Miss Faye Mellington
Consultant Ophthalmic, Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgeon
BMBCh (Oxon), MA (Oxon), FRCOphth (Lond)
I specialise in all aspects of the eyelid, lacrimal (tear drainage), eye socket and orbital disease. I also have a weekly general ophthalmology clinic. I have a specific interest in eyelid biopsy, tumour removal and reconstruction, eyelid lifts, brow lifts, cosmetic eyelid surgery and non-surgical facial rejuvenation, blepharospasm, watery eye surgery (punctoplasty, eyelid tightening, dacryocystorhinotomy), orbital disease (including causes of bulging eyes), thyroid eye disease, eye removal and eye socket reconstruction.
I read medicine at Oxford University and graduated in 2000 with degrees in medicine and physiological sciences (first class) winning several prizes and awards. After initial experience in emergency medicine in Australia and Anatomy Prosection at Oxford University, I undertook specialist ophthalmic training in London and then the Oxford Deanery. My sub-specialist expertise in oculoplastic and orbital surgery has developed over several years, through advanced sub-specialty training in Oxford and Buckinghamshire and as an oculoplastic and orbital fellow at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre (BMEC) and the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.
I was appointed in February 2015 as a full-time consultant ophthalmic, oculoplastic and orbital surgeon at BMEC and honorary consultant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. I am the lead orbital surgeon at BMEC.
To date, I have performed over 1,700 oculoplastic procedures and 800 cataract operations. I am the lead for orbital service at the Birmingham Midland Eye Centre (BMEC).
I have an interest in teaching and I have given a number of presentations at international and national conferences. I am the Joint lead for the BMEC Oculoplastic and Orbital TSC (trainee selected component for advanced sub-specialty training). I am also an educational and clinical supervisor for junior doctors training in ophthalmology at BMEC. I supervise an international oculoplastic and orbital surgical fellow.
I am the informatics lead for BMEC and the Ophthalmology representative for informatics at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, with an interest in the procurement and implementation of new information technologies.
I aim to provide you with a highly professional, efficient, discreet and personal service. I will see you personally at each consultation and I will spend time with you discussing your concerns and expectations. Following a detailed discussion and assessment, I will be able to give you a clear, honest opinion on the potential benefits of any surgical or non-surgical procedure. This may mean that in some cases, I would not recommend any surgery for you. My key priority is helping you to achieve optimal results without compromising your vision. All treatments offered are bespoke and specifically tailored to each individual patient, with a view to achieving a natural, enhanced result in keeping with your other features.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Faye Mellington at Spire include:
All aspects of eyelid disease including:
All aspects of orbital (eye socket) disease including:
General ophthalmology including:
Cosmetic treatments including:
Spire Little Aston Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
BMBCh (Oxon) / University of Oxford / 2000
Bachelor of Medicine
MA (Oxon) / University of Oxford / 2002
Master of Arts
FRCOphth(Lond) / University of Oxford / 2012
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (London)
I am the Informatics Lead for the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre. I am an educational and clinical supervisor for trainee doctors in Ophthalmology and supervise an international Oculoplastic and Orbital Fellow.
I am a reviewer for Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the leading American Oculoplastic Surgery medical journal.
F Mellington, C Dayan, AJ Dickinson, J Hickey, C MacEwan et al. Management of Thyroid Eye Disease in the UK: A Multi- Centre Thyroid Eye Disease Audit. Accepted for Orbit Nov 2016.
M Edmunds, FE Mellington, Ford RL, Torlinska B, Manavi K, Boelart K. Clinical challenges of thyroid eye disease in HIV positive patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015;100(3):779-87.
Alexander I, Cuthbertson FM, Ratnarajan G, Safa R, Mellington F, Foster RG, Downes SM, Wulff K. Impact of Cataract Surgery on Sleep in Patients Receiving either Ultra-Violet Blocking or Blue-Filtering intraocular Lens Implants. Invest Ophthalmology Vis Sci. 2014 Jun 26;55(8):4999-5004.
FE Mellington, AS Bacon, M Abu-Bakra, P Martinez-Devesa, JH Norris. Orbital Compressed Air and Petroleum Injury Mimicking Necrotising Fasciitis. J Emerg Med. 2014 Sep;47(3);e69-72.
K Xue, FE Mellington, JH Norris. Meta-analysis of the adjunctive use of mitomycin C in primary and revision, external and endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy. Orbit 2014 Aug;33(4):239-44.
FE Mellington, J David, JH Norris. Immunomodulators in thyroid eye disease. An update. Invited review. Faye MellingtonInternational. Autumn 2012,7(3):86-89.
FE Mellington, R Khooshabeh. Brow ptosis: Are we measuring the right thing? The impact of surgery and the correlation of subjective and objective measures with post-operative improvement in quality-of-life. Eye 2012 26:997-1003.
Miss Faye Mellington discusses ocular injury caused by drone. "She knew straight away the outlook for Oscar's vision long term was extremely poor". Reported in world media, November 2015.
Consultant Ophthalmic, Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgeon at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre (BMEC)
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
Honorary Consultant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham