Ewan Craig MB ChB DO FRCOphth
I specialise in cataract and lens surgery, corneal surgery and glaucoma surgery and have broad experience and expertise in all aspects of general ophthalmology.
I come from a family who have long been involved in caring for people’s eyes. My father was a Consultant Ophthalmologist in Yorkshire and my grandfather an optician and pharmacist in Edinburgh (and alongside this calibrated ships' instruments up and down the east coast of Scotland).
Even before completing my undergraduate training, I had decided to pursue a career in Ophthalmology. As a medical student at Leeds University I won the Tomlin Prize for Ophthalmology. I trained as an eye specialist in the North of England, Scotland and at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, where I was fortunate enough to be appointed to a prestigious Fellowship in Corneal and Cataract Surgery under the supervision of Professor John K G Dart.
I was appointed Consultant Ophthalmologist to what is currently the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust in 1997. Since my appointment I have served a four-year term as tutor for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and, for over eight years, held the position of Lead/Chief of Ophthalmology.
I am an active member of:
- Royal College of Ophthalmologists
- Bowman’s Club (UK Corneal surgeons)
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
- United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
- Midland Ophthalmological Society (Former Secretary)
I have a longstanding interest in the development and refinement of new surgical techniques and am therefore able to offer patients the benefit of my experience in the most up-to-date procedures.
I have spoken by invitation at regional and national meetings on both cataract and cornea and in particular, on new techniques for corneal transplantation.