Mr Ivan Fawcett - Ophthalmology, Rivers Hospital, Hertfordshire

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Mr Ivan M Fawcett - Ophthalmology

Mr Ivan Fawcett is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Rivers Hospital specialising in vitreo-retinal surgery, cataract, oculoplastic surgery, glaucoma, and age related macula degeneration.

Based at: Rivers Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

Mr Fawcett has a special interest in vitreo-retinal surgery including trauma, acute retinal detachments, vitreous haemorrhage, macula holes and retinal fibrosis. He also has a wide interest in general ophthalmology (eye / eyes) especially cataract surgery, oculoplastic surgery, glaucoma, and age related macula degeneration.

Mr Fawcett accepts referrals for private and NHS patients. NHS patients require a unique referral reference number (URRN) from their general practice.

Mr Fawcett will see patients from 18 yrs+


Academic background

Mr Fawcett read medicine at University of Newcastle upon Tyne qualifying in 1980. After SHO posts in Neurosurgery in Glasgow he joined the Tenent Institute of Postgraduate Ophthalmology there and held pots of Lecturer and Senior Registrar to Prof Wallace Foulds CBE. He did further training in St Pauls Eye Hospital in Liverpool as the first Vitreo-Retinal Fellow of Prof David Wong.


Professional Memberships

Mr Fawcett is a member of the Royal College Ophthalmologists and Royal Society of Medicine. 


NHS base

Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

Clinic Times

Monday pm, Tuesday am, alternate Tuesday pm, Thursday am

01279 212952