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Mr Stephen Charles - Consultant Ophthalmologist:

Mr Stephen CharlesMr Stephen Charles is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal surgeon at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. He has extensive expertise in the surgical and medical treatments of vitreous and retinal diseases: retinal detachment, diabetic eye disease, retinal vein occlusions and macular problems (eg. macular hole, macular pucker/epiretinal membrane, age-related macular degeneration, including intravitreal anti-VEGF therapies) together with modern cataract surgery.

Mr Charles studied Medicine at Oxford University and the Royal London Hospital, qualifying in 1983. He underwent specialist training in Ophthalmology in Newcastle, Cambridge (where he completed an MD thesis in ophthalmic genetics) and Manchester, with extensive sub-specialist training in vitreoretinal surgery. He worked as vitreoretinal fellow in Manchester under Professor David McLeod. Mr Charles then worked as Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon at Ulleval University Hospital, Oslo, Norway, from 1995 until appointed Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in the UK in 1997. He is currently Lead Clinician in the Medical and Surgical Retina Service at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.

Mr Charles has a longstanding interest in medical education and training: he organised the internationally recognised Vitreoretinal Fellowship programme at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital from 2000 until 2011, and remains involved in training vitreoretinal surgeons from the UK and Europe, and as far afield as Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. He regularly gives lectures on vitreoretinal surgery, and is also a regular speaker on ophthalmology training courses for General Practitioners. He is a council member and recent Past President of the North of England Ophthalmological Society as well as being an elected Board Member of BEAVRS (British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons).

Mr Charles is a member of the following professional societies:
British Medical Association
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons
American Academy of Ophthalmology
European Society of Retinal Specialists

Procedures undertaken by Mr Charles:
Cataract surgery (phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation)
Pars plana vitrectomy
Retinal detachment surgery
Macular hole surgery, without prolonged positioning
Intravitreal ocriplasmin (Jetrea) injection for VMA and small macular holes
Removal of epiretinal membranes (macular pucker)
Vitrectomy for diabetic eye disease
Intravitreal injections for diabetic macular oedema
Removal of vitreous floaters
Intravitreal injections for wet age-related macular degeneration
Anti-VEGF injections for age-related macular degeneration
Intravitreal injections for macular oedema
Management of complications of cataract surgery
Secondary lens implantation, various techniques including Artisan lens and scleral haptic fixation of lens implant
Laser capsulotomy
Laser treatment for retinal tears
Laser treatment of diabetic retinopathy
Treatment of retinal vein occlusion by laser and /or intravitreal injection
Ozurdex implants for retinal vein occlusion

 
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