Miss Teresa Sandinha
Consultant Ophthalmologist/ Vitreo Retinal Surgeon
MB ChB, FRCSEd.(Ophth), MD
I am a member of The Liverpool Eye Clinic based at Penny Lane Clinic, Spire Liverpool. I am a specialist in treating people with retinal conditions, including AMD, Diabetic Eye Disease and those requiring surgery, such as retina detachment. My NHS practice is in the position of Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital where I am the Audit and Undergraduate Education Lead.
I also provide a general ophthalmology service, including cataract surgery. I qualified from Coimbra University Medical School, Portugal, where I commenced my ophthalmology training before moving to the UK. I completed my ophthalmic surgical training at Glasgow University Hospital followed by three years of specialist vitreoretinal surgical fellowship training in Australia, St Paul’s Eye Unit, Liverpool and Moorfield’s Eye Hospital, London.
In addition to my clinical experience, I completed research in the cytogenetics of choroidal melanomas and my research culminated in the award of an MD from the University of Glasgow in 2007. I also did a fellowship in ocular oncology at St Paul’s Eye Unit. I was appointed as a consultant at Sunderland Eye Infirmary in 2012 but moved back to St Paul’s as a consultant in July 2018.
I have extensive experience in the assessment of retinal conditions requiring surgery such as retina detachments, epiretinal membranes and macular holes. I also specialise in small – incision cataract surgery and diabetic eye disease – assessments, laser treatment and surgery as well as AMD and injectable medicines such as Lucentis and Eylea.
I continue research on retina diseases and am also involved in national clinical trials.
Spire Liverpool 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.
Licentiate in Medicine (1st Hons) / University of Coimbra Medical School, Portugal / 1992
Equivalent of British MB ChB
F.R.C.S.Ed.(Ophth.) / Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) / 2006
Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
MD / University of Glasgow, / 2007
Doctor of Medicine
The British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons (BEAVRS)
Royal College of Ophthalmologists (UK)
European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA)
Audit and Undergraduate Education Lead at the Liverpool University Hospital, St Paul’s
Examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth).
Member of the Surgical Faculty at the RCOphth (to teach young ophthalmologists)
I enjoy travelling and having the opportunity to connect with new cultures and people. In addition I enjoy playing piano and swimming and I am multilingual, speaking French, English and Spanish.