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Mr Martin Leyland

Mr Martin Leyland

Consultant Ophthalmologist
BSc (HONs) MB ChB (Hons) MD FRCOphth

Practising at

Spire Dunedin Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Martin Leyland at Spire include:

Ophthalmology

Other treatments

  • Corneal transplant surgery
  • Corneal collagen cross-linking for keratoconus
  • Pterygium and pingeculum removal
  • Management of external eye disease including dry eye and blepharitis

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Professional profile

Martin Leyland is 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. He also runs 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.

He is particularly interested in the visual outcomes of cataract surgery and has researched the use of mutlifocal and intra-ocular lenses following cataract surgery; In 2003 he was awarded his MD on the use of multifocal intraocular lenses.

He has introduced lamellar corneal transplant surgery to the region, carrying out Descemet’s stripping (DSEK) and Descemet’s membrane (DMEK) keratoplasty, deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), as well as penetrating keratoplasty and revision corneal transplantation. He is a teaching member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Microsurgical Skills Faculty, and runs the DSEK corneal transplant training for the College.

He is a Consultant Clinical Supervisor of ophthalmology doctors in post-graduate training within the Oxford Deanery, and offers advanced subspecialty training in cataract and corneal disease.

His undergraduate study was at Manchester University, where he 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 he gained experience in all the major ophthalmic subspecialties, culminating in sub-specialist training in conreal, cataract and external eye disease.


Clinical Interests


Cataract surgery, including micro-incision, standard, toric and multifocal lenses, corneal inflammation and infection, corneal dystrophy and keratoconus. Dry eye, blepharitis and allergic eye disease.

Private contact details

Telephone 0118 955 3454
Private secretary Ingrid Brill
Private secretary telephone 0118 955 3454
Private secretary fax 0118 955 3478
Private secretary email dunedinmedsecleyland@spirehealthcare.com
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Cochrane Collaboration (Eyes and Vision Group)
British Medical Association

Professional leadership

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)

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Trust, Reading

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Newbury District Hospital, Newbury

Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist, Oxford Eye Hospital, Oxford

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