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.
incision cataract surgery
Injections for macular degeneration
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
- Eyelid cyst removal
- Anterior resection
- Cataract Surgery
- Visual Fields
Mr Herbert has published research papers on
macular hole surgery and retinal detachment surgery. He co-wrote international
guidelines on treatment of wet macular degeneration.
- European Society of Retinal Specialists
- Britain and Eire Association of Vitreo-retinal Surgeons
Other post 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 PPP Healthcare
- CS Healthcare
- Exeter Family Friendly
- Benenden Health
- Aviva Health
- Vitality Health (Pru Health)
- 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, a 25% share of ARGON Laser and a 40% share of Optical Coherence Tomography Laser (OCT).
Mr Edward Herbert does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.
Free events with Mr Edward Herbert
Monday 8 November 2021
Mr Edward Herbert
This free virtual event at Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital is for anyone who would like to explore how to keep your eyes healthy with our expert Mr Edward Herbert, Consultant Ophthalmologist.Book your place now