Mr Geraint Williams

Consultant Ophthalmologist

MBBCh, BSc, PhD, FRCOphth

Personal profile

Mr Williams leads the cornea and external disease service in Worcestershire. He specialises in cataract and refractive surgery and complex corneal and external disease including corneal transplantation. This includes ocular surface inflammation, infection and scarring, corneal dystrophies such as Fuchs’ Endothelial Corneal Dystrophies, Keratoconus and dry eye disorders. His interest in cataract surgery includes patients with previous laser refractive surgery, astigmatism and the use of premium lenses to restores sight.

Mr Williams trained in South Wales, the Oxford and West Midlands Deaneries. He was awarded a prestigious Wellcome Trust clinical research fellowship in 2008, completing his PhD in 2012 and achieving international prizes for his work in to scarring diseases of the ocular surface. He was an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology at the University of Birmingham from 2012 to 2014. He subsequently combined his research work at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) with his clinical fellowship in the cornea and external eye disease department of the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), working with international leaders in their field.

Mr Williams is passionate about teaching and is an honorary clinical senior lecturer at the University of Birmingham. His research interests include methods to detect inflammation and progressive scarring on the ocular surface, how the immune system responds to infection and how improved measurement such as imaging systems can help detect these responses. His further interests include the role of lasers in improving outcomes in cataract and corneal surgery. He speaks widely to audiences in the UK and abroad and is a reviewer for numerous ophthalmic and scientific journals

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology
  • International Ocular Surface Society
  • The Bowman Club
  • The Midland Ophthalmological Society
  • United Kingdom Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • British Medical Association
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Clinical Interests

  • Cataract Surgery including premium intra-ocular lens implantation and astigmatic correction
  • Lamellar Corneal Transplantation
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking
  • YAG laser capsulotomy
  • Amniotic Membrane Transplantation
  • Keratoconus Monitoring

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