Mr Tony Casswell



GMC number: 2297297

Practicing since: 1976



Consultation times

  • Bi Weekly Wednesday PM (Haywards Heath)
  • Wednesday and Thursday PM (Brighton)
  • Friday AM (Brighton)
  • Wednesday AM (Brighton)
  • Thursday PM (Haywards Heath)
  • Overview

Or call us on

01273 627 007


Tony Casswell is a General Ophthalmologist with special interest in the retina.  He has wide experience of all forms of cataract surgery. He uses modern cataract lens implants that allow more advanced visual outcomes including the correction of astigmatism.

He set up the surgical retinal facility in Brighton (at the Sussex Eye Hospital) and established the diabetic retinopathy screening programme for Brighton and Sussex. Following the NICE guidelines for the treatment of wet macular degeneration he has been lead clinician for developing the service. He carries out intravitreal treatments at the Nuffield for AMD, diabetes and retinal vein occlusions.

Tony Casswell introduced the OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) service to the Nuffield allowing the accurate monitoring of patients with retinal conditions (AMD, diabetes and retinal vein occlusions) and improving the management of glaucoma: both diagnosis and progression.

Mr Casswell specialises in:

Other interests

Cataract surgery including correction of astigmatism, retinal diseases including macular degeneration, vitrectomy and retinal surgery, diabetes, glaucoma and general ophthalmology.

Personal interests

Tennis, sailing and jazz.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Tony Casswell at Nuffield Health

  • Vitrectomy
  • Eyelid cyst removal
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Uveitis
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Visual Fields

Locations Mr Tony Casswell works with

Related experience


Tony Casswell’s main clinical research is focused on retinal conditions. He is the lead investigator for the IVAN trial at the Sussex Eye Hospital.  This trial is a national multicentre trial comparing Lucentis with avastin for the treatment of wet AMD.  He is a  co-investigator in the MERLOT trial. This trial investigates the efficacy of radiotherapy and Lucentis to reduce treatment frequency for wet AMD.  He has extensive experience and publications concerning the investigation of colour vision in retinal conditions.


  • British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons
  • United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • British Medical Association
  • Brighton and Sussex Medico-Chirurgical Society
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • Oxford Ophthalmologists Congress
  • Southern Ophthalmological Society
  • Hospital Specialist Consultants Association
  • Medical Defence Union

Insurers Mr Tony Casswell works with

Mr Tony Casswell works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA


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

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

Mr Casswell owns an OCT machine that is situated in the out patient ophthalmic consulting room at Nuffield Health Haywards Heath Hospital. Nuffield Health Haywards Heath Hospital is not involved with its use or billing.

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