Mr Julian Robins
MBChB, Msc, FRCOphth, PGCME
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Cataract, Vitreoretinal (VR) and Medical Retina Specialist
Mr Robins is a skilled and experienced consultant eye surgeon who specialises in the care of patients with blurred vision, especially conditions of the retina and macula, and complications of lens (cataract) surgery.
He provides specialist retina care as a vitreoretinal (VR) and cataract surgeon. His VR surgical expertise includes floaters, retinal tears, retinal detachment, vitreous haemorrhage, macula epiretinal membrane, and macula holes. He is also a medical retinal specialist for age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic eye disease (DED), carrying out laser treatments and eye intravitreal injections.
Patients with unexplained loss of vision beneﬁt from consultation, expert assessment and surgery with Mr Robins. He also consults for general ophthalmic conditions and enjoys seeing patients with emergency and urgent eye complaints, including flashes and floaters from posterior vitreous detachment, retinal tears and detachments, acute uveitis, scleritis and red eyes.
Before being appointed as consultant, Mr Robins completed his Ophthalmic specialist training in London with retina fellowships at St Thomas’ Hospital. Mr Robins is dual trained in both medical and surgical retina and has earned his reputation in establishing the Medical and Vitreoretinal Surgery service in the Bedford, Luton, Milton Keynes area. He is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Milton Keynes University Hospital and an Honorary Consultant at St Thomas’ Hospital, London.
Mr Robins has presented his clinical research on macula holes and vitreoretinal surgery after complicated cataract surgery at the National and International level. He completed a postgraduate Master’s degree at the Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London.
He is an enthusiastic teacher and member of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). He is an Educational Supervisor at the University of Buckinghamshire Medical School where he teaches undergraduate medical students. He is a Royal College of Ophthalmology (RCOphth) Tutor to Ophthalmic Specialist Registrars. He received the teaching ward for his “Outstanding Contribution to Clinical teaching” from King’s College, London.
Mr Robins is passionate about providing patients with information and explanation about their eye conditions and believes his teaching experience, in turn, enables patients to make informed decisions about their care. He is an excellent communicator and eye surgeon.
Areas of Expertise
Cataract, Surgical and Medical Retina Care
- Cataract, including complex surgery
- Complications of cataract surgery
- Vitreoretinal (VR) Surgery
- Retinal detachment
- Macula hole
- Epiretinal membrane
- Medical retina intravitreal injections
- Retinal Vein Occlusion
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Maculopathy Age related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Urgent eye conditions with blurred vision, including retinal tears and detachment.
- MSc (Hons) Biology of Vision, University College London 2010
- MB ChB, University of Aberdeen 2007
- PGCME – Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists London 2014
Achievements and Awards
- Kings College London, GKT School of Medicine ‘Outstanding contribution to Clinical Teaching’ award 2017
- Kings College Hospital, Ophthalmology Glaucoma Debate Prize 2015
- Clinical Lead for Retina at Milton Keynes University Hospital
- Established the Vitreo-Retinal (VR) Surgery department at Milton Keynes University Hospital.
- Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists London (RCOphth)
- Member of the Higher Education Academy London (HEA)
- Member of British and Eire Association of Vitreo Retinal Surgeons (BEAVRS)
Treatments and Procedures
For all patients including those with macular degeneration, diabetes and retinal pathology or previous vitreoretinal surgery.
- Complicated cataract and vitreoretinal surgery
- Prime intraocular lens implantation
Medical, LASER & surgical retina
- Medical Anti-VEGF Intravitreal injections
- Vein occlusion
- Diabetic maculoplathy
- Retinal LASER
- Pan-retinal photocoagulation for neovascularisation
- Macular oedema
- Retinopexy (retinal tear or hole)
- YAG posterior capsulotomy post cataract surgery
- Surgical vitreoretinal (VR)
- Vitrectomy e.g for diabetic eye disease, retina trauma and detachment
- Retinal tear cryotherapy
- Macular hole repair
- Epiretinal membrane peel
- Diabetic delamination
- Red Eye
- Corneal Abrasion