Mr Michael Briggs
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
MBChB (University of Glasgow), FRCS (Ed, Ophth)
I am a member of The Liverpool Eye Clinic based at the Penny Lane Clinic, Spire Liverpool Hospital. I have expertise in acute (emergency) ophthalmology, general ophthalmology, minor eyelid surgery and the medical treatment of retinal disease. This includes injections (Lucentis or Avastin) into the eye for the wet type of age related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. I also treat for retinal vein occlusion either by injections (Lucentis or Avastin) or steroid implant (Ozurdex) and also laser treatment to the back of the eye.
My practice at Spire Liverpool Hospital reflects my practice at St Paul's Eye Unit where my biggest commitment is to the emergency / new patient clinic at St Paul's (Primary Care Clinic). As a consequence I am used to dealing with patients who present with a wide variety of symptoms. I undertake treatment of those diseases which are within my expertise and refer on to a colleague with the necessary specialist expertise if necessary, for example, those that require retinal surgery.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Michael Briggs at Spire include:
MBChB / University of Glasgow / 1986
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Treatment of macular oedema secondary to retinal vein occlusion with ant-VEGF agents and steroid implant (Ozurdex).
I am married to a doctor and we have four children, the eldest of whom is also now training to be a doctor. Our home is in Crosby, Liverpool.
Outside of medicine and my family my interests are predominantly of a sporting nature, I take part in triathlons, marathons and other shorter distance road races. I also play golf regularly and occasionally tennis or squash.