Mrs Bridget Hemmant

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MD, FRCOphth, MBChB, BMedSci


Specialises in

  • Eyelid surgery
  • Cataract surgery
  • Blepharoplasty

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I have over 20 years experience as a Consultant Ophthalmologist and am a senior consultant in the Eye Department at the James Paget University Hospital (JPUH). I can empathise with people who need their eye lid problem, watery eye or cataract sorted out in a professional and efficient manner so they can continue to do the things they need to. I have the expertise, experience and skills to help, coupled with a compassionate and accommodating nature. I would be happy to help you given the opportunity to do so.

I have a lead role in curriculum development at the University of East Anglia Medical School on the special senses module in year three – Neurology and Ophthalmology. Within this role I have a responsibility for teaching and assessment of undergraduate medical students. I have been very active in training and assessment in Ophthalmology during my years as a consultant and have been an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists since 2006 to-date, and held a lead role for the Diploma exam. I have been a clinical tutor and educational supervisor for trainees in Ophthalmology and am currently the GP tutor for trainees in Ophthalmology at the JPUH.

My undergraduate training took place at Sheffield University Medical School before I went on to complete specialist training in Ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Here I met many Ophthalmologists in training from around the world leading to lifelong international connections in Ophthalmology and a more global understanding of eye care provision. This network of colleagues then inspired me to travel to Australia for a Fellowship in Oculoplastic, Corneal and Cataract Surgery at the Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia.

My first consultant role was at the Royal Free Hospital in London, from where I was lured to work at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in 2004.

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General Medical Council Number: C3355291

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mrs Bridget Hemmant at Spire include:

Ophthalmology

Cosmetic surgery

Other treatments

  • Non-surgical cosmetic procedures
  • Lacrimal disorders
  • Oculoplastic surgery

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Important information about COVID-19 tests

Spire Norwich 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.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Cataract surgery
Eyes
Lacrimal disorders
Ophthalmology

Research and publications

A multicentre review of the histology of 1012 periocular basal cell carcinomas, September 2020, European Journal of Ophthalmology

Lacrimal sac primary squamous cell carcinoma with synchronous tonsillar primary squamous cell carcinoma, November 2019, Orbit

Management of orbital injury and expanding orbital haematoma, October 2018

Periocular photodynamic therapy for squamous intra-epidermal carcinoma, November 2013, Journal of Dermatological Treatment

Current NHS posts

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, James Paget University Hospital.

Personal profile

I have become integrated into Norfolk life having married the son of a Norfolk farmer who is a vineyard owner and wine maker - I help out with the marketing and social media in any spare time I might have! I have one daughter and two step children. I am a keen amateur musician and play the violin in a local quartet and I also play the piano. I enjoy sailing when I can, canoeing and walking.

Contact information

Telephone 01603 255 574
Website https://www.bridgethemmanteyesurgery.com/
Private secretary Anna Ready
Private secretary telephone 01603 814 365
Private secretary email anna.ready@healthshare.org.uk