Mrs Bridget Hemmant

Mrs Bridget Hemmant

Consultant Ophthalmologist

MD, FRCOphth, MBChB, BMedSci

Specialises in

  • Eyelid surgery
  • Cataract surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Eye lid lumps and bumps
  • Yag laser treatment

Also available for:

Virtual consultations:

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 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 am now an international examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and have travelled to Athens and Cairo.

I have been a clinical tutor and educational supervisor for trainees in Ophthalmology for most of my career. I have, until recently, held 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 had responsibility for teaching and assessment of undergraduate medical students. I still have a mentorship role for medical students at the UEA. I enjoy the continued contact with medical students and trainees and value this opportunity to pass on my knowledge and to continue guiding and shaping the doctors and ophthalmologists of tomorrow.

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.


General Medical Council Number: C3355291

Treatment information

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


Cosmetic surgery

Other treatments

  • Eyelid malposition (entropion, ectropion, ptosis and droopy eyelids)
  • Lacrimal disorders (watery eyes)
  • Non-surgical cosmetic procedures
  • Oculoplastic surgery
  • Premium lenses following cataract surgery including extended depth of field lenses
  • Removal of lumps and bumps in the eye area
  • Skin cancer
  • Treatment of blepharospasm
  • Treatment of watery eyes, dry eyes and blepharitis

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Lacrimal disorders
Oculoplastic surgery

Yag laser treatment, eyelid lumps and bumps, chalazions

MB ChB / Sheffield University Medical School / 1988
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

B Med Sci / Medical Microbiology - Sheffield medical school / 1986
Bachelor of Medical Sciences

FRCOphth / London, UK / 1993
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

MD in Ocular Wound healing / University of London / 2001
MD in Ocular Wound healing

PG Cert in Med Education / Dundee / 2017
PG Cert in Med Education

Professional memberships

British Medical Association

British Oculoplastic Surgery Society

General Medical Council

Medical Protection Society

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Professional leadership

I am a senior examiner for the part II exam of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists from 2004 until the present
I am an international examiner for the part II of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists from 2023 until the present
College examiner for the RCOphth part II exam 2006 to present
International examiner for the Part II and optics and refraction exams – FRCOphth 2023 until present


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

Locum Consultant Ophthalmologist, James Paget University Hospital

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.

Telephone 01603 255 574
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Private secretary telephone 01603 814 365
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