Jan Giles

Mr Jan Giles

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Mr Jan Giles


Qualified 1998 University of Sheffield Medical School

Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2007

Certificate of Completion of Training 2008

Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists 2008

Member of the British Medical Association

GMC: 4550107 – on the specialist register for Ophthalmology, licence to practise.


Medical Retina – diabetes, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion.


Cataract Surgery.

Non-surgical management of Glaucoma.

Treatments / Procedures

Intra-vitreal injections for Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Vein Occlusions.

Cataract surgery including the use of toric (astigmatic) intraocular lenses.

Eyelid surgery – ectropion (rolling out of lower lid), entropion (rolling in of lower lid), ptosis (droopy upper lid), dermatochalasis (excess upper lid skin), removal of lumps and bumps (chalazia, skin tags, cysts), lid tumour excision and reconstruction.

Pterygium – excision of pterygium (ultra-violet induced thickening of the tissues covering the eye with conjunctival autografting.

Medical management of glaucoma.

Professional profile

After qualifying from the University of Sheffield in 1998, Mr Giles started his ophthalmic training in 1999 by taking a combined university and Sheffield teaching hospitals post that allowed him to lecture on and demonstrate, head & neck anatomy and physiology to under-graduates. Subsequently he undertook his training on the North Trent Senior House Officer and Specialist Registrar rotations that enabled him to sub-specialise in Medical Retina and Oculoplastics, having had intensive one-year training in each subject.

Having completed his training, he became a Locum Consultant at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, for a period of three months in 2008 prior to relocating to Melbourne, Australia. In his new post as a Specialist Ophthalmologist (Consultant), working in a deprived area of the city, he provided a service to patients from a diverse ethnic population and from a wide geographical area, including some patients who travelled interstate. New treatments that he now has wide experience in from Australia include the use of toric (astigmatic) intra-ocular lenses for patients having cataract surgery (not available on the NHS), excision of pterygium with conjunctival autografting and Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) for glaucoma that may reduce the requirement for drops in patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

He returned to the UK to take his current post as Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Queen’s Hospital Burton-upon-Trent in January 2013.

Please contact Amanda Buesden on 01283 566333 Ex 6366 for appointments.


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