Mr Mark Costen

Mr Mark Costen

BSc, MB BS, FRCOphth


29 years of experience
18 years as a specialist


  • Cataract
  • Retina
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4019323
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £125

    Follow-up appointment: £70

    Practices worked at

    Spire Hull & East Riding Hospital

    Classic Hospital Hull & East Riding Lowfield Road, Hull, United Kingdom, HU10 7AZ
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    Mr Mark Costen is a consultant ophthalmologist based at Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital. Additionally, he is the Joint Clinical Lead for Ophthalmology at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

    He specialises in vitreoretinal surgery and cataract surgery and is skilled in the treatment of a wide range of retinal problems, as well as complex cataract surgery, having performed more than 3,000 vitreoretinal procedures and 6,000 cataract procedures during his 17 years of practice.

    He undertakes all forms of retinal and vitreous surgery, treating conditions including:

    • Macular hole
    • Vitreomacular traction syndrome
    • Epiretinal membrane
    • Retinal detachment
    • Diabetic eye disease
    • Vitreous haemorrhage
    • Vitreous floaters
    • Eye trauma
    • Complications of cataract surgery

    Mr Costen completed his specialist training in Southampton and undertook a fellowship at the renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. He is also a surgical trainer and has trained numerous fellows in retinal surgery who have later become consultants. He is currently a fellowship examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and a senior clinical tutor at Hull York Medical School.

    Mr Costen has also previously been the principal investigator for a number of surgical retina clinical trials.

    He is married with three children and is actively involved in his local church. His hobbies include cycling, music and gardening.


    • Cataract Surgery
    • Complex Cataract Surgery
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    Special interests

    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Floaters (Eye)
    • Macular Hole
    • Retinal Detachment
    • Retinal Tear
    • Vitreous Haemorrhage
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    BSc (Hons) Anatomy, London University, 1990

    MB BS, University of London, 1993

    FRCOphth, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, 1998

    Professional Memberships:

    British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons

    American Academy of Ophthalmology

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