Dr Colin Goudie



GMC number: 7070383

Practising since: 2010



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Dr Colin Goudie is a Consultant Ophthalmologist, specialising in cataract and vitreoretinal surgery.

He performs routine and complex cataract surgery and offers treatment with topical (no needle), local or general anaesthesia. As a vitreoretinal surgeon he provides support to colleagues and treatment for patients with problems following cataract surgery.

Vitreoretinal surgical procedures offered include treatment of macular holes, epiretinal membranes, floaters and retinal detachments as well as secondary and complicated intraocular lens implants.

Having grown up in Dundee, Dr Goudie graduated from the University of Edinburgh before completing ophthalmic specialist training at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion in Edinburgh and Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline. He has completed 2 years of intensive training in Vitreoretinal Surgery, one in Edinburgh and a second in Auckland, New Zealand. On return from New Zealand he was appointed as a Consultant at both the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion and the Borders General Hospital where he is a specialist in cataract and vitreoretinal surgery. He is currently the Clinical Lead for the Ophthalmic Acute Referral Clinic in Edinburgh and plays an active role in postgraduate education.

Outside of work he has a busy family life and loves all sport. He was a successful rugby player, playing for Heriot’s Rugby Club, Scotland at all youth levels, Scotland 7s and the Barbarians.

Special interests

  • Cataract surgery
  • Vitreoretinal surgery

Languages spoken


Locations Dr Colin Goudie works with

  • 40 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5BT

    0131 447 2340
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1. Elabiary M, Shams F, Goudie C, Yorston D. The Scottish RD survey 10 years on: the increasing incidence of retinal detachments. Eye (Lond) 2023 May;37(7):1320-1324.doi: 10.1038/s41433-022-02123-1. Epub 2022 Jun 1.

2. Shams F, Elabiary M, Goudie C, Yorston D. Effects of lockdown on retinal detachment incidence in Scotland. Eye (Lond). ye (Lond) 2021 Apr;35(4):1279-1280. doi: 10.1038/s41433-020-1029-3.Epub 2020 Jun 17.

3. Goudie C, Shah P, McKee J, Foot B, Kousha O, Blaikie A. The Incidence of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension in Scotland: a SOSU Study. Eye (Lond). 2019 Oct;33(10):1570-1576 doi: 10.1038/s41433-019-0450-y. Epub 2019 Apr 30

4. Goudie C, Burr J, Blaikie, A. Incidence of idiopathic intracranial hypertension in Fife. Scott Med J. 2018 Nov 5.

5. Goudie C, Tatham A. Advanced glaucoma following Nd:YAG capsulotomy: a case report BMC Ophthalmology 2018, 18(Suppl 1):229 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12886-018-0852-9

6. Guthrie S, Goudie C, Lockington D. Survey of Scottish ophthalmic trainees’ experience using 3-piece IOLs in cataract surgery. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery. March 2018. Volume 44, Issue 3, 409.

7. Goudie C, Tatham A, Davies R, Sifton A, Wright M. The effect of the timing of the cessation of contact lens use on the results of biometry. Eye (Lond). 2018 Feb 2. doi: 10.1038/s41433-018-0019-1

8. Gajree S, Borooah S, Dhillon N, Goudie C, Smith C, Aspinall P, Dhillon B. Temporal artery biopsies in south-east Scotland: a five year review. J R Coll Physicians Edinb. 2017;47(2):124-128. doi 10.4997/JRCPE.2017.203

9. Goudie C, Pronin S, Court H, Pooley J & Tatham AJ. A national survey of the use of pachymeters by optometrists in Scotland: experience, views and barriers to use. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 2017; 37: 177–183. doi: 10.1111/opo.12352

10. Goudie C, Butler L, Wright M. The Edinburgh diagnostic algorithms: a freely available validated resource for non-ophthalmologists. Eye (Lond). 2016 Jul; 30(7): 1027; doi:10.1038/eye2016.69

11. Goudie C, Khan A, Lowe C, Wright M. The accuracy of the Edinburgh visual loss diagnostic algorithm. Eye (Lond). 2015 Nov;29(11):1483-8. Doi: 10.1038/eye.2015. Epub Aug21.

12. Khan A, Mitry D, Goudie, C, Singh J, Bennett H. Retinal detachment following laser retinopexy. Acta Ophthalmol. 2015 Apr 3. Doi 10.1111/aos.12709

13. Karl D, Gillan S, Goudie C, Sanders R. Giant prolactinoma mimicking low-tension glaucoma at presentation. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Feb 6. Doi:10.1136/bcr-2014-207634

14. Goudie C, Lunt D, Reid S & Sanders R. Ophthalmic digital image transfer: benefits to triage, patient care and resource. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 2014, Nov;34(6):628-35. doi: 10.1111/opo.12154

15. Schmoll C, Khan A, Aspinall P, Goudie C, Koay P, Tendo C, Cameron J, Roe J, Deary I, Dhillon B. New light for old eyes: comparing melanopsin-mediated non-visual benefits of blue-light and UV-blocking intraocular lenses. Br J Ophthalmol 2013 Sept:10.1136/bjophthalmol-2013-304024

16. Moragas-Garrido M, Goudie CR, Schmoll C, Madill S, Davenport R. Test yourself: Seizure, dysphasia, blindness and amnesia; what’s the connection? Pract Neurol 2013;0:1-4. Doi:10.1136/practneurol-2012-000440


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • British and Eire Vitreoretinal Society Member
  • Scottish Ophthalmology Club Member (past council member 2015-2020)

Other posts held

  • Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh Borders General Hospital, Melrose

Insurers Dr Colin Goudie works with

Dr Colin Goudie works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Police Mutual
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)


Dr Colin Goudie does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Colin Goudie does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Colin Goudie does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.