Mr Russell Vaughan Pearson

Mr Russell Vaughan Pearson

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Practising at

Spire Hartswood Hospital

Spire Wellesley Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Russell Vaughan Pearson at Spire include:


Other treatments

Fluorescein Angiography, Phacoemulsification, Uveitis and Visual Fields.

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Professional profile

Availability at Spire Hartswood: Wednesday afternoon/evening, Thursday afternoon/evening.

I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon whose private eye surgery practice is based at Spire Hartswood private hospital in Brentwood, Essex and at Spire Wellesley Hospital in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. I have been a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon since 1991 and have special interests in phacoemulsification cataract surgery, glaucoma and treatment of retinal disorders.

I specialise in phacoemulsificarion cataract surgery including Refractive Cataract Surgery, Toric and Multifocal Lens implants and Refractive Lens Exchange. I treat Glaucoma, medically, with laser (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty SLT) and drainage surgery. I treat retinal conditions (Diabetes, Retinal Vein Occlusion and AMD) with laser and intravitreal injections (Lucentis, Eylea and Avastin).

I have performed over 15,000 phacoemulsification cataract surgical procedures with a very low complication rate, and currently perform over 850 eye surgical cases per year, most of these being cataract operations. I have performed glaucoma drainage surgery for over 20 years. I have performed hundreds of intravtreal injections for age related macular degeneration (ARMD), retinal vein occlusion and diabetes. I have performed thousands of laser procedures, argon laser for diabetes and retinal vein occlusion, YAG capsulotomy and iridotomy, and Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) for glaucoma.

I welcome appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP's letter of referral.

Clinical Interests

Cataract surgery
Corneal and external eye disease
Diabetic eye disease
Glaucoma treatment
Macular degeneration
Retinal disease

Special Clinical Interests: Refractive cataract surgery, Refractive lens exchange, Toric and Multifocal lens implants

Private contact details

Telephone Spire Hartswood 01277 266 766 Spire Wellesley insured patients: 01702 447 921, Spire Wellesley self pay patients: 01702 447 926
Private secretary Suzanne Bird
Private secretary telephone 01277 266771
Private secretary fax 01277 266794
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

BSc (Physiology) 1st Class Hons / London University / 1977
Honors Degree Bachelor of Science

MB BS / London University (London Hospital) / 1980
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCP (UK) / UK / 1984
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom

FRCS / RCS England / 1985
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons

FRCOphth / London / 1986
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Professional memberships

Member American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS)
Member American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member UK and Ireland Society of Glaucoma Specialists
Fellow Royal College of Ophthalmologists UK
Member European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS)
Member European Society of Retina Specialists (Euretina)

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Current NHS posts

Until 2014 I was a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Southend University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. I am now a fully private consultant.

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Personal Profile

I live locally in Essex and am married with four children. I enjoy keeping fit, swimming, running, squash, tennis and ballroom dancing.

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