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Mr Richard Scawn

Consultant Ophthalmologist & Oculoplastic Surgeon

MBBS, FRCOphth, Fellowship in Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Practises at: The Chiltern Hospital


Personal Profile

Please note that Mr Scawn does not see patients with cataracts. Please book in with one of our other ophthalmology consultants for cataract procedures.  

Richard is an experienced consultant ophthalmologist with extensive sub-specialist expertise in oculoplastic surgery. He completed ten years of ophthalmology specialist training in London, UK with four years Moorfields Eye Hospital.

In 2012 he was awarded the Keeler Scholarship from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists for his Orbital and Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive fellowship of California, USA.

Richard then completed two more prestigious oculoplastic fellowships at

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, obtaining extensive sub-speciality experience in eyelid, lacrimal and orbital surgery.

Richard was appointed at Buckinghamshire NHS Trust in 2016 to lead the Oculoplastic service at Stoke Mandeville and Wycombe Hospitals, prior to this he was a locum consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He was appointed at Chelsea & Westminster in 2018 to lead the oculoplastic service and is a member of the Craniofacial Multidisciplinary Team. Richard is also the ophthalmologist at The Royal Marsden Hospital, Chelsea.

Featured in the Tatler Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide 2020

“Richard’s experience managing and operating on complex eyelid medical conditions, coupled with his aesthetic surgery training in London and California means he is ideally qualified to consult with regard any eyelid issues as well as patients considering cosmetic eyelid surgery or anti-wrinkle treatments”

Clinical Interests

  • Eyelids
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Ptosis 
  • Entropion
  • Ectropion
  • Eye lid cancer
  • Watery eyes
  • Dry eyes
  • Chalazion
  • Blepharitis
  • Eyelid lumps and blemishes
  • Aesthetic and cosmetic eyelid surgery

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Member of British Oculoplastic Society
  • Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

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Professional Memberships