Mr Kersey is an experienced and highly regarded Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon who presents at numerous national and international industry meetings and has published over 20 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Originally from the West Country, he conducted his early training in London at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and The Royal London, qualifying with MBBS from the University of London in 2001. Continuing his professional development he completed further specialist training on the Peninsula Rotation (Devon), and went on to gain his fellowship to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
Having dual fellowship in Glaucoma and Oculoplastic surgery, Mr Kersey is fully trained in small and micro-incision (keyhole) cataract surgery using a range of injectable lenses (including toric and multifocal). His first fellowship was in Oculoplastics and Orbital surgery in Auckland (New Zealand) with the world-respected surgeons Paul Rosser, Brian Sloan and Richard Hart. His second fellowship was in Glaucoma with Professor Phillip Bloom at the Western and Hillingdon hospitals (London).
Mr Kersey is passionate about teaching and has trained eye surgeons of all grades across the country. He has run regional and national surgical workshops in oculoplastics, glaucoma and cataract surgery for a number of years.
He is a highly experienced cataract surgeon who developed the high-volume cataract surgery lists at Frimley Park Hospital as clinical lead in the department. He has extensive deep knowledge and training in surgical simulation (EyeSi) and pioneered cataract surgery simulation teaching using virtual reality (VR) simulators writing several papers and presenting nationally and internationally on the subject. He introduced and setup VR simulation to the Westcountry and Kent, Surrey and Sussex training regions to teach the next generation of surgeons cataract surgery; accelerating their learning curve away from live patients. More recently his focus is on the deployment of ultra-modern intraocular lens technology to benefit patients and allow less dependence on glasses post cataract surgery.
Mr Kersey has established and run the highly successful glaucoma service at Frimley Park Hospital for over 10 years which has been a beacon service across the UK and one of the first to deploy highly trained allied health professionals (AHPs). He has trained several AHP’s who have in turn developed services across the UK along the same model. He has pioneered and established a robust service at Frimley to deliver minimally invasive glaucoma surgery procedures such as istents, hydrus stents, viscocanalostomy and Xen stents for glaucoma; these have helped his patients to have faster recovery times following surgery to control the intraocular pressure and stabilise their glaucoma. He is an active member of several industry panels and contributes to future development of procedures and medications.
Mr Kersey also has an active and keen interest in surgical treatments of the skin and eyelid. He undertakes a wide variety of functional and cosmetic procedures around the eyes including droopy eyelid correction and blepharoplasty as well as eyelid malposition such as entropion/ectropion and eyelid cancer treatments.
Glaucoma, cataracts, oculoplastics
Treatments and tests offered by Mr Thomas Kersey at Nuffield Health
- Entropion and ectropion repair
- Eyelid cyst removal
- Laser eye surgery (or myopia treatment)
- Drooping eyelids (Ptosis correction)
- Refractive eye surgery
- Glaucoma surgery (Trabeculectomy)
- YAG Capsulotomy
- Cataract Surgery
- Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Reshaping)
He has an active interest in research and has published over 20 peers reviewed articles.
- Royal College of Ophthalmology
- British Oculoplastic Surgery Society
- European Glaucoma Society
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
Other posts held
- Frimley Park Hospital, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Insurers Mr Thomas Kersey works with
Mr Thomas Kersey works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Aviva Health
- AXA Health
- AXA - Global Healthcare
- Benenden Health
- Bupa On Demand
- CS Healthcare
- Exeter Family Friendly
- Medical Care Direct
- Vitality Health (Pru Health)
- Westfield Health WPA
Mr Thomas Kersey does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Mr Thomas Kersey does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Mr Thomas Kersey does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.