Andrew Coombes


32 years of experience
32 years of experience



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Mr Andrew Coombes is a Consultant Eye Surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust (appointed 2003). He qualified as a doctor, MBBS, from St Bartholomew’s Medical College (1991) having won several prestigious prizes and having also undertaken an immunology BSc at St. Thomas' Hospital (1989).

His NHS base is at the Royal London Hospital where he is Adnexal service lead (Facial trauma multidisciplinary team member) and Cataract and Corneal service lead. He is the College Tutor and Education Supervisor having previously been Department Lead Clinician (2004-16) and Trust Ophthalmology Clinical Director (2012-16).

Mr Coombes' subspecialty interests include Oculoplastic (eyelid surgery including cosmetic procedures), lacrimal (tear drainage) & orbital surgery [Fellowships at Sydney Eye Hospital, Australia and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London] as well as Cataract and Corneal surgery [Fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London]. He has published widely in scientific journals as well as having written and contributed to several books (notably in the field of cataract and trauma). He is actively involved in teaching both under- and post-graduates and is regularly invited to lecture, particularly on the subject of ocular and orbital trauma.

In addition to his sub-speciality interests, he has a broad ophthalmic experience including glaucoma, medical retina, uveitis, strabismus, paediatrics and neuro-ophthalmology subspecialities (Ophthalmology SpR Rotation: Moorfields Eye Hospital, St.George's NHS Trust and SW Thames Region).

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Cataract surgery (eg small incision phacoemulsification)
  • Oculoplastic (oculoplastic eg entropion, ectropion, ptosis, facial nerve palsy related)
  • Lacrimal (tear drainage eg dacrocystorhinostomy)
  • Orbital (eye socket eg thyroid eye disease)
  • Cosmetic eyelid surgery (eg blepharoplasty, brow lift, mid-face lift)
  • Cornea and ocular surface (eg pterygium excision)
  • Outpatient procedures (eg excision periocular skin lesions, incision & curettage chalazia)
  • Cataract
  • Corneal and ocular surface (including dry eye)
  • Oculoplastics (eyelids eg cosmetic surgery)
  • Lacrimal (tear drainage including watering eye)
  • Orbital (eye socket)
  • Trauma (ocular and orbital)
  • General ophthalmology


Cataract Surgery, Emergency Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic Surgery, Vision Correction Surgery

All procedures

  • New Eye Exam
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty (Eye Lid Surgery)
  • Eye Test
  • Minor Eyelid Procedures
  • Blocked Tear Duct (NLDO) Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Multifocal Intraocular Lens
  • Orbital Surgeries
  • Ptosis Repair
  • Routine Eye Exam
  • Complex Cataract Surgery
  • Eye Muscle (Squint) Surgery
  • Independent Prescriber
  • Urgent Eye Care
  • Video Consultation

All conditions

  • Eye Problems
  • Blepharitis
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Problem
  • Cataracts
  • Vision Problems
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
  • Eye Infection
  • Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)
  • Presbyopia





Registered with

General Medical Council: 3563034


St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9BS

  • Monday:
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday:
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Consultation Fees

New appointment: £250

New appointment: £195


Overall Rating

Overall rating

Overall experience

4.91 / 5

Personal care received

4.89 / 5

Explanation of care provided

4.89 / 5



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