Mr John Brookes

Mr John Brookes

B.Sc. (Hons), MB BS, FRCOphth

Ophthalmology

27 years of experience
17 years as a specialist
Video consultation
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“His very calming manner was reassuring. The confidence in talking through procedures and follow ups to ensure we understood exactly what was going to happen and what to expect. “
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Reviews

5 Overall Patient Trust rating
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Glaucoma
8/14
Glaucoma
8/14
Glaucoma Surgeries
6/14
Baerveldt Implants
4/14
Cataract
4/14
Cataract Surgery
3/14
Trabeculectomy
1/14
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(5/5)
His very calming manner was reassuring. The confidence in talking through procedures and follow ups to ensure we understood exactly what was going to happen and what to expect.
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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Excellent, Very thorough, fully understanding of problem, First time I have used a video consultation. Having the prescription service an added bonus in these current times. Huge Thank you Mr Brookes.
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John Brookes

Grateful for your review, thank you for taking the time. I'm glad you felt reassured.

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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Mr. John Brookes has both saved my young daughter's eyesight in the affected eye, and allowed us as a family to resume a more normal and less stressful family life and routine that had been inmpacted by her condition. We turned to Mr. Brookes after several years of unsuccessful operations and frustration from a health system in another country (we reside in Norway) where, despite all best intentions and promises, the multiple operations in the Norwegian system were simply unsuccessful. Upon contacting Mr. Brookes in the UK out of desperation, he was prompt in responding and resolving an urgent sight-threatening situation including corresponding/diagnosing/advising on the best course of action (operation), assisting and arranging for all logistics associated with two required operations, and ultimately operating with the utmost skill and diligent follow-up to provide the best possible outcome for our daughter. We remain extremely grateful to him and consider him to be exceptional in all senses, hold him in the highest regard, and would most strongly recommend him without reservation!
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John Brookes

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. I'm very grateful for you kind words and delighted to have helped you resume your normal family life again.

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(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
We first met John Brookes in December 2009. Our son, was only 6 weeks old and was diagnosed with glaucoma. As first time parents this came as a HUGE shock and we were most upset. Our first meeting with John was at the Richard Desmond / Moorfields Eye Hospital where he immediately put us at ease. He explained what glaucoma was, the impact this would have on Rafi’s vision and what the plans were. In short there were a lot of options available to us. The first process would be laser. The surgery took place days after our initial consultation, John again made us feel that we were in safe hands, he made the incision and then as he said, checked there was nothing nasty going on. Rafi has been under the expert care of John Brookes for 11 years now, he has had a number of further procedures, an incision, a cataract and then most recently 2015 a tube implant. John has always been on hand with any questions or concerns, especially in the early years when there were a lot! John has always made Rafi and us feel at ease, talks him through each and every appointment. Our Moorfields visits these days thank G-D are less frequent, only twice a year. We feel that John Brookes has really saved Rafi’s sight and can’t thank him enough.
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John Brookes

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and providing valuable feedback. I am honoured. It is a pleasure to review Rafi.

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(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
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(5/5)
In 2017, Mr Brookes reviewed our 5 months old daughter’s medical report from a Greek clinic and advised a 360 trabeculotomy procedure to treat her right-sided ˈPCGˈ. Since the successful operation and full recovery which took place the same year, Mr Brookes has been monitoring and assessing her eyes regularly and carefully until the present day. There ’re just not enough space to express our gratitude, the confidence and reassurance that Mr Brookes inspired to us, throughout our demanding journeys back and forth in the UK over the last four years. He is not only a renowned professional, brilliant and meticulous doctor and one of the best ophthalmic surgeons worldwide, but he is also a wonderful, kind and remarkable person with a warm personality who took such good care of our daughter by his genuine interest. Thank you so much for everything.
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John Brookes

You're welcome. Thank you for your lovely review and taking the time to give your feedback. It is greatly appreciated.

Overall Experience
(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
John is not just a world-class clinician; he’s a fantastic person too. Everything he has said, done and recommended has made a huge difference and been 100% the right thing. He is kind, a brilliant communicator and hugely impressive - and reassuring. After a major eye operation at Moorfields many years ago, I was naturally concerned when my optician highlighted issues. Going to see John has been one of the best investments I’ve ever made. He immediately diagnosed and tackled the issue, stayed totally on top of it, and was perfect in his reading of the situation and timing for me when it was best to have a procedure. Needless to say the operation was a huge success - tackling the medical issue and also massively transforming my vision! The amazing care and added value he brings ranges from working with my optician pre-op to target the best visual outcome, through to helping me at a weekend when I had foolishly run out of meds. I can’t imagine a better snd more talented consultant and surgeon to care for you, explain things and support whether a child, parent or concerned adult like me with a long history. In recent years I have worked closely in my job with two large Acute and three mental health trusts - and some of the UK’s leading clinicians. John ranks at the very top of any such list. I can’t thank or recommend him enough.
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John Brookes

Thank you very much for your lovely review. I am deeply honoured. I appreciate the time you have taken to give feedback.

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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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Following my wife's eye surgery carried out recently by Mr Brooks, I'd would say he's the most professional, friendly and knowledgeable physician that I've ever had the opportunity to interact with regarding a medical service delivery.
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John Brookes

Thank you very much for your lovely feedback and taking the time to write a review.

Overall Experience
(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
John Brookes has been treating me for 10 years .From Diagnosis to ongoing monitoring and treatment choices and subsequently a sequence of procedures I have alway felt informed as to my choices , the procedures have all been delivered as advertised and I have always felt calm and reassured throughout . I have already recommended John Brookes to a friend who has had a similarly good experience
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Overall Experience
(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Tremendously patient, gentle and kind. I have full confidence in his abilities knowing he is foremost in his field.
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John Brookes

Thank you for your kind review.

Overall Experience
(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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Always felt that my son was in a safe pair of hands . I trust the Mr Brooks implicitly and he always has time to explain, takes quick action if needed and coordinates with any other super specialists if needed . A gem of a doctor
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