff eye unit at the Heath hospital in 2009 after a fellowship at the prestigious Vancouver orbital clinic where I learned many new techniques including endonasal lacrimal surgery.
After qualifying from St Andrews and Manchester in 1999, I undertook my ophthalmology training in Glasgow and Newcastle. I am a competent cataract surgeon and am also happy treating all common eyelid complaints such as ptosis, ectropion, entropion, eyelid bags and blepharospasm. I see many patients with dry and watery eyes and also more complex orbital problems, especially those with thyroid eye disease.
I am passionate about world blindness, running an eye project with the Samburu people in Kenya. I am also an international authority on high altitude eye problems and sporting eye injuries, having published and lectured widely in this area; I collected the highest ever eye data on Mount Everest.
My research achievements have led to a number of awards including the Keeler scholarship, the Lachlan McNeill scholarship, the Pfizer ophthalmology medal for Scotland and a Royal Society of Medicine travel award. I am on a wilderness medical training faculty, currently leading a national ocular trauma study and I am part of international research into both thyroid eye disease and endonasal lacrimal surgery.
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK)
International Society of Mountain Medicine
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Consultant Ophthalmologist (Oculoplastics), Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
I was brought up in Shrewsbury and now live in Cardiff with my wife and two young daughters. My spare time is spent with my family exploring the Welsh countryside; I am also a qualified ski instructor and a keen mountaineer.