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Dr Mark Wright

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:

Ophthalmology

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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 (1,479 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

Ophthalmology
Cataract surgery

Special Clinical Interest: Oculoplastic surgery (non cosmetic).

Private contact details

Telephone 0131 316 2530
Email mark.wright22@btinternet.com
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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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