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Andrew Turnbull

Andrew Turnbull

  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
  • BM
  • Certificate of Completion of Training
  • FRCOphth
  • PGCert Medical Education for Surgeons
  • PGDip Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Hampshire Eye Hospital
  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • Refractive Cataract Surgery
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • NHS
Professional Memberships
  • British Society of Refractive Surgeons
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • International Society of Refractive Surgeons
  • UK and Ireland Society of cataract and refractive surgeons


Mr Turnbull specialises in corneal, cataract and refractive surgery. Towards the end of his UK training programme, he completed a Corneal Fellowship at University Hospital Southampton. During this he also spent four weeks in North America receiving advanced training in complex cataract surgery, iris reconstruction and laser eye surgery under the guidance of Professor Ike Ahmed in Toronto and Drs Michael Snyder and Robert Osher at Cincinnati Eye Institute.

After being appointed by the Royal Bournemouth Hospital as an NHS Consultant in 2018, Mr Turnbull undertook a prestigious second Corneal and Refractive Fellowship in Australia with one of the pioneers of modern cataract surgery, Professor Graham Barrett. Benefitting from further training in laser refractive surgery, including LASIK and Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE), in Adelaide, Bangalore and London, Mr Turnbull became a Consultant at Optegra Eye Hospital Hampshire in 2020.

Mr Turnbull is committed to training the next generation of eye surgeons and instructs on the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ Microsurgical Skills programme, as well as teaching junior ophthalmologists in the Wessex region. Mr Turnbull was awarded a Distinction in the Postgraduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery and now teaches on the course.

Mr Turnbull is actively involved with clinical research aimed at improving the outcomes for patients undergoing eye surgery. He regularly presents his work nationally and internationally and has over 20 peer-reviewed publications in the academic literature. In 2013, Mr Turnbull and colleagues published one of the first major reviews of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery. His 2016 paper on visual outcomes after corneal endothelial transplantation was recognised as a landmark study by the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS). In 2018, he was again recognised by ESCRS as well as the “Faculty of 1000” for his work with Graham Barrett improving the outcomes of cataract surgery via the application of advanced calculation methods.

One of Mr Turnbull’s key areas of expertise is the use of toric lenses to manage astigmatism and refractive error during cataract and lens replacement surgery. At Optegra, Mr Turnbull is pleased to offer small incision cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange with toric, multifocal and extended depth of focus intraocular lenses, as well as the full range of modern refractive procedures including SMILE, LASIK, advanced surface ablation and implantable contact lenses.


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