Dr Mark Wright

Consultant Ophthalmologist

MB ChB, FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth

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I perform over 300 small incision phacoemulsification (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).

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


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Clinical interests

Cataract surgery

Special clinical interests: Oculoplastic surgery (non cosmetic).

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

Scottish Ophthalmology Club

British Oculoplastic Surgical Society

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Research and publications

Audit of surgical performance.

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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