John Buchan

John Buchan

John Buchan

  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
  • FRCOphth
  • MB BS
  • MD
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education
  • Yorkshire Eye Hospital
  • Standard Cataract Treatment
  • NHS


Mr John Buchan is a highly experienced cataract surgeon having performed nearly 10,000 cataract operations over the past 20 years. He was appointed as a Consultant Ophthalmologist in Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in 2012, and works with Optegra to provide NHS cataract services in Optegra Yorkshire at Apperley Bridge.

Alongside his clinical commitment, he is the Clinical Lead of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists National Ophthalmology Database Cataract Audit, providing publicly visible quality assurance to the majority of UK institutions undertaking cataract surgery. Optegra participates in this National Cataract Audit, permitting us to see how our NHS cataract surgical results compare with those of other hospitals around the country, and how our surgeons perform compared to their peers. Mr Buchan leads this process nationally, and uses the data to help hospitals and clinicians improve and maintain the high standard of care they offer patients. He is also an assistant Professor in the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where he is the Programme Director for the MSc in Public Health for Eye Care at the International Centre for Eye Health.

He worked for 4 years (2009-2012) with CBM in Sierra Leone developing eye care services there, and was an inaugural Vice President and founder member of the British Emergency Eye Care Society (BEECS) which was formed in 2013.


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