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Mr Kurt Spiteri Cornish

Consultant Ophthalmologist

QualificationsMD, MSc, FRCOphth

Languages spoken:Maltese, Italian

Main NHS base:

  • Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Member of:

  • The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth)
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)
  • British and Eire Association of Vitreo-Retinal Surgeons (BEAVRS)
  • European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA)
  • General Medical Council (GMC)
  • British Medical Association (BMA)

Scope of Practice:

  • General Ophthalmology
  • Cataract surgery (including complex cases)
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Vitreo-retinal surgery
  • Retinal detachment
  • Macular holes
  • Epiretinal membranes
  • Vitreous haemorrhage
  • Glaucoma treatment
  • Floaters

Fees, Training & Background:

Mr Spiteri Cornish is a Consultant Ophthalmologist in the NHS at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, with a private practice at Claremont. He is the Vitreo-Retinal Lead for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and the Clinical Governance Lead for Ophthalmology, ensuring best practice and patient safety throughout the Trust. He was awarded Clinical Excellence Award for his commitment to patient care and safety. 

He graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Malta in 2004, then moving to the UK where he completed Ophthalmology specialist training before undergoing specialised training in Vitreo-Retinal Surgery in 2012-13. He was appointed as a Consultant in Aberdeen, after which he completed further Fellowship Training in Vitreo-Retinal Surgery in Sydney Eye Hospital, Australia before being appointed as a Consultant in Sheffield in 2016.

During his career he has been awarded numerous prizes including the Bayer Educational Grant Award, Novartis Retina Case Study Award, Pfizer Scottish Ophthalmological Travel Award and the BriSCEV (British Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision) prize.

Mr Spiteri Cornish is an Honorary Senior Lecturer for The University of Sheffield, teaching ophthalmology to medical students at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital and takes part in undergraduate admission interviews. He also teaches ophthalmology trainees and trains vitreo-retinal Fellows.  He is an educational supervisor to junior ophthalmologists, as well as a Microsurgical Skills Trainer and Examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

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