Martin Leyland was appointed to the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading in 2001, working in Reading and at the West Berkshire Community Hospital, Newbury. He specialises in anterior segment ophthalmology, including cataract, corneal, conjunctival and eyelid disease. He also cares for patients with all kinds of ophthalmic disease, including glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration and strabismus (squint). He has an Honorary Contract with Oxford Eye Hospital at the Radcliffe Infirmary, providing sub-specialist anterior segment expertise.
He is also a Clinical Tutor for the department, responsible for the training of their junior doctors. He is a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress and the Cochrane Collaboration for Evidence-based Medicine.