Mr Dan Lindfield

Mr Dan Lindfield

Consultant Ophthalmologist


"Spire Clare Park's new ophthalmic suite is custom designed and state of the art. We have assembled the latest surgical devices and lens options to provide safe, excellent and bespoke cataract surgery."

I am a multi-award-winning consultant ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon in Guildford and Farnham who specialises in cataracts and glaucoma. I offer bespoke premium cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange at Spire Clare Park including monofocal, toric, multifocal, trifocal and extended depth of focus (EDOF) intraocular lenses (IOLs). I have 15 years of experience in ophthalmic surgery and have been twice ranked amongst the worlds top 100 surgeons.

To date I have performed over 10,000 cataract procedures and 5,000 laser eye procedures. My patient feedback (Google, NHS Choices, Doctify, Doctoralia, TopDoctors) all average > 4.8 out of 5.0 in all domains.

I have an extensive portfolio of research and academic work which is published in leading peer-reviewed journals. My research and surgical achievements have won many prizes, both nationally and internationally.

Notably, I was twice ranked amongst the world’s best ophthalmologists, both in 2018 and 2017. I won a national patient safety award (Health Service Journal, HSJ) in 2021.

I have a keen passion for education and have extensively published in ophthalmic surgery techniques and teaching tools. I am also employed by Health Education England as Training Programme Director and responsible for eye surgery training across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Dan Lindfield at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Conventional surgery for glaucoma (trabeculectomy, tube shunt surgery)
  • Iridoplasty (YAG PI)
  • Laser trabeculoplasty (SLT)
  • Medical glaucoma monitoring and treatment
  • MIGS stents
  • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) – including iStent®, OMNI viscocanaloplasty, trabeculotomy, ELiOS ELT
  • Refractive lens exchange
  • Refractive cataract surgery
  • Toric intraocular lens implants (IOL): Multifocal IOL, TriFocal IOL, Depth of focus IOL, Premium IOL

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Glaucoma treatment

  • Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (JCRS)
  • Eye Journal of Glaucoma (JoG)
  • British Journal of Ophthalmology

I have published more than 36 peer reviewed articles / clinical papers. A full and up to date list can be found at PubMed.

Media Coverage

Mr Lindfield's trifocal cataract surgery for ultra endurance athlete
April 2021

Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford

I live in Farnham with my wife and two children. I am an avid cyclist and can often be spotted around the lanes of Surrey and Hampshire. I have a passion for food, wine and coffee.... not many people know but I even have a qualification in Latte Art (pouring patterns/pictures with the milk in coffee). I recently conquered my fears for a 10,000 foot sky dive to raise money for St Luke's Cancer Centre, Guildford.

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