Dr James Angus Scott

Consultant Ophthalmologist


Personal profile

Dr Scott completed his undergraduate studies at Middlesex Hospital, London including an intercalated BSc in medical physics. His junior posts were in London, Essex, Bournemouth, Worthing and Barnsley in general medicine, neurology, neurosurgery and ophthalmology.

He was a registrar on Liverpool Rotation including Alder Hey paediatrics and Warrington phacoemulsification programme and a senior registrar in Aberdeen including Orkney and Shetland.

Dr Scott has fellowships in the cornea at Liverpool/Manchester and a travelling fellow in Cornea at Singapore National Eye Centre.

He has been a consultant in Forth Valley since 1999 – including 10 years as Clinical Lead, 10 years as Expert member Research Ethics Committee, Medical appraiser and Clinical Supervisor for undergraduates and specialist trainees.

Dr Scott is an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow for ophthalmology and an expert adviser for NHS Education Scotland consultant appointment committees. He has contributed to a number of publications and presentations on a wide range of subjects and to varied audiences; is a peer review for learned journals; expert adviser for the Scottish Medicines Consortium and the founder clinician of multidisciplinary low vision clinic, Forth Valley Sensory Centre.

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council
  • Medical Protection Society
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • Bowman Club [cornea special interest]
  • Scottish Ophthalmology Club
  • Cross-Party Committee on Low Vision [Holyrood]
  • International Society of Bilateral Cataract Surgeons
  • Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management of Royal College of Physicians
  • British Medical Association
  • Hospital Consultants & Specialists Association
  • European Corneal Conference Member

Clinical Interests

  • General ophthalmology
  • Cataract including toric lenses
  • Anterior segment eye pathology: external diseases, cornea and dry eye
  • Lacrimal disease and endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dystonia and botulinum therapies
  • Low vision
  • Strabismus

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