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Brendan Moriarty: Consultant Eye Surgeon, cataract and glaucoma specialist, Cheshire

Brendan Moriarty
Consultant Eye Surgeon, Cheshire: Brendan Moriarty

Brendan Moriarty is a specialist eye surgeon in Altrincham, Cheshire, offering Clarivu™ surgery and laser treatment for floaters as well as private treatment for cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.


Mr Brendan J. Moriarty is a consultant eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) who consults and operates in Cheshire. He has specialist interests in surgery for age-related macular degeneration, cataract surgery, glaucoma, and laser treatment for floaters. He was the first UK eye surgeon to perform the IOLVIP procedure for macular degeneration. NICE, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, have recognised Mr Moriarty's expertise in surgery for macular degeneration by appointing him Special Advisor.

Mr Moriarty qualified in medicine from Cambridge University. He trained in ophthalmology at the Bristol Eye Hospital, the Western Ophthalmic Hospital (London), the Prince Charles Eye Unit (Windsor), and St Paul's Eye Hospital (Liverpool). In 1987 he was appointed as fellow to the Dept. of Glaucoma at the Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

Experienced Consultant Eye Surgeon in Cheshire

Mr Moriarty has extensive experience in third world eye care and was Medical Director to Project ORBIS, the internationally renowned 'flying eye hospital'. He remains a visiting expert in glaucoma and cataract surgery to Project ORBIS and is a volunteer and advisor. In addition, he spent two years as Fellow to the Medical Research Council, devising laser treatment to prevent blindness from sickle cell disease. During his time in Jamaica, he established free cataract facilities and introduced the rubella prevention programme to tackle childhood blindness. He was recognised for this work by the International Man of Achievement award in 1989.

He was head of glaucoma at Mid Cheshire Hospitals Trust for 20 years and now consults privately in Altrincham at the Optegra Prospect Eye Clinic and operates at Optegra Manchester eye hospital in Didsbury, Manchester.


Mr Moriarty's interests in glaucoma and cataract treatment

His special interests are cataract/refractive surgery, glaucoma and laser treatment for floaters, and visual rehabilitation in macular degeneration. He is a member of the UK, European, and American societies of cataract and refractive surgeons and he is regularly invited to lecture internationally on glaucoma and macular degeneration.


Prizes and awards

  • Honorary External Fellow in Ophthalmology, St Louis Medical School 1984.

  • Ophthalmic Photographers' Society Medal, New Orleans 1986.

  • Medical Research Council Fellowship. MRC Sickle Cell Unit, Jamaica 1985-1987.

  • Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship 1987. Electrodiagnostic Dept, Moorfields Eye Hospital.

  • Frost Fellow in Glaucoma. Moorfields Eye Hospital 1987.

  • Wellcome Trust Travel Award – 1988 and 1989.

  • Royal Society of Medicine Award 1989.

  • Moorgate Trust Award – 1989.

  • International Man of Achievement Award – 1989.
  • Honorary Lecturer - University of Liverpool 1995.
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology.  Best original work for intraocular telescopes 2009.

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Date of registration:

01 Feb 1980




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The Optegra Prospect Eye Clinic

Suite 1.2, 20 Market Street



WA14 1PF

Tel: 0161 927 3177

Fax: 0161 927 3178


Email: deryn@brendanmoriarty.com

Website: www.brendanmoriarty.com

Website: www.prospecteyeclinic.com



Qualifications and memberships


  • M.A. (Cantab)

  • M.B.

  • B. Chir.

  • F.R.C.S.

  • F.R.C. Ophth.

  • M.D.

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

  • International Society of Geographical Ophthalmology

  • Cambridge University Medical Society

  • New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology

  • UK & Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery


Treatments available

  • Clarivu™ surgery
  • Laser treatment for floaters
  • IOL VIP procedure (Intraocular Lens for Visually Impared Persons)
  • Implantable Miniature Telescope (IMT) procedure
  • Cataract surgery using TECNIS® Multifocal Lens
  • Cataract surgery using LENTIS Mplus multifocal lens
  • Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty for glaucoma