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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).
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.
- 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
- Eye Problems
- Vision Problems
- Droopy Eyelid (Ptosis)
- Eyelid Lumps and Bumps
- Eyelid Cyst (Chalazion)
- Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)
- Dry Eyes
- Floaters (Eye)
- Eye Tumours
- Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
- Eye Infection
- Eye Problem
BMedSci (1st class Honours) 1999 - University of Birmingham
MBChB (with Honours) 2002 - University of Birmingham
PhD 2015 - University of Birmingham
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)
"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."
"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. "