Mr J Dominic Heath

Consultant Ophthalmologist

MBBS, MRCP, FRCOphth


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My practice includes all aspects of ophthalmology though I have a particular interest in childhood eye disorders, squint surgery and small incision day case cataract surgery. I have been a consultant ophthalmologist since 1998 and took up my present post at Brighton and Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust in 2008.

I specialise in Paediatric Ophthalmology, Squint and Neuro-ophthalmology. My surgical practice involves cataract surgery in infants, children and adults and I perform 400 operations per year, the vast majority in adults. Squint surgery in children and adults. Excision of lid lumps including dermoid cysts and chalazia. Probing and syringing of tears ducts in infants. My capsular rupture and endophthalmitis incidence/rate has been 0% in the 20 years I have been operating at Spire.

I trained at St Bartholomew's Hospital qualifying in 1987. I then underwent postgraduate training at St Mary's University College, The Royal Free, The National Hospital for Neurology and Moorfields Hospitals. I am a member of The Royal College of Physicians and a Fellow of The Royal College of Ophthalmology.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr J Dominic Heath at Spire include:

Ophthalmology

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Clinical interests

Cataract surgery
Neuro-ophthalmology
Paediatric ophthalmology
Squint surgery

Current NHS posts

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Brighton and Sussex University Hospital

Personal profile

I have been a consultant since 1998. I am married with four children and live in St Albans.

Contact information

Telephone 01582 763 191
Private secretary Chee Kheng
Private secretary telephone 01727 262 888
Private secretary email heath.private.secretary@gmail.com