Mr A Callear

MB BS, BSc, FRCOphth


Mr Callear has a broad experience base in general ophthalmology from his training in Birmingham and Cambridge and specialises in both cataract and vitreoretinal surgery. He provides a single-handed retina service for retinal detachment, macular hole and epiretinal membrane for Shropshire and Mid-Wales, taking tertiary referrals from neighbouring counties and West Wales.

Mr Callear also performs both small-incision phacoemulsification cataract surgery and the new Microincision Cataract surgery and has the experience of 5,000 cases to date.


  • Weekly Wednesday 14:00 - 19:00
  • Refer from a registered GP, private GP or Optometrist


Current posts

  • Nuffield Health Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Royal Shrewsbury Hospital


Ophthalmology (Small incision cataract surgery/vitreoretinal surgery)

Other interests

Mr Callear has been audit lead for Ophthalmology for 12 years. He undertakes continuous prospective audit of his entire vitreo-retinal work-load to ensure his practice is above the nationally set standard and also undertakes the same for cataract surgery by regular sampling.

Personal interests

Personal interests include cycling, hill-walking, gardening, cooking, family life and computers.

Member of

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists


Since becoming a Consultant in 1999, Mr Callear has continued to conduct a research programme for junior doctors, and has had several pubications in this area.


Mr A Callear works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • InterGlobal
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA

Mr A Callear does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr A Callear does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr A Callear does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.