Daniel Byles has been an NHS Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the West of England Eye Unit, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital since 2001. He provides outpatients clinics in Exeter, Axminster and Tiverton hospitals with cataract surgery at Exeter and Axminster. Daniel also provides a subspeciality service in medical and surgical glaucoma management, a dystonia and botulinum toxin clinic, and a visual electrodiagnostic service. Other roles include coordination of the Peninsular Medical School undergraduate course in Exeter. He is working with colleagues at Moorfields Eye Hospital in a national glaucoma treatment trial and with the RNIB on a project to increase detection of glaucoma in the community.
In addition to his NHS work Daniel provides a successful private ophthalmic service with specialist surgery at Exeter Nuffield Hospital, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and Axminster Hospital. This service includes small incision phacoemulsification cataract surgery, refractive lens implant surgery and laser eye correction at Exeter Nuffield Hospital.
Daniel underwent undergraduate medical training at Cambridge University and Bristol University Medical School. He taught Anatomy at Cardiff University Medical School and worked in Neurosurgery before entering Ophthalmology. He completed Ophthalmic training in Oxford with a subspeciality fellowship in anterior segment (cornea) and glaucoma at Bristol Eye Hospital. His refractive training continued from 2002 with courses in East Grinstead and Moorfields and accreditation in use of the Ziemer LDV Femtosecond laser, VISX Star S4 Excimer laser withWavefront technology.
Qualifications and Awards:
? Registered with the General Medical Council as a Specialist in Ophthalmology
? Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
? Certificate of Higher Surgical Training in Ophthalmology
? Member of European Society of Cataract Surgeons
? Member of United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
? Member of United Kingdom and Ireland Glaucoma Society
? Member of the International Society for Electrophysiology of Vision
Excellent service throughout from my initial visit to an open evening at the Nuffield hospital, through the early consultations and then eventually to having the treatment. I am absolutely delighted with the results and would be happy to recommend this procedure to anybody. It is so good to be free after years of contact lenses and glasses! I really couldn't believe how quick the operation was and I can honestly say that I had no after effects at all, no pain and only a slightly dry eye for approx one day after. Thank you.