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Dr Christopher Michael Scott

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MB ChB (Edin)  FRCOphth

Practises at: Albyn Hospital


Personal Profile

At the Albyn, Christopher Scott is able to provide traditional-style medical care, the way it shoud be, from the first long consultation and examination, to discharge after surgery or treatment; ensuring the patient is looked after throughout their effective, modern, treatment by a single, experienced, caring doctor.  
Mr Scott qualified as a doctor in 1989, from Edinburgh Medical School. After training in Ophthalmology in Lanarkshire, Edinburgh, then Sydney, Australia from 1992-2000, in 2000 he was appointed to his current post of Consultant Ophthalmologist at Aberdeen's Forresterhill Hospitals. He holds weekly general and specialty eye clinics for adults and children and has an interest in squint surgery. He performs many cataract operations each week, and trains trainees to perform this important surgery.

With the other 10 NHS consultants locally, he provides NHS general ophthalmology services for adults and children in Grampian and Shetland. He has been the Deanery Training Programme Director from 2004-1011, RCOphth Tutor 2013-17. As a Fellow, he regularly examines for the Royal College Of Ophthalmologists London, and has been examiner for both Edinburgh and Glasgow FRCS. He is Educational Supervisor to 2 trainees, and has been a postgraduate trainer for many years. An Honorary Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology for the University of Aberdeen, he teaches ophthalmology to medical students, orthoptists, optometrists and nurses. He is a medical student Regent.

He is the current (2019 onwards) Clinical Lead of the Eye Health Network which provides local Optometry care for the region.

He is current (2022 onwards) president of the historic Scottish Ophthalmological Club which meets nationally twice a year.

He has provided private ophthalmology services, medical and surgical, to many thousands of highly satisfied patients of the north of Scotland since 2001.

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Dr Scott advises patients attending a consultation for cataract surgery to please bring with you to the appointment:

  • Your glasses (if you have)
  • Your glasses prescription (if you have)
  • A list of medications, including any eye medications. 
  • Your pupils will likely be dilated at the consultation, and you will not be able to drive immediately afterwards, therefore please make alternative travel arrangements.
  • Your appointment can last about 1 to 1.5 hours (irrespective of the length of the consultation slot)

Clinical Interests

  • Cataract Surgery:
    • Monofocal and multifocal implant
    • Laser capsulotomy
  • Adult squint  correction
  • General Ophthalmology:
    • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Eyelid Surgery: Cysts, Lesions, Ectropion, Entropion

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth)
  • Scottish Ophthalmological Club (SOC)
  • British and Irish Paediatric Ophthalmology Association (BIPOSA)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Cataract Surgery FAQs

What does cataract surgery involve?

Dr Christopher Scott, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon answers some common questions about cataract surgery. 

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YAG Laser Capsulotomy

YAG Laser Capsulotomy is a procedure that improves the clarity of a patient's vision if it deteriorates after having cataract surgery.

Dr Christopher Scott, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Albyn Hospital explains how YAG Laser Capsulotomy is performed. 

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