Mr Robert J Morris Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Mr Robert J Morris


Laser refractive surgery, lens replacement, complex post-operative cataract issues, dry eyes

As Medical Director of Optegra he is committed to maintaining high clinical outcomes across the hospital group. In this role he is responsible for the assessment of new techniques and technology at Optegra.

Special interests
  • Laser cataract surgery (carried out 20,000 procedures to date) 
  • Laser refractive surgery since 1995 
  • Lens replacement (Clarivu) 
  • Complex post-operative cataract issues 
  • Dry eyes
  • BSc (Hons) University of London 
  • MB BS (Hons)
  • MRCP (UK)
  • FRCS (Eng)
  • FRC Ophth


Places of study
  • St Bartholomew’s Medical School
  • University of London
  • Oxford Eye Hospital
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • University of Iowa Hospital (Top five USA training programme)

Education and research
Mr Morris is passionately committed to passing on his skills by training other surgeons and is actively involved in the education of young doctors.

He has been Chairman:
  • Wessex Deanery Education Committee
  • Regional Adviser for Wessex to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Member of the Microsurgery Training Facility

Member of societies
  • Member of the British Medical Association
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (London)
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians (England)
  • Member of the United Kingdom and Irish Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member of the International Strabismus Association

Research activities & papers published
  • Publications: 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Abstracts: 42 abstracts at scientific meetings
  • Invited lectures: 34 invited National and International lectures
  • Books & Chapters: 1 book and 3 book chapters
  • Editorial responsibilities: Reviewer for Eye, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Strabismus, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Mr Morris has published over 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Mr Morris lectures and presents papers on cataract, refractive surgery and strabismus surgery internationally.
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