Mr Edward Herbert


MA, MB, BChir, FRCOphth

GMC number: 4067948

Practising since: 1993



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Mr Herbert studied medicine at Cambridge University, achieving a 1st class degree. He trained in Ophthalmology in Cambridge and Liverpool, completing his training with fellowships in Surgical and Medical Retina at St Thomas’ and Moorfields Hospitals, London.

He has extensive experience in small incision cataract surgery and can offer premium lenses to reduce astigmatism and the need for reading glasses.

Mr Herbert set up the macular degeneration service in Taunton and received the national award for Clinical Service Excellence from the Macular Society in 2018. Mr Herbert is very experienced in vitreo-retinal surgery, treating conditions such as retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane and complications of diabetes.

Special interests

  • Small incision cataract surgery
  • Injections for macular degeneration
  • Vitrectomy
  • Laser capsulotomy
  • Retinal Laser

Other interests

Retinal Imaging.

Personal interests

Mr Herbert enjoys sailing and cycling with his family. In recent years he has run Half-marathons for the charity Somerset Sight, and competed in local Triathlons.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Edward Herbert at Nuffield Health

  • Phacoemulsification
  • Eyelid cyst removal
  • Vitrectomy
  • Uveitis
  • Anterior resection
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Visual Fields

Locations Mr Edward Herbert works with

Related experience


Mr Herbert has published research papers on macular hole surgery and retinal detachment surgery. He co-wrote international guidelines on the treatment of wet macular degeneration


  • European Society of Retinal Specialists
  • Britain and Eire Association of Vitreo-retinal Surgeons

Other posts held

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist and Clinical Service Lead, Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton

Insurers Mr Edward Herbert works with

Mr Edward Herbert works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA
  • Benenden Health
  • Aviva Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Healix
  • Police Mutual


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

Mr Edward Herbert has the following interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital:

Owns a 14.29% share of YAG Laser Capsulotomy & Iridotomy and SLT Laser and 25% share of ARGON Laser.

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