Mr Edward Saxby



GMC number: 7280762

Practising since: 2012


Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Surgery, Medical Ophthalmology

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Mr Saxby grew up in Devon, England. He qualified in 2012 from the University of Bristol. 

Following foundation training, he spent a year working as a clinical fellow for the highly regarded Bristol plastic surgery department receiving training in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck. 

His specialist ophthalmology training was based in the South East of Scotland, with further sub-speciality training in oculoplastics, lacrimal and orbital surgery within the prestigious Edinburgh and Cambridge ophthalmic units. 

Since then, he has worked as a busy oculoplastic and ophthalmic consultant surgeon at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton. He specialises in both functional and cosmetic eyelid surgery as well as cataract surgery. 

Mr Saxby is passionate about medical education. He is an associate fellow of the Higher Education Faculty and has run both national and international courses teaching eyelid and cataract surgery around the world.

Special interests

• Eyelid Surgery:
  •  Droopy eyelids (ptosis)
  •  Excess eyelid skin removal (blepharoplasty)
  • Eyelid malposition (ectropion/entropion)
  • Eyebrow lift
  • Removal of eyelid skin lesions
  • Surgery for watery eyes (epiphora)
  • Cataract surgery
  • Laser procedures (YAG capsulotomy)

Personal interests

Mr Saxby loves to travel and explore the natural world. He is a published photographer and spends much of his free time in mountainous regions around the world.

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Mr Edward Saxby at Nuffield Health

  • Eyelid cyst removal
  • Eye lift
  • Drooping eyelids (Ptosis correction)
  • Oculoplastic surgery
  • YAG Capsulotomy
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Lacrimal surgery
  • Brow lift
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Reshaping)

Locations Mr Edward Saxby works with


    Staplegrove Elm, Taunton, TA2 6AN

    01823 286 991
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Mr Saxby has a strong interest in research. Throughout his career he has won several national prizes for his research and achieved multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals. He ensures he remains at the forefront of developments in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery techniques by attending regular conferences and works as an expert reviewer for several highly regarded journals. 


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Member of the British Oculoplastic Surgical Society
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Faculty

Other posts held

  • Consultant Oculoplastic and Ophthalmic Surgeon at Somerset Foundation Trust, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton

Insurers Mr Edward Saxby works with

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

  • Aviva Health


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

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

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