Mr Michael Tappin

Mr Michael Tappin is based at Guildford, Woking and is a specialist in Cornea, Cataract, Anterior Segment, Refractive Laser & Lens Surgery

Consultant Surgeon Mike Tappin trained at St Mary’s Medical School in London and later specialised in Ophthalmology. He has undertaken specialist training in corneal, laser and refractive surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital and The Charles Gairdner Eye Institute in Perth, Australia. He is a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Mike has NHS practices at the Royal Surrey Hospital in Guildford and performs additional private clinics at the Woking Nuffield Hospital, the BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital in Guildford, and the BMI Runnymede Hospital in Chertsey.

Among the highlights of his career has been the development of the pioneering technique of endothelial cell transplantation now known as DMEK; being the first surgeon in the UK to perform this technique in 2005.

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BSc - 1989

MBBS - 1990

FRCOphth - 1995

St Marys Hospital London and Imperial College

Sheffield Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Moorfields Eye Hospital

Corneal and Refractive Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital

Cataract Corneal and Refractive Surgery Lions Eye Institute Perth Australia

Recognised as a Specialist corneal and refractive surgeon by the royal college of ophthalmologists.

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

American Academy of Ophthalmologists

European Society of Ophthalmologists

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Greek Society of Ophthalmologists

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 IOLs

Scleral fixated sutured posterior chamber intra-ocular lenses

Piggyback IOL to correct residual refractive error after previous cataract surgery

Presbyopia Surgery

KAMRA, Blended vision, Refractive Lens Exchange

Corneal Grafts

DSEK, DSAEK, DALK, Femtosecond DALK, PK, Femtosecond PK, ALTK


CXLink, Corneal Segments, LaserLink, Corneal Graft, Femtosecond Laser Assisted Corneal Graft

Corneal Surface 

Amniotic membrane, Pterygium surgery, PTK for Recurrent Erosion Syndrome and Band Keratopathy

Glaucoma Surgery


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