Mr Malcolm Woodcock

Mr Malcolm Woodcock

Ophthalmic Surgeon
BM, MSc, DAvMed, MRCOphth, FRCS(Ed)

Practising at

Spire South Bank Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Malcolm Woodcock at Spire include:


Other treatments

Diabetic eye disease, Retinal disease, Vitreo-retinal surgery, premium intraocular lenses, Toric anti astigmatic lenses and multifocal lenses, clear lens extraction refractive surgery

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Professional profile

Malcolm Woodcock is a military consultant ophthalmologist who carries out his NHS work at Worcestershire for Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. He set up and runs the vitreoretinal (VR) service in Worcestershire. His vitreoretinal fellowship training was undertaken at the two largest and busiest VR units in the country, the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre (BMEC) and at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

Mr Woodcock speaks widely on ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgery to other doctors and professional groups including optometrists, GPs and military medial officers. He also lectures on aviation ophthalmology regularly at the Royal Air Force's Centre for Aviation Medicine and in particular on its internationally renowned Diploma of Aviation Medicine course. He has also been involved in teaching and lecturing to medical students at the universities of Cambridge, Birmingham, Cape Town and University College London.

Mr Woodcock has very active research interests and maintains a full time research assistant at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London for research into surgical adjuncts in ocular trauma. He has numerous publications in the medical literature and given many presentations at both national and international meetings. He is a reviewer of papers for four international scientific journals in ophthalmology.

As well as doing a high volume of retinal detachment surgery, macular hole repairs and peeling epiretinal membranes he has been involved with many more complex and innovative vitreoretinal techniques. His referral base also incorporates tertiary referrals from other consultants, including dealing with the complications that can sometimes occur following cataract surgery. He is a very experienced cataract surgeon with a good deal of additional experience in complex high-risk cataract cases.

He treats macular holes, epiretinal membranes, retinal detachments, surgery after complicated cataract extractions, diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, and retinal vascular problems.

Research interests: Cataract and refractive surgery, Ocular trauma, Aviation ophthalmology, Premium Intraocular lenses, Toric anti astigmatic lenses and multifocal lenses, clear lens extraction refractive surgery.

Private contact details

Telephone Spire South Bank 01905 362033 / Droitwich Clinic 01905 799116
Private secretary Mrs Jeanne Farley
Private secretary telephone 01905 362033
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Midland Ophthalmological Society

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon for the Royal Air Force and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

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