Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
Qualifications: MBChB (Hons), FRCOphth
Miss Laura Steeples is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Uveitis specialist at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (MREH). She undertook two years of sub-specialist training in uveitis at MREH and Bristol Eye Hospital. She completed specialty training in the North West and MREH and was awarded the Harcourt Medal in 2014, for the highest mark in the Royal College of Ophthalmologist FRCOphth examinations.
Her practice covers all aspects of adult and paediatric uveitis care. She has extensive expertise in the management of uveitis including use of steroids, immunosuppression, biologic therapy and local treatments including steroid injections and implants. She provides care for patients with acute and chronic uveitis and is highly-experienced in the management of complications of uveitis. She leads the cataract surgery service for patients with uveitis in MREH. She participates in multidisciplinary care with adult and paediatric rheumatologists and works closely with relevant medical specialties for patients with associated systemic disease.
In MREH she provides general ophthalmology care and adult cataract surgery. She is an honorary lecturer at the University of Manchester and trains specialty doctors and international fellows in uveitis, general ophthalmology and cataract surgery. Laura is actively involved in research including clinical trials in uveitis. She regularly presents at national and international meetings. Laura has over 35 publications in peer-reviewed journals plus contributions to textbooks and is a reviewer for major ophthalmic journals.
Procedures undertaken by Miss Steeples:
Cataract surgery including complex uveitic cataract surgery
Secretary: Katie Lynane