Vaughan Tanner

Senior Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

, Berkshire

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Vaughan Tanner: Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in Berkshire

Mr Vaughan Tanner is a highly regarded Senior Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon based in Berkshire. Utilising the most modern surgical techniques, Mr Tanner provides his patients with the highest level of personal care treating conditions such as cataract surgery, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion.

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Training and Experience

As an undergraduate, Mr Tanner was awarded Medical Research Council funding at the esteemed St George’s Hospital Medical School, London, where he studied medicine. He then proceeded to gain advanced specialist training at the Oxford Eye Hospital, through which he achieved a Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Prior to his appointment as a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Mr Tanner completed further advanced, sub-specialist Fellowships at both Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and St Thomas’ Hospital, London. During this time, he gained expertise in the surgical and medical management of all retinal disorders, including macular surgery.

Mr Tanner currently holds the role of Senior Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and King Edward VII Hospital. His regarded work also includes being at the head of a specialist vitreo-retinal surgical service for all of Berkshire, establishing a sub-specialist age related macular degeneration service, providing an expert micro incision cataract service, and leading a general ophthalmic team providing care for acute and routine eye conditions.

To date, Mr Tanner has performed or supervised over 15,000 major intraocular cataract and retinal procedures.

Mr Tanner’s comprehensive experience in ophthalmology is vast and has led to national recognition. He has previously held roles in the ophthalmology department as both Lead Clinician and Clinical Governance at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, and his years of high quality work has led to him being awarded three NHS clinical excellence awards.

He is currently a Consultant Clinical Supervisor for The Oxford Deanery School of Ophthalmology and also leads the Fellowship in Advanced Vitreo-Retinal Surgical Techniques.

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Private practice

As a private consultant, Mr Tanner has developed a service that provides a premium level of personal care using the most advanced surgical techniques available. His main practice covers Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and London with many national and international referrals.

Windsor Clinic - Circle The Princess Margaret Hospital (BMI)

Reading Clinics - Circle Reading, Spire Dunedin Hospital, The Forbury Clinic, Berkshire Independent Hospital

London Clinic - The London Clinic Eye Centre, Harley Street

The disorders that Mr Tanner provides treatments for include: cataract, macular hole, posterior vitreous detachment, floaters, retinal tear, retinal detachment, age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion.

Initial consultant fee: £240

Follow-up consultation fee: £200

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Mr Tanner has pioneered the use of several modern retinal treatments. The new treatments introduced by Mr Tanner includes lucentis and eylea injections, ozurdex steroid implants and jetrea treatment. These innovations have improved the vision of a large number of patients suffering from age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion and other retinal problems.

Mr Tanner's subspecialist interests and recent advances include the introduction of sub-2mm micro-incision cataract extraction with multifocal and toric lens implants, including the Vivity Lens, designed to significantly reduce spectacle dependence following cataract surgery. He has also developed sutureless small incision vitrectomy techniques for epiretinal membrane and macular hole repair.

The complete range of premium treatments that are provided by Mr Tanner include:

Cataract surgery and lens implants

  • Micro-incision cataract surgery
  • Refractive lens replacement surgery
  • Alcon Vivity Lens implant
  • Tecnis Symfony Lens implant
  • The Comfort Lens implant
  • Yag Laser Capsulotomy

Retina, macular and vitreous

  • Vitrectomy for epiretinal membrane and macular hole repair
  • Lucentis and Eylea
  • Intraocular Miniature Telescope (IMT)
  • Ozurdex Steroid Implants
  • Retinal detachment surgery
  • Yag Laser Vitreolysis for vitreous floaters

Glaucoma and general

  • Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)
  • Jetrea (Ocriplasmin) and Vitreo Macular Traction (VMT)
  • Surgical Triamcinolone Steroid Injection

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Research interests

As a recognised expert in ophthalmology, Mr Tanner has been actively involved in clinical research. His findings have been presented to his peers at numerous medical events, and Mr Tanner has produced many scientific publications.

He co-authored "Diseases of the Ocular Fundus", a book which was named the "Best Authored Post Graduate Textbook" by the Royal Society of Medicine and the Royal Society of Authors. He has previously hosted both the Southern and National Annual Meetings of the British and Eire Association of Vitreo-Retinal Surgeons, and is an invited scientific reviewer for the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

He is a member of the following assocations:

  • European Society of Retina Specialists - Euretina
  • Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • British Medical Association
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (UKISCRS)
  • British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons
  • Medical Defence Union
  • European Vitreo-Retinal Society

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What patients say about Vaughan Tanner

I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Tanner. The results of research and discussions with Bupa and my GP were amply rewarded with the treatment….. I have now seen Mr Tanner pre-op, op, and post-op and can confirm that his care and treatment has been excellent throughout

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