Professor Richard Collins

Consultant telephone: 

020 7566 2577

Area(s) of specialism / subspecialism: 

Cosmetic surgery
Oculoplastic surgery
Orbital surgery
Paediatric eyelid and orbital surgery
Trauma and reconstructive surgery
Blepharophimosis syndrome 
Eyelid tumours

Year of first medical qualification: 


Location of initial medical training: 

Cambridge University and Westminster Hospital.

Further key experience: 

Plastic surgery at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead
Oculoplastic fellowship at University of California, San Francisco

Date joined Moorfields: 

1982 as consultant (1972 as registra)

Membership of professional /national/regional bodies: 

Royal College of Ophthalmologists FRCOphth
Royal College of Surgeons FRCS
European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS)
American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)
British Association of Plastic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS)

Current NHS/university posts, whether full/part time, and starting year: 

Professor, UCL. Institute of Ophthalmology, University of London 2008
Consultant surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital, part time (1982)

Other professional achievements: 

Ex-president, British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS)
Ex-president and ex-secretary, European Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS)
Ex-council member and master of the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress
Named lectures: Doyne, Wendell-Hughes, Rudeman, Mustarde, Mackenzie, Montgomery, Norman Paul, Peter Rogers and Ridley
Charamis medal 2009 from European Society of Ophthalmology for contribution to teaching oculoplastic surgery

Research interests: 

Oculoplastic surgery including microphthalmos, anophthalmos, ptosis, eyelid anatomy, orbital implants, conjunctival replacement and eyelid tumour management

Languages spoken: 

English with some French and German

Any other personal interests/background information that may be relevant: 

Member of the advisory board to the International Council of Ophthalmology representing oculoplastic surgery
Started the eyelid tumour oncology and microphthalmic/anophthalmic services at Moorfields Eye Hospital
Published three editions of a “Manual of Systematic Eyelid Surgery
Co-authored three editions of “A Colour Atlas of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery” with A.G.Tyers.