Mr William Green

Consultant Ophthalmologist

FRCOphth, FRCS, DO, BSc Physiol


Specialises in

My clinical practice encompass general eye conditions however, I specialise in cataract and vitreoretinal surgery and I regularly engage in teaching and training of junior surgeons.

I decided that I would study ophthalmology early in my medical student training and spent some time engaged in genetic research into retinoblastoma at The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, USA as a medical student.

I qualified in Medicine at The Royal London Hospital and undertook training posts in neurosurgery and plastic surgery. I then completed my ophthalmic training at Portsmouth and in London at St Thomas' Hospital, Moorfields Eye Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Queen's Square.

I was appointed to the post of Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Queen Alexandra Hospital in June 1995.

I am also a visiting fellow for the charities: Lifeline Express, in China and the World Sight Foundation. I undertake general ophthalmology and vitreoretinal outpatient clinics and surgery as well as laser and cataract operating lists.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr William Green at Spire include:

Ophthalmology

Other treatments

Vitreo-retinal surgery, retinal disease, neuro-ophthalmology, lacrimal disorders, corneal and external eye disease.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Cataract surgery
Vitreo-retinal surgery
Squint surgery
Retinal disease
Macular degeneration

Macular hole, epiretinal membrane, retinal detachment.

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of The Royal College of Ophthalmology

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Member of The Royal Society of Medicine

Member of British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons

Fellow of the European Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

British Medical Association

Member of European Vitreoretinal Society

Southern Ophthalmological Society

Professional leadership

Clinical lead and Director, Consultant Eye Surgeons Partnership

Research and publications

Retinoblastoma, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, USA. Sub Editor of chapter on Cornea; Clinical Atlas of Ophthalmology. Visiting fellow to China with Lifeline Express and World Sight Foundation charities.

Current NHS posts

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.

Personal profile

I am married with two children. When I have time I enjoy astronomy, walking and windsurfing.

Contact information

Private secretary Carol Longland/Practice Manager
Private secretary telephone 02392 456050/0800 0928763
Private secretary email carol.longland@spirehealthcare.com