Mr Matthew Edwards

Mr Matthew Edwards FRCOphth

Cornea, Cataract, Anterior Segment, Refractive Laser & Lens Surgery

Sheffield Vision Centre, Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Matthew Edwards is a highly experienced, full time Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, specialising in corneal and refractive surgery as well as ocular surface disease.

A Fellow of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Matthew has amassed a wealth of experience in all forms of refractive surgery including ReLEx SMILE, LASIK, LASEK, Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) and INTACs/Kerarings.  He is an active member of the British Society of Refractive Surgery, a member of the Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in both the United Kingdom and America and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield, publishing articles regularly in peer-reviewed journals. He is an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists ‘Certificated in Laser & Refractive Surgery’, the national postgraduate qualification for refractive surgeons.

After completing his registration year, Matthew did his general ophthalmology training in Leeds and Sheffield. He undertook fellowship training in corneal surgery, ocular surface disease and refractive surgery in Auckland, New Zealand during 2000.

Following appointment as a consultant at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in 2001, he has introduced many new techniques and treatments including corneal endothelial and deep anterior lamellar corneal transplant and both corneal intra-stromal ring segments and collagen cross-linking as treatment for Keratoconus.

Matthew accepts tertiary referrals from other laser companies where patients are concerned or dissatisfied with their care and will take over the management of these complex cases. His experience in the day to day management of corneal related disorders makes them the ideal choice for safe and effective refractive surgery.

He has considerable experience in refractive surgery and has been instrumental in  establishing and running the LaserVision clinic at the Sheffield Vision Centre.

Mr. Edwards operates from Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire hospital, and provides his services under the business entity Ocular Focus Ltd


BSc (Hons) 1988

MBChB 1991

FRCOphth 1996

Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery, Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2010


Leeds University Medical School


Sheffield Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Leeds General Infirmary


Sheffield Royal Hallamshire Hospital


Corneal and Refractive Surgery, Auckland, New zealand

Recognised as a specialist in corneal and refractive surgeon by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.


Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London


British Society Refractive Surgery

European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

American Academy of Ophthalmology


American Academy of Ophthalmologists

European Society of Ophthalmologists

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Association of Research into Vision and Ophthalmology

Procedures performed

Laser Eye Surgery


Lens Surgery 

Cataract, Refractive Lens Exchange (NuVu), Phakic IOL, Implantable Contact Lens, Piggyback IOLs,

Advanced IOLs and Laser optimisation after lens insertion, Iris-clip, iris sutured IOL

Scleral fixated sutured posterior chamber intra-ocular lenses

Piggyback IOL to correct residual refractive error after previous cataract surgery

Presbyopia Surgery

Blended vision, Refractive Lens Exchange

Corneal Grafts



CXLink, Corneal Segments, LaserLink, Corneal Graft

Corneal Surface 

Amniotic membrane and  conjunctival surgery for ocular injury, Pterygium surgery, PTK for Recurrent Erosion syndrome and band keratopathy

Matthew Edwards also practices a full complement of anterior segment surgeries to compement the above techniques











In association with:
Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Greater Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust