Miss Teresa Sandinha

Miss Teresa Sandinha

Consultant Ophthalmologist/ Vitreo Retinal Surgeon

MB ChB, FRCSEd.(Ophth), MD

Specialises in

  • Cataract surgery
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Macular degeneration
  • Vitreo-retinal surgery

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

I am a member of The Liverpool Eye Clinic based at 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.


General Medical Council Number: C4385592

Treatment information

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Additional information

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

Professional memberships

The British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons (BEAVRS)

Royal College of Ophthalmologists (UK)

European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA)

Professional leadership

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.

Telephone 0151 522 1881
Email info@spireliverpool.com
Website http://www.theliverpooleyeclinic.co.uk
Private secretary Pauline Lybert
Private secretary telephone 0151 522 1859
Private secretary email pauline.lybert@spirehealthcare.com