Dr Mark Wright

Dr Mark Wright

Consultant Ophthalmologist

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 - Shawfair: Wednesday 1pm-4.30pm.

I perform over 400 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 four years (1479 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 over the past four years is 0.7% (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
Corneal and external eye disease
Diabetic eye disease
Oculoplastic surgery

Small incision cataract surgery. Oculoplastic surgery.

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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