Mr Stuart J McGimpsey

Mr Stuart J McGimpsey

MB, BCh, BAO, BSc Medical Genetics, FRCOphth

Ophthalmology

24 years of experience
14 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

4.91

Explanation

4.97

Top feedback

“No complaints “
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Subspecialties

  • Cataract
  • Retina
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4526913
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    Practices worked at

    Kingsbridge Private Hospital Belfast

    801-815 Lisburn Road, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT9 7GX
    735 reviews

    Cathedral Eye Clinic

    89-91 Academy St, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT1 2LS
    0 reviews

    About

    Mr Stuart McGimpsey is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with over
    10 years of consultancy experience. He is a general ophthalmologist performing
    treatments such as cataract surgery. Mr
    McGimpsey’s specialism is in Vitreoretinal surgery which includes surgical treatments
    for retinal detachment, macular holes, epiretinal membranes and diabetic
    retinopathy. He also has an interest in the treatment of macular degeneration
    and retinal vascular diseases. 

    Mr McGimpsey has been a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the
    Belfast Health and Social Care Trust from April 2009 to the present. Since
    October 2016, he has been the Clinical Lead of the Ophthalmology Macular
    Service at the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust. 

    He completed his Post Graduate Training (Graham Lovett Fellow in
    Vitreoretinal Surgery and Macular Diseases) at Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye
    Hospital. He has an active role in
    teaching and is a Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmology Training
    Committee and is joint Ophthalmology simulation lead in the Belfast Trust.  

    Mr McGimpsey has published a series of research papers:

     · Mikhail MA, Mangioris G, Best RM, McGimpsey S, Chan WC.
    Management of giant retinal tears with vitrectomy and perfluorocarbon liquid
    postoperatively as a short-term tamponade. Eye (Lond). 2017 Aug 11. doi:
    10.1038/eye.2017.157. 

    · Gnana Jothi V, McGimpsey S, Sharkey JA, Chan WC. Retinal
    detachment repair and cataract surgery in patients with atopic dermatitis. Eye
    (Lond). 2017 Aug 11. doi: 10.1038/eye.2017.151. 

    · Mikhail MA, Mangioris G, Casalino G, McGimpsey S, Sharkey
    J, Best R, Chan WC. Outcome of primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
    surgery in a tertiary referral centre in Northern Ireland - A regional study.
    Ulster Med J. 2017 Jan;86(1):15-19 

    · Chamney S, McGimpsey S, McConnell V, Willoughby CE. Iris
    Flocculi as an ocular marker of ACTA2 mutation in familial thoracic aortic
    aneurysms and dissections.Ophthalmic Genet. 2015 Mar;36(1):86-8. 

    · Chakravarthy U, McGimpsey SJ, McAvoy C. How Baseline
    Assessment of AMD Lesion Type Influences Clinical Decisions and Outcomes.
    Retinal Physician July 2010 

    · McGimpsey SJ, Chakravarthy U. VEGF-targeted therapy and
    beyond: pharmacotherapy and emerging treatments in age related macular
    degeneration. Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology, March 2010, Vol. 3, No.
    2, Pages 243-252 

    · McGimpsey SJ, Woodside JV, Cardwell C, Cahill M,
    Chakravarthy U. Homocysteine, MTHFR C677T polymorphism and risk of retinal vein
    occlusion: a meta-analysis. Ophthalmology. 2009 Sep;116(9):1778-1787.e1. 

    · Williams MA, McGimpsey S, Abugreen S, Chan W, Sharkey JA,
    Best RM, Johnston PB. The incidence and rate of rhegmatogenous retinal
    detachment seven years after cataract surgery in patients with high myopia.
    Ulster Med J. 2009 May;78(2):99-104. 

    · McGimpsey SJ, Gillies MC. Treatment of macular
    degeneration- controversy and hope. Br J Ophthalmol. 2008 Mar;92(3):436-7. 

