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Ben Burton

Ben Burton


Prof Ben Burton is a Consultant Ophthalmologist with particular expertise in cataract surgery, age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, uveitis and neuro-ophthalmology.

He studied at Cambridge University then trained in Ophthalmology at the world famous Moorfields Eye Hospital before moving to James Paget University Hospital  in 2007. Since arriving he has had a huge impact on their eye service. He set up the Age Related Macular Degeneration service in 2008 and became Clinical Lead for the department in 2009. The department is now probably the best equipped eye unit in East Anglia and provides superb training for junior doctors having the only cataract surgery training simulator in the East of the region.

He became Visiting Professor at University of East Anglia in 2017 and trains both medical students from Norwich Medical School and trainee ophthalmologists who will become the eye surgeons of the future.

He has had an active role within the hospital having been elected Medical Staff Committee chairman in 2014 and is a member of the Hospital Management Board.

Professor Burton has pioneered research in the eye department, and it is now the most research active department in the hospital. He was appointed Clinical Research and Development Director for the trust in 2015.

As an active contributor to research journals and books, he has published more than 37 papers and has gained 14 prizes and awards.

He is a keen teacher and has been invited to give lectures in places as far flung as the Ukraine and Malaysia.

He is a co-founder of the East Point Consulting rooms (, a private clinic located in the James Paget University Hospital allowing his private patients to benefit from the outstanding quality of cataract machines and retinal imaging equipment available at the hospital.

He is married, with four children and a Labrador and lives in Norwich.

NHS Secretary: 01493 45 2762

Research Coordinator: 01493 453856

Private Secretary: 01493 453054

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Consultant Ophthalmologist. Clinical Director of Research & Development



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Secretary Name:

Jane McClellan

Secretary Phone:

01493 453054