Mr Michael Briggs
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
MBChB (University of Glasgow), FRCS (Ed, Ophth)
I am a member of The Liverpool Eye Clinic based at the Penny Lane CLinic, Spire Liverpool. I have expertise in acute (emergency) ophthalmology, general ophthalmology, cataract and minor eyelid surgery and the medical treatment of retinal disease (this includes injections into the eye (Lucentis or Avastin) for the wet type of age related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease and either injections (Lucentis or Avastin) or steroid implant (Ozurdex) for retinal vein occlusion and also laser treatment to the back of the eye.
My practice at Spire Liverpool Hospital reflects my practice at St Paul's Eye Unit where my biggest commitment is to the emergency / new patient clinic at St Paul's (Primary Care Clinic). As a consequence I am used to dealing with patients who present with a wide variety of symptoms. I undertake treatment of those diseases which are within my expertise and refer on to a colleague with the necessary specialist expertise if necessary, for example, those that require retinal surgery.
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.
MBChB / University of Glasgow / 1986
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Treatment of macular oedema secondary to retinal vein occlusion with ant-VEGF agents and steroid implant (Ozurdex).
St Paul's Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
I am married to a doctor and we have four children, the eldest of whom is also now training to be a doctor. Our home is in Crosby, Liverpool.
Outside of medicine and my family my interests are predominantly of a sporting nature, I take part in triathlons, marathons and other shorter distance road races. I also play golf regularly and occasionally tennis or squash.