Mr Kieren Darcy


BM, MRCS(Eng), CertLRS, FRCOphth

GMC number: 6100342

Practising since: 2004



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Mr. Kieren Darcy is a highly qualified, professional and caring Consultant Eye Surgeon who works both privately and in the NHS. He is the Head of Corneal and Refractive Surgery at Bristol Eye Hospital, part of the University of Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.

Mr. Darcy started his career as a General Surgeon and is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, England. He moved into Ophthalmology in 2007, training in London and the South-West of England. He was the winner of the revered Harcourt Medal during his training.  This prestigious award is bestowed upon the Ophthalmologist who comes top in the world of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Consultant examinations. He has done two subspecialist fellowships in Corneal and Refractive Surgery. The first in Bristol and the second in the highly acclaimed Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.

In May 2017 he introduced new improved techniques of corneal transplantation to Bristol. These have been a step change in corneal transplant surgery with significant improvements in visual outcomes.

Mr. Darcy has a real passion for patient safety and outcomes. He sits on the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Refractive Surgery Working Group, which is a committee tasked with redefining standards and a new accreditation process for Refractive Surgeons wishing to practice in the UK.

Mr Darcy is actively involved in teaching and runs a Corneal and Refractive fellowship programme at Bristol Eye Hospital, where Surgeons from around the world come for 12 months to learn advanced surgical techniques.

Mr Darcy also leads and lectures on many local and international instructional courses on Corneal, Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Including the Alcon Advanced Cataract Training Course, which offers free access to Surgeons from around the UK to learn advanced cataract surgical techniques.

In 2020, Mr Darcy was named Ophthalmologist of the Year at the Bristol Prestige Awards. For more information about Mr Darcy, visit his website

Special interests

  • Corneal Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • General Opthalmology
  • Dry Eye Disease

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Kieren Darcy at Nuffield Health

  • Phacoemulsification
  • Eyelid cyst removal
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Reshaping)

Locations Mr Kieren Darcy works with

Related experience


Mr Darcy is actively involved in clinical research and has published in many international journals. He uses this to benefit patients often gaining special early access to new treatments.


  • Royal College Ophthalmologists
  • Royal College Surgeons England
  • American Academy Ophthalmology
  • Refractive Surgical Alliance
  • Cornea Society
  • International Society Refractive Surgeons
  • European Society Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Other posts held

  • Lead Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Bristol Eye Hospital


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

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

Mr Darcy is legally obliged to inform you that he owns a range of Ophthalmology equipment used at Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital including: • CSO MS39 • CSO Osiris-T • CSO Elite digital slit-lamp SL9900 x 2 • CSO Perseus • Zeiss Cirius 6000 Angioplex • Zeiss IOL Master 700 • Avedro KXL1b • Haag Streit Allegra operating microscope with EF5001 wireless foot switch • CSO F10000 chair • CSO F6000 chair • CSO Type T tonometer x 2 • CSO Etolle II x2 • CSO Phoropter arm x 2 • Reichert Refractor Head x 2 • Lacrystim • Nidek LM-7 Lensmeter

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