Mr Huw Oliphant


BSc , MBBCh, FRCOphth

GMC number: 7082002

Practising since: 2010


Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Surgery, Medical Ophthalmology

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Mr Oliphant is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon, specialising in oculoplastic surgery. He works full time at the Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.

He is a comprehensively trained eye surgeon, having performed thousands of operations and with more than a decade of experience in ophthalmology.  He undertakes both routine and complex cataract surgery in his NHS practice, alongside his oculoplastic workload.  He has recently developed a regional service for patients who have undergone or require eye removal surgery. 

His oculoplastic work is underpinned by having completed two fellowships in oculoplastic (eyelid), lacrimal (watery eye) and orbital (eye socket) surgery at Brighton and then the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle.

Mr Oliphant has a strong interest in the education of medical students and junior doctors. He leads the undergraduate programme for ophthalmology at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, where he is an honorary lecturer.

Special interests

Cataract Surgery. Oculoplastic (eyelid surgery), lacrimal surgery (watery eye) and orbital surgery (eye socket surgery).

Other interests

Emergency ophthalmology and General Ophthalmology.

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Mr Huw Oliphant at Nuffield Health

  • Eyelid cyst removal
  • Uveitis
  • Drooping eyelids (Ptosis correction)
  • Oculoplastic surgery
  • YAG Capsulotomy
  • Visual Fields
  • Lacrimal surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Reshaping)

Locations Mr Huw Oliphant works with

Related experience


  • General Medical Council
  • Medical Protection Society
  • European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Other posts held

  • Sussex Eye Hospital

Insurers Mr Huw Oliphant works with

Mr Huw Oliphant works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • WPA
  • Aetna
  • Bupa
  • BUPA Standard Cataract Pathway
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)


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

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

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