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Miss Heather Baldwin

Consultant Ophthalmologist



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Professional profile

Miss Heather Baldwin works as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Circle Reading Hospital in her Cataract, YAG Laser Posterior Capsulotomy, and Ophthalmology Primary Care Clinics. She also carries out eyelid surgery.

She trained at St Bartholomew’s Medical School, during which she also gained a first class BSc degree in Anthropology from the University of London. She carried out her Ophthalmology training at Southampton Eye Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital, London and the Oxford Eye Hospital. She was awarded a Frost Fellowship to the Rayne Institute, St Thomas’ Hospital, to fund an MD in corneal wound healing.

Following entry to the Specialist Register as a fully accredited ophthalmic surgeon in 2006, Miss Baldwin underwent extensive subspecialty training in oculoplastics. This was completed at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Western Eye Hospital, London.

Following NHS locum consultant positions at the Western Eye Hospital, The Royal Surrey Hospital, Guilford, and St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, she has been working as a Consultant Ophthalmologist for independent healthcare providers, seeing NHS patients.

Heather offers the following services at Circle Reading Hospital:

  • cataract clinic
  • YAG laser capsulotomy clinic
  • lid lumps and bumps
  • blepharitis
  • dry eyes
  • watery eyes
  • eyelid cysts
  • excision of lid lesions
  • entropian, ectropian repair
  • punctual enlargement
  • treatment for blepharospasm
  • hemi facial spasm
  • flashes and floaters
  • choroidal naevus
  • glaucoma screening

Year of first medical qualification


Research interests

As well as her MD on “Spatial and temporal epithelial-stromal interactions in corneal wound healing using refractive surgery models”, Miss Baldwin has been invited to speak at national and international conferences on corneal wound healing and techniques in oculoplastic surgery. She has published extensively on both topics, and has been awarded a number of prestigious prizes and awards through this work.

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies

Member and Fellow, Royal College of Ophthalmologists
British Medical Association
British Oculoplastic Surgeons’ Society (reciprocal American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgeons)