The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Consultants

Mr John Buchan

Mr John Buchan
Primary Designation Consultant Ophthalmologist
GMC Code 4298317
Telephone Number (0113) 206 7032
Special Interests <p>As a consultant Ophthalmologist, having joined the Trust in 2012, my focus surgically is on adult cataract services. We need high quality, high volume cataract service, and with the trust now performing 5000 cataract operations each year, delivering this volume of service in a way that is safe is of prime importance. You can hear me explaining about cataracts and the treatment we can offer on our patient information video on the Trust website (<a href="http://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/a-z-of-services/ophthalmology-eye-department/patient-information/" target="_blank">www.leedsth.nhs.uk/a-z-of-services/ophthalmology-eye-department/patient-information/</a>) .<br />
The Emergency Eye Service is also my responsibility. Management of the most acutely unwell eye patients has traditionally fallen to the most junior ophthalmologists, but across the UK, more and more trusts are now acknowledging that a consultant-led Emergency Eye Service is necessary and preferable. In 2013 I organised a meeting for all the consultant ophthalmologists in the UK with a responsibility for Emergency Eye Care in their trusts, and we formed the British Emergency Eye Care Society (BEECS) of which I am the vice president (<a href="http://www.beecs.org.uk">www.beecs.org.uk</a>).<br />
Prior to working in Leeds, I worked for CBM in Sierra Leone (<a href="http://www.cbmuk.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.cbmuk.org.uk/</a>), running eye care services in the capital and developing national eye care through the Vision 2020 Steering Committee and the National Eye Health Programme (<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LESmfAWi-A" target="_blank">www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LESmfAWi-A</a>).<br />
I have significant research interest with around 25 peer reviewed publications, mostly orientated towards international public health eye care such as trachoma, and UK based primary care ophthalmology and emergency eye care.</p>