Mr Steven Naylor

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MBChB (Hons), FRCOphth, CertLRS

"The facilities at Spire Hesslewood clinic are second to none. Every member of the team is focussed 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 have over 8 years of Ophthalmic experience and was appointed as a Consultant Ophthalmologist, Corneal and Refractive Surgeon at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust in 2017. I specialise in surgery to the cornea and lens exclusively. I successfully obtained the sought after certificate in Laser and Refractive Surgery in 2017.

As an anterior segment specialist, I am specifically trained to perform advanced cataract surgery, offering monofocal and multifocal lens implants and surgery for complex eyes including those that have previously undergone laser vision correction or those with high astigmatism. I am trained to perform laser vision correction including LASIK, LASEK, PRK and kera ring implants. Regarding my corneal expertise, I manage all types of corneal and external eye disease, undertake corneal transplant surgery for conditions including corneal scarring, keratoconus and Fuch's endothelial dystrophy. I also offer a full general ophthalmic service.

I have performed over 1,500 cataract operations with visual outcomes surpassing the national standards cited by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. My posterior capsular rupture complication rate is 10 times lower than the national standard.

Yorkshire born and bred, I graduated from Leeds University Medical School with honours in 2008. After a further two years of general medical training I embarked upon seven years of ophthalmic specialist training. To further my expertise, this included a year of advanced subspecialty training in corneal and refractive surgery at St James's University Teaching Hospital, one of Europe's largest teaching hospitals.

I am also an Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at St James's University Teaching Hospital performing laser eye surgery to NHS patients at St James's Laservision.


General Medical Council Number: C7015480

Treatment information

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


Other treatments

  • Advanced refractive cataract surgery including multifocal and toric lens implants
  • Corneal transplant surgery including full thickness corneal grafts and lamellar techniques (DALK and DSAEK)
  • Laser refractive surgery (LASIK/LASEK/PRK and femtosecond intrastromal corneal ring segments)
  • Modern keratoconus management including collagen cross linking and intrastromal ring segments

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Corneal and external eye disease

MBChB (Honours) / University of Leeds Medical School / 2008
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery with honours
MBChB is the degree awarded to doctors at the end of their undergraduate training at medical school. It forms the basis of their future medical practice.

RCOphth / Royal College of Ophthalmologists / 2014
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
FRCOphth is awarded to those who have completed seven years of Ophthalmic Specialist training after foundation medical training and is needed to obtain your certificate of completion of training, in order to become a Consultant.

Cert LRS / Royal College of Ophthalmologists / 2017
Certificate in Laser and Refractive Surgery
CertLRS is an additional, optional examination undertaken by those who want to improve their knowledge and ability in refractive surgery.

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 the audit lead for the cataract service at Hull and East Yorkshire Eye Hospital, charged with monitoring the visual and safety outcomes of our phacoemulsification surgery.

Consultant Ophthalmic, Corneal and Cataract Surgeon, Hull and East Yorkshire Eye Hospital

Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, St James's University Teaching Hospital, Leeds

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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