Mr Matthew Edwards has been a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital for twenty years, specialising in cataract, corneal, ocular surface and refractive surgery. He obtained a degree in pharmacology and then qualified from Leeds University Medical School, going on to train in ophthalmology in Leeds, Sheffield and Auckland.
Mr Edwards is the clinical lead in cornea at the Hallamshire, a unit which undertake about a hundred corneal transplants a year on patients from throughout North Trent. Depending on indication, this includes endothelial, deep anterior & penetrating keratoplasty. He has wide experience in other ocular anterior-segment surgery techniques as well as medical management of ocular surface disease. Sheffield was the first NHS facility to offer corneal Collagen Cross-Linking for the management of keratoconus and along with Intra-Corneal Ring Segment surgery and keratoplasty, remains a specialist centre for this condition.
Mr Edwards established and continues to run the Sheffield Vision Centre, a private refractive surgery unit within the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. It remains one of the few centres in the United Kingdom that undertakes Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) for myopia as well as LASIK. It also has a large Refractive Lens Exchange practice offering amongst other things, multifocal lenses for the management of presbyopia. Out of work his interests are family, road-cycling and playing the piano.