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Edward Lee

Mr Edward Lee Ophthalmologist

MA (Oxon) BM BCh PhD FRCOphth

Edward Lee is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Surgeon.  He specialises in the medical and surgical management of retinal diseases and cataract surgery.


His NHS base is at Epsom & St Helier hospitals where he is the consultant lead for Cataract Surgery and Theatres.  He has been a consultant there since 2014 and holds a clinical excellence award.


Edward under took medical training at Oxford University where he won a scholarship.  His general ophthalmology training was based in London, and he then undertook further specialist surgical training at St Thomas’ and Moorfields Hospitals which are two of the foremost centres for such training.


Edward is involved in teaching and research in order to keep himself up to date with the latest developments and techniques.  He was awarded a prestigious Wellcome Trust Fellowship for his PhD relating to retinal treatments; he has over 40 publications in peer reviewed medical journals to date.



I operate with the very latest small gauge and high-speed vitrectomy techniques.  I have weekly surgical retina operating lists and can offer such surgeries under local anaesthetic with or without iv sedation, or general anaesthetic
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I manage people with both wet and dry AMD.  I was one of the first to start using Faricimab following its approval in the UK which for some can significantly improves outcomes, and reduce the number of treatments required.
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I perform small gauge cataract surgery with the full range of anaesthetic and lens implant options, including toric and multifocal where appropriate.
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Prompt treatment can improve outcomes, and careful investigations can reduce the risk of future recurrences.  I see a large number of affected people and am experienced with the full range of treatment options.

Scarring behind your lens implant is to be expected in time but is seen much more with some lens implant types than others.  I assess and offer to treat at the same visit whereever possible.

If you have experienced sudden onset floaters or noticed a shadow in vision please use the contact page to arrange an urgent appointment.


Insured patients or those paying for private care themselves are welcome to book into one of the private clinics using the link here.  A referral from your optician or GP is not essential.  Information about the timing and location of the clinic options, and fees are available with the links below

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