Dr Christopher Stephenson
MBBCh, FCS(Ophth), FRCS(Ed), Cert LRS
A 1983 University of Witwatersand Medical School graduate, Dr Stephenson is currently an NHS Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge and Hinchingbrooke in Huntingdon.
With 24 years' experience in ophthalmology, Dr Stephenson specialises in corneal transplantation, microincision cataract surgery and laser and IOL refractive surgery.
After training in South Africa, Dr Stephenson moved to the UK, where he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1995, before gaining a fellowship in corneal and refractive surgery at St Thomas' Hospital in London. It was there that he began research in LASIK and PRK laser eye surgery for myopia and hyperopia, as well as astigmatism.
He was then able to obtain certification in refractive surgery from the Royal College of Opthalmologists.
Dr Stephenson has been published in various scientific articles in the Ophthalmology journal, as well as having the honour of presenting papers at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Congress of the Royal College of Ophthalmology.
Total Treatments in last 12 months†
Treatments Offered at Optimax/Ultralase
- Lens Surgery
- Cataract Surgery
- Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)
- Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL)
- YAG Capsulotomy
Current NHS Trust
Expertise / Specialist Areas
- Microincision Cataract Surgery
- Refractive Corneal & Lens Surgery
- Corneal Graft Surgery
- Phakic Lens Surgery
- Conjunctival + Pterygium Surgery
Success rate: 99% *
Satisfaction rate: 98% **
Surgeon satisfaction rate: 98% **
† Figures inclusive of NHS and private facility treatments.
* Percentage of patients reaching binocular unaided driving standard vision (20/40) taken from audit period 01/01/2020 to 31/12/20.
Results taken 2 to 4 months post-op and can take 6 months to achieve final outcome.
** Satisfaction rates taken from patient surveys 01/01/2020 to 31/12/20.
Figures Accurate as of 08/07/2021.