Mr Michael Tappin


MB BS, BSc, FRCOphth

GMC number: 3495962

Practising since: 1990



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  • Alternative Monday Mornings
  • Wednesday Mornings
  • Friday Afternoons
  • Only patients over the age of 18 yrs at Woking Hospital
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Mr Michael Tappin is a highly esteemed consultant ophthalmologist and founding member and director of LaserVision. His main areas of expertise include the cornea, cataracts, laser eye surgery, lens replacement, corneal transplants and anterior segment disease. 

Mr Tappin trained at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London before undertaking fellowships in corneal and refractive surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Australia. He offers a full range of vision correction procedures along with laser cataract surgery, a minimally invasive procedure performed using a newly developed state-of-the-art laser which eliminates the use of a blade. He also performs the new Sulcoflex DUET Lens Exchange – an adjustable solution to correct vision at all distances and it's the first to offer lifelong reversibility.

In 2005, he became the first surgeon in the UK to perform endothelial cell transplantation, now known as DMEK. This pioneering technology is less invasive and can be used to treat Fuchs Dystrophy and endothelial cell failure.

Mr Tappin has contributed to numerous publications, some of which can be found on ResearchGate and PubMed. He recently published a new surgical technique for the treatment of pterygium

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Michael Tappin at Nuffield Health

  • Eyelid cyst removal
  • Laser eye surgery (or myopia treatment)
  • Refractive eye surgery
  • YAG Capsulotomy
  • Cataract Surgery

Locations Mr Michael Tappin works with

Related experience


Mr Tappin's main areas of research interest have been in corneal transplant surgery and in cataract lens implants. He regularly lectures on the most recent developments in corneal transplantation.


  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Medical Defence Union
  • British Medical Association
  • Ocular Transplant Group

Insurers Mr Michael Tappin works with

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

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Childsure
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


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

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

Mr Tappin has a share in the YAG laser used at the hospital.

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