Mr Martin Leyland
BSc (HONs) MB ChB (Hons) MD FRCOphth
I am the senior corneal/anterior segment specialist in the region, with corneal and external eye disease clinics and operating lists at The Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading and the Oxford Eye Hospital. I also run a dedicated cataract surgery operating list, using micro-incision techniques and topical anaesthesia (eye-drops only) at West Berkshire Community Hospital, Newbury, as well as general ophthalmology clinics in Newbury and Wallingford.
I am particularly interested in the visual outcomes of cataract surgery and have researched the use of mutlifocal and intra-ocular lenses following cataract surgery. In 2003 I was awarded my MD on the use of multifocal intraocular lenses.
I introduced lamellar corneal transplant surgery to the region, carrying out Descemet’s stripping (DSEK) and Descemet’s membrane keratoplasty (DMEK partial thickness graft), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), as well as penetrating keratoplasty (full-thickness graft) and revision corneal transplantation. I am a teaching member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Microsurgical Skills Faculty, and run the DSEK corneal transplant training for the College.
I am a Consultant Clinical Supervisor of ophthalmology doctors in postgraduate training within the Oxford Deanery and offer advanced subspecialty training in cataract and corneal disease. I was appointed as Corneal Transplant surgeon to the Royal Berkshire Hospital in 2001 and the Oxford Eye Hospital in 2003. I use donor material sourced from NHS Blood and Transplant to ensure the highest quality of material and audited outcomes.
My undergraduate study was at Manchester University, where I received the award for the highest academic marks over six years of study. Higher surgical training was completed at The Western Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, where I gained experience in all the major ophthalmic subspecialties, culminating in sub-specialist training in conreal, cataract and external eye disease.
Surgery can be carried out under local anaesthetic or general anaesthetic, supported by experienced consultant anaesthetists and a highly skilled ophthalmic nursing team.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Martin Leyland at Spire include:
Spire Dunedin Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Cochrane Collaboration (Eyes and Vision Group)
British Medical Association
Current Regional Representative on Council of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Member of Microsurgical Skills Faculty of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Previous Clinical Director of Ophthalmology Directorate (Royal Berkshire Foundation NHS Trust)
Previous Clinical Lead of Eye Department (Royal Berkshire Hospital)
Previous College Tutor (Eye Department Royal Berkshire Hospital)
Cataract surgery: control of astigmatism and multi-focal intraocular lenses.
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Trust, Reading
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Newbury District Hospital, Newbury
Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist, Oxford Eye Hospital, Oxford