Mr D John Brazier Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Mr D John Brazier


London eye hospital


Cataract, multifocal lens implants, toric lens implants, glaucoma; medical, laser and surgery

Mr D John Brazier is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon who specialises in cataract surgery, multifocal and toric lens implants, and glaucoma treatment.

  • MBBS 1976
  • DO 1980
  • FRCS  (London) 1984
  • FRCOphth 1986
  • Joined Optegra Eye Hospital London in 2015
Places of study
Qualified in medicine at St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School, London (1976).  Ophthalmic training: Moorfields Eye Hospital (1983-86), St Thomas’s Hospital, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery and The Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London.  Ophthalmic Fellowship: Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, New York, USA, supported by Cripplegate Foundation Travel Award (1984).  Research post: Two years studying function of the autonomic nervous system in glaucoma patients with Professor SE Smith supported by Iris Fund Research Award (1986-88).  

  • Cataract
  • Complex cataract
  • Multifocal lens implants
  • Toric lens implants
  • Glaucoma; medicine, laser and surgery
Past professional history
  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, University College London Hospitals (UCLH) (1989-2014)
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Surgery, University College, London (1989-2014)
  • Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Royal Free Hospital, London (1989-2014)
Training of other surgeons
  • Previous Surgical Skills Tutor, Royal College of Ophthalmologists (head of UK microsurgical skills programme for eye surgeons in training) and previous Chairman, Surgical Skills Subcommittee, Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Cataract Surgery Course Designer & Surgery Trainer, Alcon Laboratories UK, for 12 years
  • Senior ophthalmic surgery trainer, University College London Hospitals (1989-2014), personally contributed to training of over sixty junior doctors
  • Previous Secretary then Vice-President, Ophthalmological Section, Royal Society of Medicine
  • Examiner for higher ophthalmic qualifications, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK (1996-2010)
Overseas charity work
  • Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon & Adviser in Anterior Segment Surgery, Sewa Sadan Eye Hospital, Bhopal, India, from 2009
  • Member of Volunteer Surgeon Faculty (phacoemulsification & cataract), Orbis International Charity (Flying Eye Hospital) from 2012
Papers published
Over 40 publications and invited chapters in five textbooks including: 
  • Brazier DJ.  “Fundamental principles, goals of and indications for cataract surgery” 
  • In Spaeth, Danesh-Meyer & Kampik eds Ophthalmic Surgery: Principles and Practice.  Saunders 2010.
  • Fluent French speaker
  • Golfer (handicap 13)

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