Mr Daniel Byles


MB ChB, FRCOphth

GMC number: 3332160

Practising since: 1990



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Mr Byles has been an NHS Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the West of England Eye Unit, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust since 2001. He also provides subspecialty services in medical and surgical electrodiagnostic services. Mr Byles is also the Lead Clinician for the West of England Eye Unit. He is working with colleagues at Moorfields Eye Hospital in a national glaucoma treatment trial and with the RNIB on a project to increase the detection of glaucoma in the community.

He provides a successful private ophthalmic service with specialist surgery at the Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital and this service includes small incision phacoemulsification cataract surgery, refractive lens implant surgery and laser eye correction at Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital.

Mr Byles underwent undergraduate medical training at Cambridge University and Bristol University Medical School. He taught Anatomy at Cardiff University Medical School and worked in Neurosurgery before entering Ophthalmology. He completed Ophthalmic training in Oxford with a subspecialty fellowship in anterior segment (cornea) and glaucoma at Bristol Eye Hospital. His refractive training continued from 2002 with courses in East Grinstead and Moorfields and accreditation in use of the Ziemer Femtosecond laser.

Special interests

Other interests

Personal interests

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Daniel Byles at Nuffield Health

  • Phacoemulsification
  • Uveitis
  • Laser eye surgery (or myopia treatment)
  • Cataract Surgery

Locations Mr Daniel Byles works with

Related experience



  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • European Society of Cataract Surgeons
  • United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • United Kingdon of Glaucoma Society
  • International Society for Electrophysiology of Vision

Other posts held

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Insurers Mr Daniel Byles works with

Mr Daniel Byles works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Childsure
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Tesco Bank
  • Universal Provident
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


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

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

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