Mr Matthew Edmunds

Mr Matthew Edmunds

PhD MRCP FEBO FRCOphth

Ophthalmology

Offers video consultation
Recommended by 2 specialists
20 years of experience
4 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.96

Bedside Manner

4.96

Explanation

4.96

Top feedback

“From our first meeting through to surgery and then to the ‘follow up’ appointment Mr Edmunds put me at ease with his manner, made sure I understood the procedure, and the aftercare needed. During the surgery again Mr Edmunds explain each step along the way and again put me at ease with his explanation. I am thrilled at the outcome of my surgery as I now enjoy greater and brighter vision and consider Mr Edmunds work as a great success. “
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Subspecialties

  • Cataract
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6048867
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    Spire South Bank Hospital

    139 Bath Road, Worcester, United Kingdom, WR5 3YB
    81 reviews

    The Droitwich Spa Hospital

    St Andrews Rd, Droitwich Spa, United Kingdom, WR9 8DN
    44 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

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    09:30 - 17:00
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    About

    I am a full-time Consultant Ophthalmic & Oculoplastic Surgeon at Worcestershire Acute Hospital NHS Trust with a private practice based at BMI The Droitwich Spa Hospital. As well as managing general ophthalmic problems (sore, gritty, itchy, painful eyes, visual loss, double vision), and undertaking cataract surgery, I have a particular specialist interest in the assessment and management of all oculoplastic (eyelid), lacrimal (tear system) and orbit (eye socket) conditions.

    Further information can be found on my personal website: www.matthewedmunds.co.uk

    Areas of particular expertise:

    • Benign eyelid cysts, lumps and skin tags
    • In-turned (entropion) and out-turned eyelids (ectropion)
    • Droopy eyebrows (brow ptosis) and eyelids (upper lid ptosis)
    • Upper lid skin 'hooding', 'eye bags' and excess (requiring upper lid blepharoplasty)
    • Eyelid tumours (including cancers) requiring excision and reconstruction
    • Facial 'twitching' (blepharospasm or hemifacial spasm) requiring Botulinum toxin (Botox) treatment
    • Thyroid Eye Disease (also known as Graves' orbitopathy)
    • Facial (‘Bell’s’) palsy
    • Watery eyes
    • Dry eyes
    • Artificial eyes, painful, blind eyes and socket issues in those who have previously had eye removal

    Background and Education:

    Originally from South Wales, I graduated from the University of Birmingham with Honours in 2002, gaining the 'Queen's Scholarship' for overall joint first place my medical school graduation year, as well as an intercalated First Class Honours medical science degree in Pharmacology.

    I have an excellent grounding in general and emergency medicine having initially trained in Auckland, New Zealand and at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (2003 - 2006). This included rotations in Neurosurgery at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham as well as wide-ranging experience in such areas as Rheumatology, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Respiratory and Renal medicine and Infectious Diseases and HIV. I became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 2006.

    Specialist Ophthalmic & Oculoplastic Training:

    I trained in Ophthalmology on the West Midlands Deanery Ophthalmic Specialist Training programme (2007 - 2017) and went on to undertake extra advanced sub-specialty training in Oculoplastics at the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre, as well as further specialist Oculoplastic surgery fellowships at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. I spent a period as a visiting scholar in Oculoplastics at the Kellogg Eye Center, Michigan, USA.

    Professional Affiliations & Memberships:

    I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth) and European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO) and a member of the British Oculoplastic Surgical Society (BOPSS) and European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS).

    Research & Academia:

    I have published numerous research abstracts and articles in peer-reviewed journals and regularly present my work at national and international academic meetings. In particular, I gained a prestigious Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellowship and undertook cutting-edge laboratory-based research (2010 - 2013) into the immunological basis of Thyroid Eye Disease (also known as Graves' Orbitopathy) at the University of Birmingham, gaining my doctorate (PhD) in 2015.

    From 2014 to 2017 I was the University of Birmingham Academic Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology, undertaking further clinical research projects and regularly teaching medical students. During this time I co-authored the ‘Orbit’ and ‘Ocular Trauma’ chapters of the Oxford Handbook of Ophthalmology and was lead organiser of the OCULUS FRCOphth Part 2 course at Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre.

    Professional Prizes, Scholarships & Awards:

    I have attained a range of prestigious regional, national and international awards during my training, including the Richard Collin European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Junior Award (2013), the Midland Ophthalmological Society Junior Award (2013 & 2014), the Royal College of Ophthalmologists John Lee Award (2014) and Sir William Lister Award (2014), the Roper-Hall Prize Medal (2014), the Ian Fraser Cup of the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress (2016) and the Kestrel Ophthalmics Challenge Cup (2018).

    Ethos:

    My aim is to use my training to provide a modern, comprehensive and individualised service for my patients. I always endeavour to provide the type of personal care that I would expect for one of my own family.

