Mr Huw Jenkins

Consultant Ophthalmologist & Vitreoretinal Surgeon

BMedSci BM BS FRCOphth

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Mr Huw Jenkins is a Consultant Ophthalmic and Vitreoretinal Surgeon, at Hywel Dda University Health Board. He is based at Glangwili General Hospital, Carmarthen.

Mr Jenkins treats all aspects of Ophthalmology and has sub-specialist expertise in the management of retinal conditions. After qualifying from Nottingham University Medical School in 2001, he completed the All-Wales Ophthalmology specialist registrar higher training rotation and then undertook a vitreoretinal fellowship at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and King Edward VII, Windsor before appointment to his current Consultant post in 2015.

Mr Jenkins has a particular interest in cataract surgery and teaches cataract surgery within the NHS. He specialises in the management of complex cataract cases, revision surgery, secondary lens implant, toric lens, dislocated lenses and cataract surgery complications. 

Mr Jenkins has established and leads the new vitreoretinal surgery service for Hywel Dda, managing acute retinal problems (such as retinal detachment, macula hole, vitreous haemorrhage, epiretinal membrane, diabetic retinopathy and trauma). He is also the diabetic retinopathy lead and runs the urgent laser service at Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli and provides a range of intra-vitreal treatments (such as anti-VEGF and Ozurdex) at Amman Valley Hospital for conditions such as AMD, diabetic maculopathy and retinal vein occlusion. 


Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • British & Eire Association Vitreoretinal Surgeons
  • European Society of Retina Specialists
  • United Kingdom & Ireland Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • General Medical Council
  • British Medical Association

Clinical Interests

  • Cataract Surgery (straightforward, complex, special lens implantation)
  • Yag Laser
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Vitreoretinal surgery
  • Retinal disease
  • Age-related macular degeneration

Current NHS and /or University Posts

Glangwili General Hospital

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