Royal Surrey Consultant makes Ophthalmologist Power List

A Consultant ophthalmologist from Royal Surrey County Hospital has been named a ‘rising star’ in his field by a worldwide publication.

The Ophthalmologist Power List 2017 honours just 50 clinicians under 40-years with the potential to shape the future of eyecare in the next decade.

Consultant Ophthalmologist and the Trust’s Glaucoma lead, Dan Lindfield, has been named on the prestigious list for the first time.

It is also believed to be the first time that the honour has been received in the UK by a Consultant from outside one of the large London teaching hospitals.

Mr Lindfield was nominated for the accolade by some of the 36,000 readers of the Ophthalmologist across the world, before a panel of expert judges selected the finalists.

He joined the Royal Surrey as a Consultant in April 2015 and has a special interest in complex cataract surgery, all aspects of glaucoma care and educational research.

His research and surgical achievements have won many prizes both nationally and internationally.

One nominator described Mr Lindfield as ‘a caring, personable ophthalmologist with a very approachable style to patient care.’

They said that he has ‘built a formidable local glaucoma service’ in Guildford, with ‘excellent treatment and training opportunities.’

“I am delighted and honoured to have been recognised by my peers,” said Mr Lindfield.

“I am incredibly humbled that they have acknowledged my achievements and research in this field.”

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