Mr Kurt Spiteri Cornish (m)

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

Training & background:

Mr Spiteri Cornish is a Consultant Ophthalmologist in the NHS at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, with a private practice at Claremont.

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 for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Clinic Times

Please note these are regular clinics, other times may be available by appointment

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

Schedule Key

M: Monthly sessions       A: Consulting alternative weeks       A/H: Ad Hoc

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0114 263 2114

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