Ms Tessa Fayers
FRCOphth, MBChB(Hons), BSc(Hons), PGDipMedEd FHEA
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Cataract, Oculoplastic, Lacrimal and Thyroid Eye Disease Specialist
Tessa Fayers is a consultant ophthalmologist at Clinica London with a special interest in treating adults and children with oculoplastic (eyelid), thyroid eye disease, and lacrimal (tear duct) conditions. She also specialises in cataract surgery.
She has been an NHS consultant at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust since 2015, working at the Western Eye Hospital, Marylebone (adults) and St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington (children).
She graduated from Bristol University Medical School with Honours in her medical degree and a First Class Honours degree in Psychology. Her ophthalmic training was based in London with more than two years of subspecialist training in oculoplastic, orbital with thyroid eye disease, and lacrimal pathology at the University of British Colombia, Vancouver, Canada and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.
She is the Research Lead for Oculoplastics in the Imperial College Ophthalmic Research Group Clinical Trials Unit and is currently Chief Investigator for three clinical research trials. She has published numerous original research papers in high-ranking ophthalmology journals on topics including thyroid eye disease, blepharospasm, dacryocystorhinostomy surgery. She has a particular interest in the impact of conditions such as thyroid eye disease and watery eyes on patients’ quality of life.
She has a Diploma in Medical Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is an educational and clinical supervisor to trainee ophthalmologists in the NHS.
Tessa sees patients with general eye problems, cataracts, dry eyes, watery eyes and eyelid problems.
BASIC SELF PAY CONSULTATION FEES
Follow up £200
International Follow up £250
Ms Fayers sees patients as a fee assured consultant with most private medical insurance companies.
Areas of Expertise
Oculoplastic (eyelid), thyroid eye disease, and lacrimal (tear duct) surgery in adults and children; cataract surgery in adults.
- Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
- Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education, University of Dundee
- Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
- MBChB with Honours, University of Bristol
- BSc in Psychology with First Class Honours, University of Bristol
Achievements and Awards
- Fight for Sight / Thyroid Eye Disease Charitable Trust Small Grant Award
- American Academy of Ophthalmology Best Oculoplastic Paper; voted one of the top 15 papers presented at the meeting
- University of British Columbia Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Annual Research Day Prize
- TFC Frost Charitable Trust Fellowship
- Ethicon Foundation Royal College of Ophthalmologists Travel Award
- Bristol Medico-Chirurgical Society Elective Project Prize
- Institute of Medical Ethics First Student Medical Elective Fellowship
- Wolfson Foundation Award for BSc. in Psychology
- Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
- British Oculoplastic Surgical Society
Treatments and Procedures
- Red eye treatment
- Dry eye treatment
- Corneal abrasions
- Flashes and floaters
Eyelids and orbits
- Chalazion (styes, Meibomian cysts) and other eyelid lumps and bumps
- Ptosis (droopy eyelid)
- Blepharoplasty for dermatochalasis (excess upper eyelid skin)
- Ectropion (outward turning eyelids)
- Entropion (inward turning eyelids)
- Eyelid cancers
- Eyelid reconstruction after tumour removal and following trauma
- Facial palsy
- Thyroid eye disease
- Botulinum toxin injections for blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm
- Jones tubes
Children’s eyelid conditions
- Ptosis (droopy eyelid)
- Watery eye
- Epiblepharon (eyelashes rubbing on the eye)
- Dermoid cysts