Dr Mark Wright

Consultant Ophthalmologist
MB ChB, FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth

Practising at

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Mark Wright at Spire include:


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Professional profile

Availability - Spire Shawfair: Wednesday 2pm-4.30pm.

I perform over 300 small incision phaco-emulsification (modern small incision) cataract surgeries annually with over 99% as a day case. My cataract outcomes are as follows; over the past three years (1,173 consecutive cases), 96% of my patients saw 6/12 or better postoperatively (comparative figure is 91% from the national cataract audit). My capsular rupture rate, the most commonly sited measurement of surgical dexterity was 0.6% (1.9% national cataract audit).

I co-lead the oculoplastic (eyelid and socket) service for Lothian.

Audit of surgical outcomes forms the backbone of revalidation, I was the inaugural audit secretary for the British Oculoplastic Surgical Society. I have a keen interest in teaching and has, for the past 10 years, run the undergraduate ophthalmology course at Edinburgh University.

Clinical Interests

Cataract surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Oculoplastic surgery (non cosmetic)

Private contact details

Telephone 0131 316 2530
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
Scottish Ophthalmology Club
British Oculoplastic Surgical Society
Royal College of Ophthalmologists

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust, Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh
Consultant Ophthalmologist, West Lothian NHS Trust, St John's Hospital, Livingston
Honorary Part-time Senior Lecturer, Edinburgh University

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