Mr Robert Peden

Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon in Edinburgh


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Professional statement

Mr Robert Peden is a highly respected consultant ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgeon based in Edinburgh. He specialises in cataract surgery, eyelid cysts and entropion and ectropion repair. He is also renowned for his expertise in ptosis as well as cosmetic eye surgery, including blepharoplasty.

After completing an MA in physiology at the University of Oxford, Mr Peden qualified in medicine at Bart’s and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and the University of London in 2010. He then pursued further training at a number of renowned centres in Edinburgh and on London’s Harley Street. He additionally undertook advanced clinical fellowships at the esteemed Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, where he gained invaluable expertise in oculoplastic, lacrimal and orbital surgery. Mr Peden is an appointed fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, ranking second in the UK in his final exit examination. Additional to his service as a consultant oculoplastic, aesthetic, cataract, lacrimal and orbital surgeon with NHS Lothian, Mr Peden holds private practice in Edinburgh with Eye Surgery Scotland, a revered group of leading eye surgeons. 

Throughout his esteemed career, Mr Peden has come to hold a number of senior positions, including as chair for Scotland for the St. John Ophthalmic Association and as an assessor and clinical supervisor for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He additionally holds a number of teaching responsibilities and is an honorary clinical senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.

Additional to his clinical and teaching responsibilities, Mr Peden continues to be actively involved in research. He has published a number of academic papers which appear in peer-reviewed journals, as well as an esteemed academic textbook for ophthalmology trainees preparing to sit the FRCOphth examination. He frequently presents at key meetings in his field both nationally and internationally. He is a member of a number of important professional bodies including the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society and the European Society of Ophthalmic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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