Mr Robert Peden


MA(Oxon); MBBS(Lond); FRCOphth



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I am a consultant ophthalmologist specialising in oculoplastic, aesthetic, cataract, lacrimal and orbital surgery. My post-graduate training was at Moorfields (London), Edinburgh, Cambridge and Harley Street.

I provide bespoke structural, functional and aesthetic surgery around the eyes, brow and mid-face, working with my patients to deliver a natural looking cosmetic result. My extensive training as an eye surgeon specifically allows me to evaluate the health of the eyes and surrounding structures, and therefore anticipate potential challenges and incorporate these into surgical planning.

I perform cataract surgery with excellent outcomes and a very low complication rate. An audit of my cataract surgery over the preceding 5 years in February 2020 showed the following outcomes: vision (best corrected) 6/6 (“20-20”) or better in 87.9% of patients without other eye diseases (UK average 50.7%); 6/9 or better in 100% of patients (UK average 76.2%) and 6/12 (driving standard) or better in 100% of patients (UK average 96.2%), and my complication rate for capsular rupture, which is widely considered to be a primary indicator of surgical quality, was 0.4% (UK average 1.1%).

University Education:

  • Oxford University – physiological sciences specialising in neuroscience (93% in neuroscience First Public Examination)
  • University of London – graduate entry medicine (98th centile in Medical Schools Admissions Test, distinctions in ophthalmology and orthopaedics)

Post-graduate Training:

  • Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh
    • Comprehensive training across the full spectrum of clinical and surgical ophthalmology, specialising in oculoplastic and cataract surgery
    • Ranked 2nd in the UK in the final FRCOphth exit examination
  • Cambridge University Hospitals (Addenbrooke’s)
    • Senior Clinical Fellowship providing advanced training in oculoplastic, lacrimal and orbital surgery
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
    • Advanced surgical fellowship at the largest and oldest centre for ophthalmic treatment in Europe
    • Extensive clinical and surgical experience in the diagnosis and management of diseases of the eyelids, eye sockets, tear ducts and mid-face
    • Botulinum toxin injections to the lids, face and neck
    • Surgical periocular aesthetic training at Moorfields Private and 152 Harley Street

I have taught for Cambridge, Edinburgh, London (UCL and Bart’s), St Andrews and Dundee Universities. I have also taught on the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s Master of Science in Primary Care Ophthalmology and Master of Surgery in Clinical Ophthalmology degree programmes, as well as on numerous clinical and surgical courses.

I am a Good Clinical Practice-certified researcher and have published in leading journals as well as presented my work internationally. I am a reviewer for the International Journal of Surgery and the Journal of International Medical Research.

Outside medicine, my interests include skiing, rock climbing and enjoying the great outdoors.

Special interests

  • Eyelid and periocular surgery (structural, functional and aesthetic) 
  • Blepharoplasty (upper/lower)
  • Ptosis 
  • Sutureless small incision cataract surgery (including complex cases) 
  • Botulinum toxin (‘Botox’) injections around the eyes and face 
  • YAG laser capsulotomy 
  • Tear duct surgery 
  • Eyelid skin cancer 
  • Eyelid cysts including chalazion 
  • Orbital surgery (eye socket)

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Robert Peden at Nuffield Health

  • Entropion and ectropion repair
  • Drooping eyelids (Ptosis correction)
  • YAG Capsulotomy
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Reshaping)

Locations Mr Robert Peden works with

Related experience


  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists (Fellow)
  • British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (Full Member)
  • St John Ophthalmic Association (Chair for Scotland)
  • European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Full Member)
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (Full Member)
  • Scottish Oculoplastic Group
  • Scottish Ophthalmological Club
  • British Medical Association

Other posts held

  • Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh

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