Mr Vaughan Tanner is a Senior Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon to The Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading and King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor. He leads the Berkshire wide Vitreo-Retinal surgical service, established a sub-specialist age related macular degeneration service, provides a micro incision cataract service and heads a general ophthalmic team providing care for acute and routine eye conditions. His subspecialist interests and recent advances include the introduction of sub-2mm micro-incision cataract extraction with multifocal and toric lens implants designed to significantly reduce spectacle dependence following cataract surgery. He has also developed sutureless small incision vitrectomy techniques for the repair of retinal detachment, macular hole and other vitreoretinal diseases. Mr Tanner’s extensive surgical experience includes the performance or supervision of over 15,000 major intraocular cataract and retinal procedures.
Mr Tanner has led on the introduction of many new retinal treatments including Lucentis and Eylea injections, Ozurdex steroid implants and Jetrea treatment. These innovations have significantly improved vision for many patients suffering from age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion and other retinal problems.
In the private sector he has developed a comprehensive service aiming to provide the highest level of personal care using the latest surgical techniques available. His main practice covers Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and London with many national and international referrals. Private consultations and treatments are available at the following hospitals
Princess Margaret Hospital,Windsor
Dunedin Hospital, Reading
Circle Hospital, Reading
The London Clinic, Harley Street, London
His undergraduate study was at St George’s Hospital Medical School, London where he was awarded Medical Research Council funding in addition to his medical degree. Completion of higher surgical training at the Oxford Eye Hospital led to award of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He then completed three years of advanced, sub-specialist Fellowships at both Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and St Thomas’ Hospital, London. During this period he gained expertise in the surgical and medical management of all retinal disorders including macular surgery. He has co-authored “Diseases of the Ocular Fundus” which was awarded first prize as “Best Authored Post Graduate Textbook” by the Royal Society of Medicine and the Royal Society of Authors. He has previously hosted both the Southern and National Annual Meetings of the British and Eire Association of Vitreo-Retinal Surgeons. He is an invited scientific reviewer for the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
He is a Consultant Clinical Supervisor for The Oxford Deanery School of Ophthalmology responsible for post-graduate training and also leads a Fellowship training programme in advanced vitreo-retinal surgical techniques for surgeons becoming Consultants in this sub-specialty. He has previously been appointed both Lead Clinician and Clinical Governance Lead for the Ophthalmology Department, Royal Berkshire Hospital and has been awarded three NHS clinical excellence awards.
BSc Hons Medical Sciences with Biochemistry
MB BS (Lond.) University of London, 1990
ECFMG (USA) Certification, 1990
FRCOphth. Fellowship of Royal College of Ophthalmologists, 1994
CCST Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training, 1999
Membership of Professional Societies
European Society of Retina Specialists – Euretina
Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists
American Academy of Ophthalmology
British Medical Association
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons
Medical Defence Union
European Vitreo-Retinal Society
The information provided in this website is intended as a useful aid to general practitioners, optometrists and patients. It is impossible to diagnose and treat patients adequately without a thorough eye examination by a qualified ophthalmologist, optometrist or your general practitioner. Hopefully the information will be of use prior to and following a consultation which it supplements and does not replace.
Thanks to you and your wonderful team at King Edward VII Hospital, I woke up this morning with perfect eyesight – for the first time in years.
No more squinting when driving at night or reading small print and, hopefully, no more being dazzled or lost golf balls as I’ll be able to see them in flight.
You must take immense pride in the difference you make to the quality of life for so many people. You have my total admiration. Thank you so much.
Mr Tanner took time to explain what was a routine operation for him but a little scary for me. I was very reassured and delighted with the outcome, thank you so much Mr Tanner and team
I have been very impressed with the quality of Mr Tanner’s care
Mr Tanner was friendly and courteous throughout. It transpired he was at medical school with one of my sons, which was a bonus. He is in my opinion at the peak of his surgical career. Very experienced and therefore very competent
The treatment from Mr Tanner was excellent.
He is a courteous and highly skilled professional.
Mr Tanner gave clear advice …..The operation went smoothly and was much less trouble than I imagined. The vision the eye that was operated on is very good
I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Tanner. The results of research and discussions with Bupa and my GP were amply rewarded with the treatment….. I have now seen Mr Tanner pre-op, op, and post-op and can confirm that his care and treatment has been excellent throughout
Talking to Mr Tanner was like discussing my treatment with a friend
Just a short note to express my delight at the substantial improvement following the treatment on the 28th, much better than I envisaged.
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