What is your training and experience in oculoplastic, orbital and lacrimal surgery?
My training was initially in a ophthalmic surgery. I trained as an ophthalmologist, but then specialised in oculoplastic, orbital and lacrimal surgery. This means surgery involving eyelids, orbits or eye sockets, tear drainage pathways, the areas around the eyes.
I undertook this training at the Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and then undertook further training at the University of Iowa hospitals and clinics and Iowa city in the USA. I’ve been a consultant surgeon specialising in oculoplastic area for approx. 23 years.
I deal with patients who present with drooping eyelids, drooping brows, patients with cosmetic concerns, patients with eyelid tumors, patients who’ve suffered trauma to their eyes, orbits, tear drainage pathway. Then patients who’ve lost an eye, patients who need socket reconstructed surgery or patients who have suffered consequences of having a facial pulsing.
I’ve treated thousands of patients with such problems for many years and I do so in my private practice now. I used to do this as a NHS consultant 6 months ago and now I’m in my private practice, both in Manchester and London.
More about Leatherbarrow
Mr Brian Leatherbarrow is a Consultant Ophthalmic, Oculoplastic and Orbitofacial Surgeon at Clinica London. He has over 20 years of specialist experience in oculoplastic, orbital and lacrimal surgery, which involves reconstructive and cosmetic operations of the areas around the eyes, the midface and the upper face. Common problems he manages include droopy eyelids and brows, eyelid bags, and watery eyes. He is the author of a major textbook “Oculoplastic Surgery”. At Clinica London he sees patients with eyelid, tear drainage, and orbital disorders. He also sees patients for medical reports at the request of solicitors.