Mr Nicholas Hickley

Consultant Ophthalmologist

MBChB, FRCOphth

"Spire Cheshire has fantastic staff and modern comfortable facilities. There is a very supportive atmosphere committed to providing the best patient care."


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I am a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Countess of Chester Hospital where I am the clinical lead for the emergency eye service and co-lead for Oculoplastic surgery. I have been training and working in Ophthalmology for 10 years and am an expert in cataract surgery and cosmetic eyelid surgery.

To date I have performed over 1,500 cataract operations and over 1,500 oculoplastic procedures in my NHS and private practice.

My first area of specialist interest and expertise is Oculoplastic and Cosmetic eyelid surgery. I have specific interest in upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty (removal of eyebags), ptosis (droopy eyelid) correction, ectropion/entropion correction (outward and in-rolled eyelids), and eyelid lumps/cancer removal followed by eyelid reconstruction.

My second area of specialist interest and expertise is precision Cataract surgery. I offer monofocal, extended depth of focus and toric intraocular lenses. I have a one-stop diagnostic clinic in Tarporley where I perform all the necessary eye measurements and can recommend the best options to suit you and your lifestyle.

My third area of specialist interest and expertise is Lacrimal surgery. Lacrimal surgery is for patients who have blocked tear ducts and hence suffer from persistent watery eyes. I perform both endonasal (scar-free) and external dacryocystorhinostomy or 'DCR' for short (tear-duct bypass surgery).

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Nicholas Hickley at Spire include:

Cosmetic surgery

Ophthalmology

Other treatments

  • Cataract surgery
  • Cosmetic eyelid surgery
  • Oculoplastic surgery
  • Watery eye treatment and surgery

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Additional information

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

MBChB / University of Leeds / 2009
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBChB is a degree given to doctors after completing medical school.


Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College Ophthalmologists

Member of British Oculoplastic Surgical Society (BOPSS)


Professional leadership

I am the Ophthalmology Clinical lead for emergency eye care and the co-lead for Oculoplastics at the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant Opthalmologist, the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust

I am married with three children aged 5, 2 and 3 months. I love to spend my free time with my family at home or up in the Lake District. I enjoy keeping fit and playing golf and when I get a chance I love painting oils. I also enjoy travel and photography and whenever the opportunity arises, I try to explore new cultures, cuisines and languages with my family.

Website https://eyecorrectioncentre.co.uk/
Private secretary Kay Dorman
Private secretary telephone 07598697977
Private secretary email secretary.ukwest@eyecorrectioncentre.co.uk