Mr Gerald Naylor
MB ChB, FRCS(ED), FRCOPHTH
I have been a consultant ophthalmologist for 24 years, after undertaking most of my ophthalmic training at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Hospital. I am happy to see patients with the whole range of general ophthalmology problems but have a particular interest in cataract surgery, paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus (squints).
I undertake more than 750 cataract operations per year, the vast majority (99%) under topical (non-injection anaesthetic). Indeed that has been my practice for 20 years.
I also undertake YAG laser capsulotomy for posterior capsular opacification post cataract surgery.
I have been clinical director and head of the ophthalmology department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital for 10 years - and helped develop the cataract service - overseen the introduction of the macular service and expanded the paediatric ophthalmology service.
Spire Fylde Coast Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MB ChB / Leeds University / 1981
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Degree given at the end of 5 years undergraduate training, qualifying as a doctor
Head of Ophthalmic Department (Clinical Director) at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHSFT
Past Chair Medical Advisory Committee at Spire Fylde Coast Hospital
As a 'sand grown'un' I was delighted to have the opportunity to return to Blackpool following my training and am honoured to be able to serve my home town, both as a doctor and through membership of Rotary International.
I enjoy travelling and now that our three children have flown the nest, I hope to spend more time out on the Cumbrian Fells. I enjoy watching football although despite being a Blackpool FC season ticket holder for more than 20 years, my Saturday afternoons are currently a football free zone.