Williamson, Tom - consultant ophthalmologist


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Tom Williamson - consultant ophthalmologist


Tel: 020 7188 4320

Area of expertise: cataract vitreoretinal

  • Biography

    Tom Williamson is a vitreoretinal surgeon and performs all vitreoretinal procedures and cataract surgery.

    Tom has 20 years' experience in vitreoretinal surgery. His book, entitled 'Vitreoretinal Surgery' is the premier text for training in vitreoretinal surgery internationally. 

    Tom has over 140 publications on clinical topics in vitreoretinal surgery and ophthalmology, making him one of the premier opinions in vitreoretinal surgery internationally. He has the largest single surgeon dataset of vitreoretinal procedures (with over 8,000 operations) in the UK.

    Patients attend his practice from all over the world, including Europe, USA, China, Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean.

  • Education and training

    Tom Williamson graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1984 and trained in ophthalmology in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Cambridge and London.

    He has had many training leadership positions and is currently ophthalmology training program director in south London.

  • Specialist interests

    • vitreoretinal disorders

    • retinal detachment

    • macular hole

    • epiretinal membrane

    • complications of diabetic retinopathy

    • severe ocular trauma

    • complications of anterior segment surgery

    • surgical management of uveitis

    • cataract surgery.

  • Research interests

    Tom performs investigations to determine ways of maximizing success rates and reducing complication rates of complex surgery and he is in demand as a international lecturer on this subject. He has also applied computational modeling systems in the investigation of diagnosis and surgical management of the retina. 

    Tom set up and directed the Eyehope charity for five years and performs duties for Fight for Sight and the World Sight Foundation.

  • Awards

    North of England ophthalmological society medal, 2012.