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Ophthalmic expert joins Southend hospital

BMI Healthcare : 24 December, 2013  (Company News)
An expert in squint surgery has been hired as a consultant ophthalmic surgeon by BMI Healthcare at their Southend hospital
Ophthalmic expert joins Southend hospital


BMI Southend Hospital is pleased to announce that Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Mr Vernon Geh has been granted practising privileges and will strengthen the ophthalmology team at the hospital, which is situated in Westcliff on Sea.



Mr Geh has a specialist interest in treating squints and complex eye movement disorders. He is only one of a few ophthalmologists to offer adjustable squint surgery to adults and Botox injections for the treatment of squints.



Mr Geh qualified from Nottingham University Medical School in 1990 and has trained at St James’s University in Leeds and St Georges’ University Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. Following the completion of his specialist ophthalmology training, he spent a further two years sub specialising as a fellow in paediatric ophthalmology and squinting at Great Ormond Street Hospital and in the Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology Service at Moorfields Eye Hospital.



Mr Geh joins the ophthalmology team at BMI Southend Hospital with leading consultants including Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Mr Rajesh Aggarwal, Mr Niral Karia and Mr Sam Kasaby who specialise in treatments including Femto laser cataract surgery, corneal cataract and refractive surgery, multi-focal lens implants, laser eye surgery, eyelid surgery and all conditions affecting the vitreous, macula and retina.



Commenting on this new consultant appointment Kirsty Baker Executive Director at the BMI Southend Hospital commented: “We are pleased to welcome Mr Geh to the team at BMI Southend Hospital. His expertise in the field of ophthalmology, especially in his specialist field of squinting will complement our current offering and expand the services available to our patients. On behalf of our expert consultants I would like to welcome Mr Geh to BMI Southend Hospital.”


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