Mr Steven Naylor

Mr Steven Naylor

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MBChB (Hons), FRCOphth, CertLRS PG Cert (Dis)

"The facilities at Spire Hesslewood Clinic are second to none. Every member of the team is focused on making the patient's journey with us as pleasant and safe as possible. I love working here!"

Specialises in

  • Advanced refractive cataract surgery
  • Corneal disease
  • Laser eye surgery

I was appointed a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in 2017 and am an expert in cataract and lens surgery. As cataract surgery is my sole primary surgical focus, a large portion of my practice involves operating on some of the most complex and challenging cases presenting to York Teaching Hospital.

I specialise in general and emergency ophthalmology with a special interest in cataract surgery. More specifically, I have undergone specific training to offer toric, multifocal and extended depth of focal lens implants to those patients wishing to maximise spectacle independence through cataract surgery.

My second focus is emergency eye care and care for patients with acute, serious eye problems on a weekly basis.

To date, I have performed over 5,000 ophthalmic operations or procedures. I have performed over 3,500 cataract operations in both NHS and private practice.

I have received subspecialty training in corneal, external eye disease and refractive surgery in one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe (St James' University Teaching Hospital, Leeds, UK). 

I hold the sought after CertLRS qualification (Certificate in Laser and Refractive Surgery, awarded by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, 2017), an additional qualification demonstrating my expertise in operating on patients whom have undergone previous laser refractive surgery or those whom would like a degree of spectacle independence following cataract surgery.

I am proud to sit on the national advisory panel for the Royal College of Ophthalmology National Ophthalmology Database of UK Cataract Surgery.   

I am the clinical lead for cataract surgery at York Teaching Hospital NHS Trust.

I am a member of the United Kingdom and Ireland society of cataract and refractive surgeons and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.


General Medical Council Number: C7015480

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Steven Naylor at Spire include:


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Additional information

Cataract surgery

MBChB (Honours) / University of Leeds Medical School / 2008
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery with honours

FRCOphth / Royal College of Ophthalmologists / 2014
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Cert LRS / Royal College of Ophthalmologists / 2017
Certificate in Laser and Refractive Surgery

PG Cert (Dis) / University of Edinburgh / 2009
Postgraduate Certificate in Surgical Sciences

Professional memberships

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Professional leadership

I am a member of the advisory board for the RCOphth National Ophthalmology Database Cataract Audit.
I am the lead for the cataract surgery service at York teaching hospital.

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Lead for Cataract Surgery, York Teaching Hospital

Honorary senior lecturer, HYMS

I enjoy exploring the delights our wonderful county has to offer with my wife and three children. I am also a keen though distinctly amateur road cyclist and cook.

Telephone 01482 672 444
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Private secretary telephone 01482 660 272
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