Mrs Vicky Laidlaw

Senior Orthoptist

BSc Orthoptics, MSc Clinical Education Certificate


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I am a Senior Orthoptist based at St John's Hospital Eye Department. For the past four years I have led the West Lothian Orthoptic department. Prior to this I was based at the Eye Pavilion in Edinburgh for 10 years, where I was actively involved in the clinical education of undergraduate orthoptic students. Post qualification I spent two years in the Norwich Orthoptic Eye Department.

As an Allied Health Professional, I carry out a regular programme of continued professional development to comply with guidelines laid out by the Health Professions Council (HPC). Orthoptists specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of defective vision related to squints and lazy eyes in children. I am also skilled at the diagnosis and treatment of double vision in adults, due to abnormal eye movements arising from disease or injury.

Orthoptists work closely with Consultant Ophthalmologists and have the facility to provide HESS chart documentation of eye movements, particularly relevant in adults and orbital injuries.

I provide an orthoptic service at Spire Murrayfield Hospital, with access to this service available via referral from Consultant Ophthalmologists.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Orthotics

Special Clinical Interests: Orthoptics

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Registration with Health Professions Council

British and Irish Orthoptic Society

Current NHS posts

Senior Orthoptist, St John's Hospital, Livingston

Personal profile

I have lived in Linlithgow, West Lothian, for the past 12 years. I am married with two children.

Contact information

Telephone 0131 334 0363