Mr James Edward Self is a Consultant Ophthalmologist internationally recognised as an expert in General Paediatric Ophthalmology, Paediatric Cataract, Nystagmus and Ophthalmic Genetics. He is also the Associate Professor of Paediatric Ophthalmology at the University of Southampton. He is based at Southampton General Hospital and also sees private patients at South Eye Clinic in Spire Southampton Hospital.
He obtained his medical degree at the University of Southampton in 1999 followed by his PhD in Ophthalmic Genetics at the same university in 2009. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 2012. With so many years of experience in his field, Mr Self is an accomplished and experienced ophthalmologist.
Alongside his clinical work, Mr Self undertakes lots of teaching including optometrists, orthoptists and other ophthalmologists through various national and international teaching programs. He also holds a number of regional and national roles, including the following:
Mr Self also leads a paediatric research group with a particular focus on nystagmus and albinism. The group focuses on investigating novel diagnostic modalities and treatment discovery in addition to translation of research findings into clinical services.
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General Medical Council
BM - University of Southampton, UK in 1999
PhD in Ophthalmic Genetics - University of Southampton, UK in 2009
FRCOphth - Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK in 2012
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08:30 - 13:00
08:30 - 13:00
My beautiful son unfortunately has multiple severe health conditions and is therefore under numerous consultants. Whilst they are incredible as was Dr Self, he gave us the (I find rare) feeling we could ask anything without feeling as though under time constraint and ensured I fully understood what I came in for prior to leaving. Also really appreciated such a warm approach to both myself as the parent but obviously Dylan.
Very professional and knowledgeable
Our experience of Dr Self is very positive. Our 6 year old has been a patient for the last 12 months with multiple appointments. Dr Self is always highly approachable, professional and informative.
Very informative, professional manner of explaining the condition, with appropriate jargon. Empathic and open minded
Friendly, professional and efficient Thoroughly recommend
Very kind and helpful and thorough also great with children
Excellent treatment and care.
Dr Self has been incredibly helpful in diagnosing our daughter’s eye condition. We feel we are in very safe hands and really trust and value his medical opinions.
We saw Mr Self for my 8 year olds eyes. He kept complaining about his eyes hurting. Mr Self thoroughly examined my child’s eyes. Explained what is going on and gave him some tips to help prevent it from reoccurring.
First class service. Mr Self put my Grandson at ease and explained everything he was doing and the reasons why. Thoroughly recommend.
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Jay and I have worked together as juniors and consultants for 20 years. He is extremely personable, down to earth and professional. He has a passion for research. He is a highly skilled paediatric eye doctor and I would highly recommend him
Mr Stephen Lash
Excellent clinician, very personable and a key opinion leader in Nystagmus, paediatric cataracts and oculogenetics. Would highly recommend.
Miss Stephanie West
What are Mr James Edward Self's reviews like?
Mr James Edward Self's overall patient rating is 5 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 10 reviews
What languages does Mr James Edward Self speak?
Mr James Edward Self speaks English
Where is Mr James Edward Self located?
Mr James Edward Self primarily practices at Video Consultation, located at Chalybeate Close, Southampton, United Kingdom, SO16 6UY
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What are Mr James Edward Self working hours?
Mr James Edward Self is working Saturday (08:30 - 13:00, 08:30 - 13:00)
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