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University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Ben Parkin

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Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon



What people can be referred for

General ophthalmology including cataract and glaucoma. Oculoplastic conditions including lesions and eyelid skin cancer, eyelid malpositions (ptosis, entropion, ectropion), watery eyes, protruding eyes (proptosis) and thyroid eye disease.


He has an interest in medical education and is the Ophtalmology College Tutor.  He has organised a Vision 2020 link with a hospital in Juba, South Sudan since 2016 and has organised subspecialist surgical training courses in Nairobi, Kenya.

Primary contact

Secretary: Lyn Powsey

0300 019 6168

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS, founder member), European Society of Ophthalmic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS), General Medical Council

Year of registration


Special clinical interests

Periocular reconstruction, Lacrimal bypass surgery, Ptosis


Quality of life and oculoplastic surgery, patient tissue reaction to suture materials, advances in ptosis surgery techniques

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