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Mr James Myerscough

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon


Practices at: Southend Private Hospital

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Personal Profile

James is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon specialising in complex cataract surgery and corneal transplantation. He trained across different centres in the UK, before completing a fellowship in cornea and laser assisted cataract surgery at Cambridge University NHS Hospital. Passionate about further improving visual outcomes for his patients, he moved to Italy to learn ‘first-hand’ cutting edge techniques in one of the most prestigious surgical centres in the world under the mentorship of the global pioneer Professor Massimo Busin. James has integrated these techniques into his UK practice to benefit local patients.

James is actively engaged in research, evidenced by his regular publications in high impact peer reviewed scientific journals on the topic of novel techniques of corneal transplantation. In addition to running a corneal fellowship programme in which he trains international candidates on a one year programme in the NHS at Southend, he lectures internationally, and runs surgical courses for surgeons around Europe via the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

James’ comprehensive training and experience underpins the bespoke service he is able to offer his patients, with a particular interest in reducing spectacle dependence following cataract surgery. James knows just how personal important decisions relating to our eyesight are, and, for that reason, takes time in clinic to thoroughly understand each patient’s visual experience and requirements before discussing a tailored treatment plan.

Membership Interests

Clinical Interests

  • Laser assisted cataract surgery
  • Complex cataract surgery
  • Spectacle independence
  • Corneal transplantation
  • Dry eye disease
  • Keratoconus
  • Eyelid surgery
  • General ophthalmology

Professional Memberships

  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • British Society of Refractive Surgeons

Current NHS and /or University Posts

Southend & Basildon University NHS