Miss Faye Mellington

Consultant Ophthalmic, Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgeon

BMBCh(Oxon), MA(Oxon), FRCOphth(Lond)

Personal profile

Faye Mellington read Medicine at Oxford University and graduated with degrees in Medicine and Physiological Sciences (First class) winning several prizes and awards. After initial experience in Emergency Medicine in Australia, and Anatomy Prosection at Oxford University, she undertook specialist Ophthalmic training in London and then the Oxford Deanery. 

Miss Mellington’s subspecialist expertise in Oculoplastic and Orbital surgery was developed over several years through advanced subspeciality training in Oxford and Buckinghamshire and as an Oculoplastic and Orbital Fellow at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre (BMEC) and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

Faye Mellington is a currently a full-time Consultant Ophthalmic Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgeon at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, one of the largest facilities of its kind in Europe. She was appointed in 2015 and is the lead Orbital Surgeon. She is also an honorary Ophthalmic Consultant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

Professional Memberships

  • Medical Defence Union
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • British Oculoplastic Surgery Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

Clinical Interests

Miss Mellington specialises in all aspects of eyelid, lacrimal (tear drainage), eye socket and orbital disease, and also has a weekly general ophthalmology clinic. 

She has a specific interest in eyelid biopsy, tumour removal and reconstruction, eyelid lifts, brow lifts, cosmetic eyelid surgery and non-surgical facial rejuvenation, blepharospasm, watery eye surgery (punctoplasty, eyelid tightening, dacryocystorhinotomy), orbital disease (including causes of bulging eyes), thyroid eye disease, eye removal and eye socket reconstruction.

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