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Stephanie West

Stephanie West is a highly-experienced consultant ophthalmic surgeon

Medbelle position

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Titles

BM, FRCOphth, MBA

Specialisation

Eye Surgery

Stephanie West

Summary

Stephanie West is an award-winning consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Southampton General Hospital. She leads the tertiary oculomotility service and has extensive expertise in treating adult and paediatric oculomotility problems (double vision (diplopia), squint (strabismus), abnormal head posture, amblyopia) with medical, surgical and optical treatments. She is frequently invited to speak at national conferences, most recently for the Royal College of Ophthalmology Congress and the British Isles Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus meetings. Patients describe her as reassuring, having attention to detail and hard-working.

Positions

  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust 2013 - Present
  • Board Member AOO Specialist Indemnity Scheme 2018 - Present

Education

  • Masters of Business Administration Warwick Business School 2014
  • Fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Moorfields Eye Hospital, London 2012
  • Fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus The Hospital for Sick Children (Sickkids), Toronto 2011
  • FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2011
  • MRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2005
  • Bachelor of Medicine University of Southampton 2001

Awards and achievements

  • Innovation and Wealth Creation Accelerator Fund Grant 2014
  • Moorfields League of Friends Grant 2013
  • The J D Morin Prize for Best Fellow, Sickkids Toronto 2012
  • The Cheltenham Travel Award 2011
  • The David Telling Charitable Trust 2007
  • The Elkington prize for Ophthalmology 2001

Professional memberships

  • General Medical Council (GMC number) 6026939
  • British Isles Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Association (BIPOSA)
  • American Association for Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • British Medical Association

Specialist surgical interests

  • Amblyopia
  • Squints
  • Squint surgery
  • Strabismus
  • Complex Squints
  • Adjustable strabismus surgery
  • Eye movement disorders
  • Cataracts
  • Paediatric Eye Conditions
  • Children
  • Double Vision
  • Diplopia
  • Lazy Eye
  • Cataract surgery
  • Blurred Vision
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