Mr Mark Costen


BSc, MB BS, FRCOphth

Specialises in

  • Cataract surgery
  • Retinal detachment
  • Retinal disease
  • Vitreoretinal surgery

Having obtained my medical degree at the London Hospital Medical College in Whitechapel in 1993, I spent some time as a senior house officer in accident and emergency and neurosurgery, before starting my ophthalmology training in Sutton, Surrey.

I worked for two years at Aberdeen University Hospital, gaining valuable experience in the management of diabetic retinopathy and inflammatory eye disease. I started my registrar training in 1999, spending time in eye units in Bournemouth, Portsmouth and finally Southampton, where I gained significant experience in general ophthalmology and cataract surgery.


I began sub-speciality training in vitreoretinal surgery at Southampton, I began a 10 month fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and gained further experience in the management of complex vitreoretinal conditions. I was appointed as consultant at Hull and East Yorkshire Eye Hospital in March 2005.

I published several research papers on screening for diabetic retinopathy and anaesthesia for vitreoretinal surgery.


General Medical Council Number: C4019323

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Mark Costen at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Cataract surgery
  • Macular disease
  • Retinal detachment surgery
  • Retinal disease
  • Vitreoretinal surgery

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Diabetic eye disease
Retinal disease

My clinical interests include the management of retinal detachments, advanced diabetic eye disease and macular holes.

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

I am married and I have three children. We moved to the Beverley area, and being keen walkers, have fallen in love with the countryside in the Northeast. My two sons are taking a growing interest in Hull City FC. In the village we have found plenty to get involved in as well as taking an active part in the local church. I also enjoy photography and golf.

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