Miss Tree Richardson

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Mbbs (hons), Bsc, FRCS (ophth)

Personal profile

Miss Tree Richardson has been a Consultant Ophthalmologist at BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital since 2003. Miss Richardson first trained in Psychology at the University of London, and later qualified with an honours degree in Medicine from the Royal Free Hospital, London.

She went on to receive her specialist ophthalmology training at Moor Fields Eye Hospital, in the North Thames rotation from 1992-2001. She then obtained a fellowship in retina conditions, at the Moorfields Eye Hospital and was appointment a consultant eye surgeon at Croydon University Hospital shortly after, in 2002.

Miss Richardson has been a Consultant for 19 years. She has achieved 4 clinical excellence awards whilst working at Croydon University Hospital but is now currently working for Imperial Health care trust. Miss Richardson is proud of the fact that she was trained by the best of the best and a personal aim of hers is to pass on her extensive training and knowledge to the next generation of doctors.

Furthermore, Miss Richardson is a member of Euretina and a fellow of the RCOphth and also FRCS Edenborough. Currently, she teaches regularly to a wide range of professional including nurse practitioners technical staff and optometrists

She is an experienced trainer in cataract surgery at Imperial health care trust and due to this continuing experience; furthermore she has performed thousands of laser surgeries in retina and glaucoma operations.  Miss Richardson thrives in complex cataract surgeries.

Miss Richardson has Honours in Surgery and medicine a BSC in psychology and won there Frances Williams prize for overall best student in year at medical school. Aided by her degree in Psychology, Miss Richardson is aware of the different emotions patients needing surgery and other treatments for eye conditions may experience.

Her knowledge of psychology enables her to provide a tailored treatment plan with the correct support for each patient. She aims to provide each patient with as much clear and relevant, patient-friendly information as possible for their condition. Miss Richardson specialises in dealing with anxious patients who need surgery or laser.

She says one of her favourite parts of her job is training and working in eye casualty where one is always kept on her toes with unusual cases and strange presentations.

Clinical Interests

  • Cataract
  • Medical retina
  • Glaucoma
  • Oculoplastics
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • YAG laser
  • Botox for blepharospasm
  • Age related macular degeneration
  • Uveitis

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