Mrs Rosemary Robinson's profile

Mrs Robinson is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Lead Clinician for Glaucoma Services
University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust since 1997.

Practicing as a general ophthalmologist, including small incision cataract surgery, with a special interest glaucoma

Head of Postgraduate School of Ophthalmology Health Education West Midlands 2008-2014

Graduated with honours from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin in 1985
Trained in General Ophthalmology in Dublin and the West Midlands
Subspecialisation training in glaucoma at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London

1995 Irish Ethicon Surgical Fellowship Award
2004 National Allergan Glaucoma Achievement Award


General Ophthalmology/Cataract Surgery

She is trained in the diagnosis and management of all general ophthalmic conditions.
She regularly performs complex cataract surgery and takes particular pride in supporting patients who are very nervous about having any procedure.

Specialist Glaucoma Care

She is the Lead Clinician for the Glaucoma Service at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and winner of the National Allergan Glaucoma Achievement Award in 2004 for providing high quality glaucoma care.
She has a special interest and expertise in the diagnosis and management of common and complex glaucoma cases. She is familiar with all aspects of glaucoma care, including the medical and surgical options for treatment. She is trained in the use of lasers and surgery for management of this condition.
As a keen educator, she is regularly invited to teach and present at national and international meetings on this subject.

Other Professional Interests

Mrs Robinson has a particular interest in medical education. She has been involved in this for 17 years and has been Head of the School of Ophthalmology in the West Midlands and a member of the training committee at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists until recently. Having completed a Masters in Medical Education at the University of Warwick in 2008, her particular interest in this field is communication skills and assessment of trainees in clinical practice.

She also has an interest in visual rehabilitation. She maintains that supporting a patient through vision loss is just as important as saving sight.  She believes that patients who are adequately informed and supported through their vision loss are more likely to accept the disability and move forward to embrace the training available to continue to lead as independent a life as possible.

Personal Interests

As a mother of two teenagers and a full time clinician, family is her first priority in her spare time.
As a trained soprano, music is a close second!
As if surgery was not enough, she relaxes in the winter evenings by completing intricate cross stitching.

Membership of Societies

International Glaucoma Association
European Glaucoma Society
Glaucoma Society UK & Eire
Midland Ophthalmological Society
Assoc for Medical Education in Europe
Assoc for Study of Medical Education
British Medical Association
Independent Hospital Consultants Association



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