Mr James Myerscough

Mr James Myerscough

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

BM, MSc, FRCOphth

I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in complex cataract surgery and corneal transplantation. I trained across different centres in the UK, before completing a fellowship in cornea and laser assisted cataract surgery at Cambridge University NHS Hospital.

I am passionate about further improving visual outcomes for my patients, and I moved to Italy to learn ‘first-hand’ cutting edge techniques in one of the most prestigious surgical centres in the world under the mentorship of the global pioneer; Professor Massimo Busin. I have integrated these techniques into my UK practice to benefit local patients.

My comprehensive training and experience underpins the bespoke service I am able to offer my patients, and I have a particular interest in reducing spectacle dependence following cataract surgery. I know just how important personal decisions relating to our eyesight are, and, for that reason, I take the time in my clinic to thoroughly understand each patient’s visual experience and requirements before discussing a tailored treatment plan.

I am actively engaged in research, evidenced by my regular publications in high impact peer reviewed scientific journals on the topic of novel techniques of corneal transplantation. In addition to running a corneal fellowship programme in which I train international candidates on a one year programme in the NHS at Southend, I also lecture internationally, and run surgical courses for surgeons around Europe via the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.


General Medical Council Number: C7042568

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr James Myerscough at Spire include:


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Additional information

Cataract surgery

Laser assisted cataract surgery, Spectacle independence, Dry eye disease, Eyelid surgery, Complex cataract surgery, Corneal transplantation, Keratoconus, General ophthalmology.

BM / University of Southampton / 2009
Bachelor of Medicine
Undergraduate Medical Degree

MSc / University of Edinburgh / 2012
Master of Science

FRCOphth / Royal College of Ophthalmologists / 2018
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Professional memberships

FRCOphth - Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Member, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)

United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (UKISCRS)

British Society for Refractive Surgeons (BRSR)

Southend University NHS Foundation Trust and Basildon University Hospital

I enjoy spending my spare time with my young family.

Private secretary Lisa Conti
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