Mr Paul Rosen


BSc, MB ChB, FRCS, FRCOphth, MBA, CertLRS RCOphth, PGD Cat Ref Surg

GMC number: 2640390

Practising since: 1980



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Paul Rosen graduated from Manchester Medical School and undertook specialist training at the Prince Charles Eye Unit in Windsor, St Thomas’ Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

Paul has been a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Oxford Eye Hospital, Oxford University Hospital Foundation Trust, since 1993. He was Head of Department from 1998 to 2004 and Clinical Director of the Specialist Surgery group from 2010 to 2016.

He is one the most experienced cataract and vitreo-retinal surgeons in the UK having performed over 25,000 cataract procedures. His expertise is firstly in performing high-volume bespoke cataract surgery, complicated cataract procedures, and managing the complications of cataract and laser refractive surgery. Secondly, he established the Retinal Surgery Service in Oxford and has trained 18 Fellows in this area of highly specialised surgery. He trains junior doctors from all over the world, at both basic and advanced levels.

A key component of cataract surgery by Mr Rosen is endeavoring to understand the visual requirements of each patient and matching the latest lens implant technology to the individual patient to maximize their visual potential and outcome. Paul is a past President of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) the largest Society in Europe dedicated to cataract and refractive surgery, and past President of the UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (UKISCRS). He is currently Chairman of Trustees of the ESCRS and a Trustee of UKISCRS and a Medical Editor of Eurotimes, a publication of the ESCRS.

He is an Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons in Glasgow and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. As a member of the Education Committee of the ESCRS, he is actively involved in training junior surgeons and colleagues, running the Didactic Cataract Surgery Course, and coordinating the Instructional Course programme. He also participates in courses on presbyopia correction and refractive cataract surgery for the European Society.

He has over 50 publications in the peer reviewed literature. Committed to promoting quality in laser refractive surgery and valued for his many years of experience in Cataract and Laser Eye Surgery, Paul was a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Refractive Surgery reference Group and co-authored the NICE Cataract Surgery Guidelines Committee. Paul is invited to lecture on cataract and refractive surgery worldwide, and regular involvement in these major subspecialty congresses ensures he utilizes the latest innovations in his clinical practice in order to maintain the highest standards. In October 2023, Paul was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the United Kingdom & Ireland Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons.

Treatments and tests offered: 

- Cataract/ lens replacement surgery
- Complex cataract surgery
- Specialist lens implants
- YAG laser procedures
- Refractive (vision correction) laser treatments
- Retinal disease, including retinal surgery
- Glaucoma

- Implantable contact lens (ICL) surgery

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Paul Rosen at Nuffield Health

  • Phacoemulsification
  • Eyelid cyst removal
  • Uveitis
  • Refractive eye surgery
  • YAG Capsulotomy
  • Visual Fields
  • Cataract Surgery

Locations Mr Paul Rosen works with

Related experience


  • Chairman of Trustees, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Trustee, UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member British and Eire Vitreoretinal Surgeons Society
  • Member Royal Society of Medicine

Other posts held

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust


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

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

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