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Your reassurance of the highest ophthalmic standards of care.
To maintain Optegra’s five star standard of patient care and safety, its specialist eye hospitals draw on the expertise of its Medical Advisory Committees (MAC). Our MAC at each hospital ensures compliance with best clinical practice and all healthcare regulatory and Governance requirements. Each Hospital MAC reports into the Corporate MAC which is managed by Optegra’s Medical Director, Mr Robert Morris.
Optegra operates six private eye hospitals: Optegra Surrey Eye Hospital (Guildford), Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham (Aston), Optegra Eye Hospital Yorkshire (Apperley Bridge and Laser Eye Centre in Leeds City Centre); Optegra Eye Hospital Hampshire (Whiteley) and Optegra Eye Hospital Manchester, (Didsbury) and Optegra Eye Hospital North London as well as locations in Germany and further UK clinics.
All Optegra eye hospitals are supported by dedicated professional healthcare teams and over 70 consultants who provide a wide range of procedures including Clarivu Permanent Lens Replacement (refractive lens exchange), laser vision correction, cataract removal, glaucoma and AMD.
Medical Advisory Committee (MAC)
Our MAC at each hospital ensures compliance with best clinical practice and all regulatory and Governance requirements. At the head of this Corporate MAC is Optegra’s Medical Director, Mr Robert Morris.
Medical Advisory Committee Chairs:
- Srinivasan (Mani) Subramaniam representing Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham
- Paul Rosen representing Optegra Eye Hospital North London
- Niall Patton representing Optegra Eye Hospital Manchester
- Anthony Evans representing Optegra Eye Hospital Hampshire
- Anne Gilvarry representing Optegra Eye Hospital Surrey
- Mr Shafiq Rehman representing Optegra Eye Hospital Yorkshire
Optegra’s Medical Director
Mr. Robert Morris graduated with distinction from St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. He trained at Oxford Eye Hospital, Moorfields Eye Hospital, Great Ormond Street and the University of Iowa, one of the top five training programmes in the United States.
In 1991, Mr Morris was appointed NHS Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Southampton General Hospital, and in 1995 at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester.
He has worked in laser vision correction since 1994, performed over 15,000 refractive, Clarivu Permanent Lens Replacement and cataract procedures. He is a renowned expert in LASIK, LASEK and Wavefront treatments. In addition, he is recognised nationally for his training and expertise in complex squint surgery.
Mr Morris is passionately committed to passing on his skills by training other surgeons and is actively involved in education of young doctors. He has been Chairman of the Wessex Deanery Education committee, Regional Adviser for Wessex to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and a Member of their Microsurgery Training Faculty.
As Medical Director of Optegra, he is committed to maintaining industry leading clinical outcomes across the hospital group. In this role, he is responsible for the assessment of new techniques and technology at Optegra.
Mr Morris has published over 35 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and lectures and presents papers on cataract, refractive and strabismus surgery all over the world.