Prof Newsom

Prof. Richard Newsom

BSc(Hons), MBBS, MD, FRCOphth

Prof Newsom qualified in medicine from the University of London in 1986. His training in Ophthalmology, including advanced specialist training in cataract, medical and vitreoretinal surgery was undertaken at St Tomas’s and the Moorfields Eye Hospital London and the New England Eye Centre USA. He has been a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon since 2001 and is currently the Clinical Lead at St Mary’s Treatment Centre Portsmouth.   

Selected Career Highlights

Prof Newsom has published over 70 peer reviewed scientific papers and has lectured internationally as a guest speaker.  Research interests include cataract surgery, retinal surgery and macular degeneration. 

Winner of Ophthalmic research prizes with over £1m in research grants.  

Performs approximately 1,300 procedures per year 

Works with Mercy Ships in West Africa.  

Member of

UKISCRS – national cataract society of UK 

Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management 

Royal College of Ophthalmologists 

British Medical Association 

Christian Medical Fellowship 


FRCOphth Royal College Ophthalmologists 1994  

MD University of London 1994 

MB BS University of London 1987  

BSc. University of London 1984 

Prof. Richard Newsom works at the following clinics:

Prof. Richard Newsom performs the following services:


Cataract Surgery