    Procedures

    • Routine Eye Exam
    • New Eye Exam
    • Cataract Surgery
    • Minor Eyelid Procedures
    • Blepharoplasty (Eye Lid Surgery)
    • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
    • Ptosis Repair
    • Blocked Tear Duct (NLDO) Surgery
    • Orbital Surgeries
    • Video Consultation
    • Urgent Eye Care
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    Special interests

    • Eye Problems
    • Vision Problems
    • Cataracts
    • Entropion
    • Ectropian
    • Droopy Eyelid (Ptosis)
    • Eyelid Lumps and Bumps
    • Eyelid Cyst (Chalazion)
    • Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)
    • Blepharitis
    • Demodex
    • Dry Eyes
    • Floaters (Eye)
    • Eye Tumours
    • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
    • Eye Infection
    • Eye Problem
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    Education

    Education:


    BMedSci (1st class Honours) 1999 - University of Birmingham

    MBChB (with Honours) 2002 - University of Birmingham

    PhD 2015 - University of Birmingham


    Memberships:


    Royal College of Ophthalmologists (MRCOphth 2008, FRCOphth 2015)

    Royal College of Physicians (MRCP 2006)

    European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO 2014)

    British Medical Association (BMA)

    Midland Ophthalmological Society (MOS)

    British Oculoplastic Surgical Society (BOPSS)

    European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS)

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    Reviews

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.96
    Bedside Manner
    4.96
    Explanation
    4.96
    Cataract
    8/23
    Blepharoplasty (Eye Lid Surgery)
    7/23
    Eyelid Cyst (Chalazion)
    5/23
    Ectropian
    2/23
    Eyelid Lumps and Bumps
    2/23
    Minor Eyelid Procedures
    2/23
    Blepharitis
    1/23
    Blocked Tear Duct (NLDO) Surgery
    1/23
    Cataract Surgery
    1/23
    Demodex
    1/23
    Droopy Eyelid (Ptosis)
    1/23
    Entropion
    1/23
    Urgent Eye Care
    1/23
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    From our first meeting through to surgery and then to the ‘follow up’ appointment Mr Edmunds put me at ease with his manner, made sure I understood the procedure, and the aftercare needed. During the surgery again Mr Edmunds explain each step along the way and again put me at ease with his explanation. I am thrilled at the outcome of my surgery as I now enjoy greater and brighter vision and consider Mr Edmunds work as a great success.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excellent surgeon and very professional . He made the experience a lot easier by his very reassuring manner .From the first appointment when I saw Mr Edmunds he put me at ease explained everything and is so gentle during the surgery and I do hope that he and no one else will be available to do my other eye.Having worked in the health service as a trained nurse for a long time I would certainly place Mr Edmunds top of the list for his reassuring professional manner . A huge thank you .!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Matthew was very professional and explained the procedure fully from our first consultation to the follow up 6 weeks after the procedure was performed. Matthew and the theatre staff were very kind and reassuring throughout the whole process and the procedure itself was completely free of any pain. The procedure to correct an ectropian of my left lower eyelid was completed in about an half hour or so, and the eyepatch came off after 24 hours. there followed 2 weeks of self administered antibiotic gel into the eye , after that all done. Soluble stitched were all gone by 6 weeks. I am absolutely delighted with the result and so glad ive had it done ! a great big thank you to Matthew and all involved !!!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I found that on the initial meeting Mr Edmunds went through, in some detail, what happens during the procedure. This reassurance was repeated during the procedure. Mr Edmunds was professional and friendly throughout and I would happily recommend him to others.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very personable, good explanation of procedure. Gave me time to ask questions with no pressure on time. Any problems following discharge I had a contact. Follow up appointment good.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Right from the start I was made to feel at ease. Everything was explained to me in a way that was easy for me to understand and I felt I was able to make an informed choice based on all available options. The execution of the procedure was to the highest standard and I am delighted with the results.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Mr Edmunds and his team were all first class, their attention and thoughtfulness throughout the process made my surgery a much less daunting experience. During initial consultations, Mr Edmunds explained and discussed all treatment options with me patiently and clearly, giving me confidence in the chosen procedure. His post-operative care has also been excellent and swiftly delivered.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I had contact with Mr Edmunds in relation to my father's ectropion/punctoplasty and subsequent cataract op a month or so later. I found Matt to be very professional, patient and kind and always available to answer questions and provide reassurance. He made the booking process easy and put my father at ease. My father is very happy with the results of the surgery and we recommend him without reservation.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    No facial surgery is something to look forward to ! however Mr Edmonds took time and trouble to put me at ease. The experience was actually pleasant and painless. He and all his staff could not have been kinder or more thoughtful. Thank you all 😎
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr M Edmunds put me a ease at our first meeting ,the operations (ive had both eyes done ) were pain free as stated by Mr Edmunds before hand .The care given by all was outstanding. i have no problem recommending Mr M Edmunds to you outstanding surgeon 12 out of 10, thank you my sight is fantastic now regards john
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 specialists
    Mr Ranjit Nair
    Mr Ranjit Nair
    Ophthalmology
    Is a colleague

    "Mr.Edmunds has been my colleague for more than 5 years. He is a highly qualified Oculoplastic surgeon and well liked by his colleagues and patients. I consider Mr.Edmunds as a very competent cataract and oculoplastic surgeon who provides excellent quality of care to his patients."

    23-01-2022

    Recommended for:
    Demodex, Cataracts, Blepharitis
    , Ectropian, Entropion, Eyelid Cyst (Chalazion), Eyelid Lumps and Bumps, Droopy Eyelid (Ptosis)
    Mr Salman Mirza
    Mr Salman Mirza
    Ophthalmology
    Is a colleague

    "Mr Edmunds is an accomplished oculoplastics surgeon and colleague performing eyelid surgery including correction of entropion, ectropion, blepharoplasty, ptosis and lumps around eyelids. He also treats conditions which cause watery eyes such as blocked tear ducts. He practices in Worcestershire in the NHS as well as private sector to a very high level. "

    15-06-2021

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