An experienced Ophthalmic Surgeon, Mr. Crewe-Brown has performed more than 30,000 procedures including LASIK, LASEK and Wavefront-guided treatments as well as undertaking the treatment of complex cases. He is registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and is a fully trained Ophthalmologist who has undergone additional specialist training in refractive surgery.
Mr. Crewe-Brown has over the years has gained vast experience in a wide range of specialities. He is an active member of various affiliated bodies and societies such as the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the British Society of Refractive Surgeons. Twice every year, Mr. Crewe-Brown attends International Medical Advisory Board (IMAB) Conferences and is annually assessed by this board. The panel consists of several of the world’s most eminent Refractive Surgeons including Mr. Steven Schallhorn, former Head of Ophthalmology for the US Navy, Dr. Jan Venter, a world leading Ophthalmic Surgeon, and Mr. Jeffery Machat, co-founder of TLC Vision, one of the largest laser vision correction providers in the world.
Mr. Crewe-Brown undertook his medical and ophthalmic specialist training at the Universities of Cape Town and Natal in South Africa, qualifying as an Ophthalmologist in 1984. He was a founding director of the Optiklin Eye Hospital which is situated east of Johannesburg and is one of the first dedicated eye hospitals in South Africa. He is a founding partner and director of Rosen Eye Associates Ltd where as an Associate he was involved in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, intraocular lens implants and refractive lens exchange programmes. He also worked full-time in a private specialist practice in Durban where he was involved in all aspects of ophthalmic surgery, with special interests in cataract and refractive surgery, including PRK, LASIK, LASEK, refractive lens implantation and exchange, as well as corneal transplantation. Mr. Crewe-Brown relocated to the UK after working as a Senior Consultant with a leading UK laser clinic.
His dedication to his profession and patients is evident from his clinical experience and continued attendance at national and international seminars and conferences as both speaker and delegate.
I am very pleased with the treatment that I received from Mr Crewe-Brown and all the team at Bluewater. The results have been exactly as predicted and I now have excellent vision one month after the operation. It does seem to still be improving mainly with regard to night vision. I would recommend the operation to anyone, but be prepared for a certain amount of discomfort with the lasek treatment. I found that on the first day after the op. I was fighting the painkillers prescribed by not lying down and taking it easy in front of the television. Once I did this, as advised by the team, things did improve. I also found that watching the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice helped as I can't watch it without tears of laughter and sadness. It was a lachrymatory tonic for my predicament!
Having worn glasses for 40 years and now retired I felt it was time for me to treat myself with some personal pampering.The thought of pointing a laser at one eyes is a little daunting, however after reading all the litriture on the subject I desided to go ahead.My intitial consulutation took place in Optical Express's shop in Chelmsford. The consultation lasted well over an hour, the depth of examination along with simple explanation made me feel confident and willing to go ahead with the treatment.The treatment was carried in O E's place in Bluewater Shopping Mall, my Surgeon was Mr Wayne Crewe-Brown I under-went the Wavefront Intralase - Lasik (Primary - Bilateral). The actual treatment took approximately 4 minutes per eye, to be truthfull the only pain I experianced was when a suction device was pressed against the eye, this no more painfull than a slight jab of the thumb.Within a few minutes of the treatment my eye were checked under a microscope, given the all clear I was allowed to leave for home.To be honest, I did experiance some discomfort for the next five hours, it felt as though I had some grit or eye lash in the eye. Next morning my eyes felt quiet comfortable and attending the Chelmsford Shop for an examination I found my vision was better than 20/20. After a week of using the prescribe eye drops my eyes feel very good except they are little light sensitive, this I am told will settle down time.I would and have already recommended the proceedure to other peopleI would also like to add my appreciation to people in Chelmsford and Bluewater.Highly recommend.Many thanksNorman Young