Mr Hove graduated with a 1st class degree from the University of Liverpool in 2002. He began his Ophthalmology career in Eastbourne as a Senior House Officer followed by a rotation through St Thomas Foundation University Hospital. Having gained his MRCOphth he then spent 2.5 years at Moorfields Eye Hospital as a Cataract Research Fellow doing research on multifocal lenses leading to a MD qualification.
His registrar training was on the North Thames Ophthalmology rotation which includes Moorfields Eye Hospital. He completed his FRCOphth , gained his Certificate of Completion of Training and is currently on the specialist register.
He did fellowships at Moorfields Eye Hospital in Medical retina, Cataracts and Eye Casualty. He also worked as a locum consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital in both the Cataract and Eye Casualty service before taking up his current post as a substantive consultant at the Western Eye Hospital (Imperial College Hospital) where he is also the lead for Eye Casualty.
Mr Hove passed the Certificate of Laser and Refractive surgery (CertLRS) from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 2017. He has extensive experience of all refractive surgery procedures including LASIK, LASEK, Implantable ICL, Natural lens replacement (Refractive lens exchange) and intra-ocular lens exchanges.
He has done over 4500 intra-ocular and refractive procedures.
Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
Refractive Lens Exchange (with Trifocals to eliminate the need for glasses in the absence of cataract)
Laser eye surgery (LASIK, LASEK- all wavefront guided)
Refractive cataract surgery (with Trifocal lenses to eliminate need for glasses post-op)
Femtophako (femtosecond assisted cataract surgery)
Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) for high prescriptions
Medical retina consultations
Argon laser for retinal conditions
Yag laser capsulotomy