Mr Christopher Hemmerdinger

Consultant Ophthalmologist

MB ChB, FRCOphth


Specialises in

  • Cataract surgery - including multifocal lenses
  • Glaucoma management and surgery
  • Corneal disorders including dry eyes
  • Eyelid lumps and bumps
  • General ophthalmology

I am a Consultant Ophthalmologist with specialist interest in cataract surgery, glaucoma and corneal disorders. I undertook my medical training at Manchester University and was appointed as a Consultant at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2011, I was clinical lead for three years. In 2016 I was appointed to my current position, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma Lead at Macclesfield District General Hospital. As glaucoma lead, I am responsible for the service and am involved in training medical students and junior surgeons.

In addition to general ophthalmology, I perform all types of glaucoma surgery, including non-penetrating and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) and laser treatments for glaucoma (SLT). I also have a specialist interest in corneal conditions.

I perform over 800 procedures annually for glaucoma and cataracts using monofocal, toric and multifocal lenses.

Currently, I am president of the Medical Contact lens and Ocular Surface Association (MCLOSA). I am a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and a member of the College of Optometrists.

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General Medical Council Number: C6029469

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Christopher Hemmerdinger at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Corneal and external eye disease
  • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)
  • Ophthalmology

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Cataract surgery
Glaucoma treatment
Ophthalmology

Current NHS posts

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Macclesfield District General Hospital.

Contact information

Telephone Spire Cheshire 01925 541 853; Spire Regency 01925 541 853
Private secretary Catherine Fairhurst
Private secretary telephone 0757 764 6565
Private secretary email catherinefairhurst16@gmail.com