Mr Andrew Waldock

Consultant Ophthalmologist

BMedSci (Hons), BM BS, MD, FRCOphth

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At Spire Harpenden Hospital, Mr Waldock offers a comprehensive ophthalmic service including the treatment of cataract, glaucoma and corneal/external eye disease.

He has undertaken the majority of his ophthalmic training at Bristol Eye Hospital. Having completed his general ophthalmic training, he obtained sub-specialty skills through fellowships in Glaucoma and Corneal/Ocular Surface Disease.

Mr Waldock trained at Nottingham University Medical School where he obtained both a BMedSci (Hons) degree and his medical degree.

Mr Waldock has complemented his clinical training by obtaining a post-graduate doctorate on the evaluation of digital imaging instruments used in the early detection of glaucoma. He has also published on many aspects of the early diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, as well as on corneal transplants and ophthalmic surgical instruments.

He became a consultant at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital in 2001 and provides a general ophthalmic service including cataract surgery, as well as sub-specialist clinics in glaucoma and corneal/external eye disease.

Mr Waldock has a keen interest in the education and training of future ophthalmic surgeons and is currently the Training Programme Director for Ophthalmology in the East of England Deanery, as well as being a trainer on the Microsurgical Skills course at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Andrew Waldock at Spire include:


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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Corneal and external eye disease
Glaucoma treatment

Special Clinical Interests: Small incision phacoemulsification cataract surgery. Glaucoma, glaucoma filtration surgery, selective laser trabeculoplasty and cyclodiode laser treatment. Corneal and pterygium surgery. Ocular surface diseases, including contact lens related disorders.

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCO)

Member of Surgical Skills Faculty, RCO

Member of UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Member of UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

International Member of American Academy of Ophthalmologists

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust.

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Harpenden Memorial Hospital.

Mr Andrew Waldock is a director and medical adviser to the family business involved in the design and manufacture of ophthalmic surgical instrumentation.

Mr Waldock's main passion outside medicine is gardening, as well as having four children and retaining an interest in many sports including hockey, swimming, cycling and skiing.

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