Miss  Faye Mellington

Miss Faye Mellington

Consultant Ophthalmic, Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgeon
BMBCh (Oxon), MA (Oxon), FRCOphth (Lond)

Practising at

Spire Little Aston Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Faye Mellington at Spire include:


Cosmetic surgery

Other treatments

All aspects of eyelid disease including: skin cancer, eyelid lumps and bumps, treatment of ingrowing lashes (trichiasis), blepharospasm (eyelid twitching), eyelid reconstruction, correction of eyelid malposition (ectropion and entropion), eyelid hooding (blepharoplasty), droopy eyelid repair (ptosis surgery), brow lifts, facial nerve palsy restorative surgery, Watery eye treatments including dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR), Thyroid eye disease,

All aspects of orbital (eye socket) disease: including orbital biopsy, eye removal and socket reconstruction, General ophthalmology including treatment of dry eyes, cataract surgery and Yag laser posterior capsulotomy.

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Professional profile

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 subspecialist expertise in oculoplastic and orbital surgery has developed over several years through advanced subspecialty 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.

I specialise in all aspects of eyelid, lacrimal (tear drainage), eye socket and orbital disease, and 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.

To date, I have performed over 1,700 oculoplastic procedures and 800 cataract operations. I am the lead the 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 subspecialty training), and 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.

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I am a reviewer for Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the leading American Oculoplastic Surgery medical journal.
November 2016

Media Coverage

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.
November 2015

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Qualification and professional memberships

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)

Professional memberships

Medical Defence Union (MDU)
Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth)
British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS)

Professional leadership

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.

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Current NHS posts

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

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Research and Publication


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.
November 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 Ophthalmol 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. Ophthalmology International. 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.

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Personal Profile

I enjoy playing tennis, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

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Private contact details

Private secretary Jacqueline Zerey
Private secretary telephone 0121 227 0787
Private secretary fax 0121 227 0788
Private secretary email