I was brought up in a medical family in Northern Ireland and attended Campbell College in Belfast. I studied Medicine at Bristol University and was always intent on a surgical career. I am grateful to my close friend and colleague, Masoud Teimory, who convinced me to take up ophthalmology.
Junior posts were completed at Bristol University, St Thomas Hospital Royal Eye Unit and Bristol Eye Hospital. I spent a period of 5 years as a registrar in Aberdeen with Professor John Forrester with a fellowship year in 1995 in Royal Perth Hospital Western Australia working with Dr Ian McAllister.
I have been a consultant in Gloucestershire since 1997 and have steadily built up my cataract and retinal surgery practice since that time. I have spent a considerable amount of time developing the CESP brand for consultants working in private practice in the UK and in more recent years have been closely involved in developing efficient and award winning services for the NHS via Newmedica.
If you would like to make an appointment to see me please use the contact form or phone 01242 522475 to ask for my PA Pauline Burge.
- Biochemistry and Anatomy Distinction at Bristol University Medical School
- BSc Pharmacology Bristol (2:1) 1983
- MB ChB Bristol 1986
- FRCOphth (Royal College of Ophthalmologists) 2001
- MD University of Aberdeen 1997
- Introduction of Vitreo-Retinal Surgery to Gloucestershire 1997
- Organiser and co-chair of British and Eire Association of Vitreo-Retinal surgeons (BEAVRS) meeting Cheltenham Racecourse 2005
- Founder Member of West of England Association of Vitreo-Retinal surgeons (WEAVRS) 2003
- Founder and Lead Consultant of Associated Consultant Eye Surgeons LLP 2003 - later became Consultant Eye Surgeons Partnership CESP
- Clinical Director New Medical Systems Ltd (Newmedica)
- Clinical Excellence Award from NHS (level 4)
Ross AH, Donachie PH, Sallam A, Stratton IM, Mohamed Q, Scanlon PH,
Kirkpatrick JN, Johnston RL. Which visual acuity measurements define high-quality care for patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration treated with ranibizumab? Eye (Lond). 2013 Jan;27(1):56-64. doi: 10.1038/eye.2012.225. Epub
2012 Nov 23. PubMed PMID: 23174752; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3545383
Rimmer T, Hawkesworth N, Kirkpatrick N, Price N, Manners R, Ursell P.
Calcification of Hydroview lenses implanted in the United Kingdom during 2000 and 2001. Eye (Lond). 2010 Jan;24(1):199-200. doi: 10.1038/eye.2009.45. Epub 2009 Mar 6. PubMed PMID: 19265862
Fong KC, Kirkpatrick N, Mohamed Q, Johnston RL. Intravitreal bevacizumab
(Avastin) for neovascular age-related macular degeneration using a variable
frequency regimen in eyes with no previous treatment. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2008 Nov;36(8):748-55. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2008.01873.x. PubMed PMID: 19128380
Agrawal P, Yellachich D, Kirkpatrick N. Retinal detachment following
meningococcal endophthalmitis. Eye (Lond). 2007 Mar;21(3):450-1. Epub 2006 Oct 13. PubMed PMID: 17041570
Karagiannis DA, Venkatesh P, Kirkpatrick N. Cessation of migraines in a woman with low-tension glaucoma following the use of latanoprost: a favourable side effect? Eye (Lond). 2007 Feb;21(2):293-5. Epub 2006 Sep 1. PubMed PMID: 16946757
Balasubramaniam C, Goodfellow J, Price N, Kirkpatrick N. Opacification of the
Hydroview H60M intraocular lens: total patient recall. J Cataract Refract Surg.
2006 Jun;32(6):944-8. PubMed PMID: 16814051
Agrawal P, Kirkpatrick N. Repetitive preretinal haemorrhages caused by
physical exertion. Acta Ophthalmol Scand. 2006 Oct;84(5):709-10. PubMed PMID: 16965508
Mather CM, Kirkpatrick JN. Sub-Tenon's administration of local anaesthetic: a
review of the technique. Br J Anaesth. 2003 Dec;91(6):922;author reply 922-3.
