Mr Michael Wearne


BSc (Hons) 1st Class, MBChB, FRCOphth

GMC number: 354 9830

Practicing since: 1991


Ophthalmology, Optometry

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Mr Michael J Wearne is a Consultant Ophthalmologist working full time for the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

He is highly experienced in performing routine and complex cataract surgery, including the use of toric and multifocal lens implants in selected patients. In addition Mr Wearne has considerable expertise in eyelid, orbital and lacrimal conditions. 

Mr Wearne initially trained as an Optometrist, gaining a 1st class Honours Degree in Ophthalmic Optics, prior to studying Medicine at Birmingham University. He spent all 6yrs higher surgical training at the world famous Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, finishing at Moorfields by completing a 12 month Fellowship in Oculoplastic and Lacrimal surgery.

Mr Wearne has a Certificate in Medical Education and for many years he has had an active teaching role in the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London. He is a Senior Surgical Tutor in the RCOphth Skills Centre and runs annual Basic and Intermediate Microsurgical Training Courses. In addition Mr Wearne has been an Examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists for many years. He regularly attends and participates in National and International Ophthalmology meetings. He has presented widely and has numerous publications in peer review eye journals.

Please note, Mr Wearne will only conduct outpatient clinics in Eastbourne but all surgery will be carried out at Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital.

Other interests

Cataract surgery, including toric and multifocal lenses

All aspects of oculoplastics and lacrimal conditions including:

Eyelid abnormalities/malpositions

Periocular lumps and bumps

Facial weakness

Thyroid eye disease


Dry eyes


Treatments and tests offered by Mr Michael Wearne at Nuffield Health

  • Drooping eyelids (Ptosis correction)
  • Lacrimal surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Reshaping)

Locations Mr Michael Wearne works with

Related experience


Mr Wearne attends and participates in regular National and International Ophthalmology Meetings. He has written book chapters on Refraction and Orbital diseases. Please visit his website for more details on lectures, poster and oral presentations. 

He has recently completed a web-based animated ophthalmology educational resource which can be found online.

This extensively peer reviewed website is used by both the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London and the Irish College of Ophthalmologists for all new doctors entering Ophthalmology training. 


  • General Medical Council
  • Fellow Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London
  • British Medical Association
  • Medical Defence Union
  • British Oculoplastic Surgery Society
  • European Society of Oculoplastic Surgeons

Other post held

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist East Sussex healthcare NHS Trust

Insurers Mr Michael Wearne works with

Mr Michael Wearne works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Freedom Health
  • HealthFund
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


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

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

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