    · Subbiah S, McGimpsey S, Best RM. Retrobulbar hemorrhage
    after sub-Tenon's anesthesia. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2007 Sep;33(9):1651-2. 

    · McGimpsey SJ, Rankin SJA. A Case of Sjögren’s Reticular
    Dystrophy. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007 Jun;125(6):850. 

    · McGimpsey SJ, Cooke CA, Best RM. Laser Pneumatic
    Retinopexy to Treat Recurrent Retinal Detachment Without Detectable Breaks.
    Ophthalmology. 2007 Feb;114(2):401-2. 

    · McGimpsey SJ, Williams M, Mulholland DA. Ten year follow
    up of pigmentary retinopathy associated with 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase
    deficiency. Eye. 2006 Sep;20(9):1074-5 

    · Cooke CA, McGimpsey S, Mahon G, Best RM. An in vitro study
    of human lens epithelial cell adhesion to intraocular lenses with and without a
    fibronectin coating. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2006 Jul;47(7):2985-9. 

    · Williams MA, McGimpsey SJ, Mulholland DA. Cystoid macular
    oedema and renal failure. Med Hypotheses. 2006;66(4):861-2 

    · McGimpsey SJ, Woodside JV, Bamford L, Gilchrist SE,
    Graydon R, McKeeman GC, Young IS, Hughes AE, Patterson CC, O'Reilly D, McGibbon
    D, Chakravarthy U. Retinal vein occlusion, homocysteine, and methylene
    tetrahydrofolate reductase genotype. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2005
    Dec;46(12):4712-6. 

    · McGimpsey SJ, Rankin SJA. An unusual case of intraocular
    foreign body. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2005 Dec;33(6):665 

    · Chan WC, McGimpsey SJ, Murphy MF, Best RM. Suprachoroidal
    haemorrhage following Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy. Clin Experiment
    Ophthalmol. 2005 Jun;33(3):334-5. 

    · Graham LE, McGimpsey S, Wright S, McClean G, Carser J,
    Stevenson M, Wootton R, Taggart AJ. Could a low-cost audio-visual link be
    useful in rheumatology? J Telemed Telecare. 2000;6 Suppl 1:S35-7  

    Procedures

    • Cataract Surgery
    • Complex Cataract Surgery
    • Intravitreal Injection
    • Multifocal Intraocular Lens
    • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
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    Special interests

    • Cataracts
    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Macular Degeneration
    • Macular Hole
    • Retinal Detachment
    • Vitreous Haemorrhage
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    Education

    Qualifications

    MB, BCh, BAO Queen’s University Belfast

    BSc Medical Genetics Queens University Belfast

    FRCOphth


    Additional Training

    Vitreo-retinal fellowship 

    Sydney Eye Hospital 2007


    Professional bodies

    Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

    Member of the British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons (BEAVRS)

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    Reviews

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4.91
    Explanation
    4.97
    Cataract Surgery
    25/34
    Cataract
    5/34
    Cataracts
    2/34
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    Everything clear and treatment efficient
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    Treated very professionally with full explanation of procedures.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Excellent experience. Professional and respectful in all ways. Explained everything well with good communication skills. Very reassuring outcome. Would highly recommend to anyone.
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    Very friendly and understanding
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    Mr McGimpsey was courteous and professional, I felt relaxed and confident during my procedure.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    I recently received cataract surgery treatment from Mr McGimpsey and cannot express my thanks to him enough. He took time to explain everything to me and was professional and careful to ensure I fully understood every step of the procedures I was undergoing. In the operating theatre he was calm and reassuring and his aftercare was first class. In all I found him to be an excellent professional, a caring and skillful surgeon who was also a pleasure to deal with. He was definitely everything I could have hoped for in carryout these operations and by improving my vision he has change my life for the better. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Very plesant made me feel completely at ease and explained everything very clearly
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Stuart was very friendly, had a good manner and made me feel at ease. I felt he was very competent and was very confident with the treatment.
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    He explained what was going to happen clearly and in a supportive way
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