Mr James Ball

MA(Cantab), MB BChir, FRCOphth, CertLRS


Mr James Ball graduated with his medical degree from Cambridge University in 1995 and was awarded the Fawcett Prize. After completing his ophthalmology training in Brighton, Oxford and Yorkshire, he moved to Australia to undertake specialist training in laser eye surgery at the prestigious Lions Eye Institute, WA. There, he worked on the development of new techniques in refractive surgery. On his return to the UK, Mr James Ball completed a second fellowship in corneal and refractive surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

Consultant Expertise

After his training, he was appointed as a consultant in Leeds, where he worked for one of Europe’s largest teaching hospitals. In 2014 Mr James Ball was appointed as an honorary consultant at the University Hospital of Geneva (HUG) to support the development of their refractive, cataract and corneal service.

Now, after providing ten years of full NHS corneal and refractive surgery services, Mr James Ball moved predominantly into private practice and began working on The Custom Vision Clinic. Working in partnership with Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital, this clinic is the distillation of 20 years of ophthalmology experience and expertise.

Mr Ball specialises in the following treatments, tests and scans at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital:

Mr Ball in the news

Mr James Ball features in The Daily Mail's 'The Good Doctors Guide: the best cataract surgeons in Britain'


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

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

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