Mr Timothy Dabbs

Consultant Ophthalmologist


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I am a consultant ophthalmic surgeon with a special interest in vitreoretinal surgery. I trained in Manchester, Sheffield and Birmingham before being appointed as a consultant in 1990. I have worked in Leeds ever since and was, for 10 years, director of special surgical services and ophthalmology at St James University Hospital.

I provide general ophthalmic services but have a special interest in the surgical treatment of retinal diseases and have pioneered the treatment of age related macular degeneration using anti-VEGF drugs at Spire Leeds Hospital.

I also undertake general ophthalmic surgical treatments such as cataract and the management of glaucoma and undertake laser treatment for a variety of retinal diseases.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Timothy Dabbs at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Corneal and external eye disease
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Glaucoma treatment
  • Macular degeneration

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Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Leeds

I am a Yorkshireman by birth and have lived and worked in the Leeds area since 1990 with my wife and four children. When I have time I am a keen walker, swimmer and cyclist, and with my family I've greatly enjoyed exploring the delights of the Yorkshire countryside over the years.

Telephone 0113 218 5908/9
Private secretary Janet Nichols
Private secretary telephone 0113 218 5941, 01943 878314 or 07979 506314
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