Interview transcription

What makes Grange Eye Consultants special?

We interviewed Robert Morris to understand what makes Grange Eye Consultants special.

We have experience

I think what makes us special is that we’re all very experienced surgeons. We have a long history as NHS consultants in both general ophthalmology, cataract, and refractive surgery. We’ve all trained in excellent institutions, and we’ve all been trainers of new doctors and medical students, trainee doctors, and ophthalmic surgeons.

We are trainers

We’ve all taught people how to do surgery. In the last ten years, I’ve not only been teaching trainee doctors how to do surgery, but I’ve also been teaching other consultants on how to do advanced cataract surgery. There’s nothing like teaching to know if you know something. Often you may think you know something and then somebody asks you a question, and you can’t explain it.

We are experts

All of us have had such a commitment to teaching and training over the years and doing research and publishing that we really understand our subject. You can’t teach somebody to be an excellent surgeon unless you’re an excellent surgeon yourself. Over the years, so many people have come to visit us and watch us operate. This shows the depth of our experience and why we are, as a group of consultants, doing so well.

About the Author

Mr Robert Morris

BSc(Hons), MB BS (Hons), MRCP, FRCS, FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Robert Morris trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, part of the University of London, and graduated with Honours in his final examinations. Robert completed his post-graduate ophthalmic training at the renowned units in Oxford Eye Hospital and London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital. Within the NHS, he has performed over 12,000 cataract procedures. He has an interest in squint surgery and is a national expert in this field. In addition to his NHS work, Robert manages a successful independent private practice. He continually updates his training to keep abreast with the latest technology and techniques in refractive surgery.