Mr Michael Tappin is a highly esteemed consultant ophthalmologist and founding member and director of Laser Vision with private practice clinics at 46 Wimpole Street, Nuffield Health Woking Hospital, Spire Portsmouth Hospital and BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital. His main areas of expertise include the cornea, cataracts, laser eye surgery, lens replacement, corneal transplants and anterior segment disease.
Mr Tappin trained at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London before undertaking fellowships in corneal and refractive surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Australia. He also works for the NHS at the Royal Surrey County Hospital. He offers a full range of vision correction procedures along with laser cataract surgery, a minimally invasive procedure performed using a newly developed state-of-the-art laser which eliminates the use of a blade. He also performs the new Sulcoflex DUET Lens Exchange – an adjustable solution to correct vision at all distances and it's the first to offer lifelong reversibility.
In 2005, he became the first surgeon in the UK to perform endothelial cell transplantation, now known as DMEK. This pioneering technology is less invasive and can be used to treat Fuchs Dystrophy and endothelial cell failure.
Mr Tappin has contributed to numerous publications, some of which can be found on ResearchGate and PubMed. He recently published a new surgical technique for the treatment of pterygium.