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Mr Matthew Edmunds

Consultant Ophthalmic & Oculoplastic Surgeon

BMedSci (Hons), MBChB (Hons), MRCP, FEBO, FRCOphth, PhD

Practices at: The Droitwich Spa Hospital

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Personal Profile

Mr Edmunds is a Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon and carries out his NHS work at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. He has extensive training from national centres of excellence in the assessment and management of the full range of oculoplastic (eyelid), lacrimal (tear system) and orbit (eye socket) conditions.

Mr Edmunds graduated from the University of Birmingham with Honours in 2002, gaining the 'Queen's Scholarship' for overall joint first place in his medical school graduation year. He also gained an intercalated First Class Honours medical science degree in Pharmacology.

He trained in general and emergency medicine in Auckland, New Zealand and at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (2003 - 2006). Mr Edmunds trained in Ophthalmology on the West Midlands Deanery Ophthalmic Specialist Training Programme (2007 - 2017).

During this time he published numerous research abstracts and articles in peer-reviewed journals. He regularly presents his work at national and international academic meetings. A regularly updated list of his publications can be found here.

Mr Edmunds gained a prestigious Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellowship and undertook cutting-edge laboratory-based research (2010 - 2013) into Thyroid Eye Disease (also known as Graves' Orbitopathy) at the University of Birmingham, gaining his doctorate (PhD) in 2015.

He undertook advanced sub-specialty training in Oculoplastics at the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre, followed by Oculoplastic surgery fellowships at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

Mr Edmunds attained a range of prestigious regional, national and international awards during his training, including the Richard Collin European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Junior Award (2013), the Midland Ophthalmological Society Junior Award (2013 & 2014), the Royal College of Ophthalmologists John Lee Award (2014), the Roper-Hall Prize Medal (2014) and the Ian Fraser Cup of the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress (2016).

His aim is to use his expertise to provide a high-quality, up-to-date and bespoke service for his patients. Mr Edmunds endeavours to provide the type of personal care for his patients that he would expect for one of his own family.

Clinical Interests

Clinical Interests

  • General ophthalmic problems (sore, gritty, itchy, painful eyes, visual loss, double vision)
  • Cataracts (including YAG laser for capsular opacification)
  • Eyelid tumours (including cancers) requiring excision and reconstruction
  • In-turned (entropion) and out-turned eyelids (ectropion)
  • Droopy eyebrows (brow ptosis) and eyelids (upper lid ptosis)
  • Upper lid skin 'hooding' (requiring upper lid blepharoplasty)
  • Benign eyelid cysts, lumps and skin tags
  • Facial 'twitching' (blepharospasm or hemifacial spasm)
  • Artificial eyes, painful, blind eyes and socket issues in those who have previously had eye removal
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Facial palsy
  • Watery eyes
  • Dry Eyes

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Oculoplastic Surgical Society
  • European Board of Ophthalmology
  • European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • British Medical Association
  • Midland Ophthalmological Society

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

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