PubMed PMID: 14677530
Scanlon PH, Malhotra R, Thomas G, Foy C, Kirkpatrick JN, Lewis-Barned N,
Harney B, Aldington SJ. The effectiveness of screening for diabetic retinopathy
by digital imaging photography and technician ophthalmoscopy. Diabet Med. 2003 Jun;20(6):467-74. PubMed PMID: 12786681
Jaycock PD, Mather CM, Ferris JD, Kirkpatrick JN. Rectus muscle trauma
complicating sub-Tenon's local anaesthesia. Eye (Lond). 2001 Oct;15(Pt 5):583-6. PubMed PMID: 11702966
Scott JA, Arnold JJ, Currie JM, Broadfoot C, Davidson M, Kelly KF, Graham A,
Kirkpatrick JN, Greaves M. No excess of factor V:Q506 genotype but high
prevalence of anticardiolipin antibodies without antiendothelial cell antibodies
in retinal vein occlusion in young patients. Ophthalmologica. 2001
May-Jun;215(3):217-21. PubMed PMID: 11340395
Manivannan A, Kirkpatrick JN, Sharp PF, Forrester JV. Novel approach towards
colour imaging using a scanning laser ophthalmoscope. Br J Ophthalmol. 1998
Apr;82(4):342-5. PubMed PMID: 9640178; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1722549
Haynes RJ, Walker S, Kirkpatrick JN. Topical diclofenac relieves pain from
corneal rust ring. Eye (Lond). 1996;10 ( Pt 4):443-6. PubMed PMID: 8944094
Kirkpatrick JN, Manivannan A, Gupta AK, Hipwell J, Forrester JV, Sharp PF.
Fundus imaging in patients with cataract: role for a variable wavelength scanning laser ophthalmoscope. Br J Ophthalmol. 1995 Oct;79(10):892-9. PubMed PMID: 7488576; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC505289
Abuekteish F, Kirkpatrick JN, Russell G. Posterior subcapsular cataract and
inhaled corticosteroid therapy. Thorax. 1995 Jun;50(6):674-6. PubMed PMID:
7638813; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1021271
Kirkpatrick JN, Spencer T, Manivannan A, Sharp PF, Forrester JV. Quantitative
image analysis of macular drusen from fundus photographs and scanning laser
ophthalmoscope images. Eye (Lond). 1995;9 ( Pt 1):48-55. PubMed PMID: 7713250
Manivannan A, Kirkpatrick JN, Sharp PF, Forrester JV. Clinical investigation
of an infrared digital scanning laser ophthalmoscope. Br J Ophthalmol. 1994
Feb;78(2):84-90. PubMed PMID: 8123631; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC504706
Kirkpatrick JN, Dick AD, Forrester JV. Clinical experience with interferon
alfa-2a for exudative age-related macular degeneration. Br J Ophthalmol. 1993
Dec;77(12):766-70. PubMed PMID: 7509185; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC504651
Kirkpatrick JN, Hoh HB, Cook SD. No eye pad for corneal abrasion. Eye (Lond). 1993;7 ( Pt 3):468-71. PubMed PMID: 8224310
Kirkpatrick JN, Harrad RA. Complicated extracapsular cataract surgery in
pseudoexfoliation syndrome: a case report. Br J Ophthalmol. 1992
Nov;76(11):692-3. PubMed PMID: 1477050; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC504379
Kirkpatrick JN, Cook SD. Broken intraocular lens during cataract surgery. Br
J Ophthalmol. 1992 Aug;76(8):509. PubMed PMID: 1390540; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC504331
Kirkpatrick JN, McKee PH, Spalton DJ. Ptosis caused by pachydermoperiostosis.
Br J Ophthalmol. 1991 Jul;75(7):442-6. PubMed PMID: 1854704; PubMed Central
Jamjoom AB, Rawlinson JN, Kirkpatrick JN. Reoperation related to graft
complication following anterior cervical fusion. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry.
1990 Nov;53(11):1017. PubMed PMID: 2283519; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC488294
Jamjoom AB, Rawlinson JN, Kirkpatrick JN. Passage of tube per rectum: an
unusual complication of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Br J Clin Pract. 1990
Nov;44(11):525-6. PubMed PMID: 2282320
Castle F, Evans RH, Kirkpatrick JN. A comparison of the effect of kainate and
some related amino acids on locomotor activity in cockroaches and electrical
activity recorded from locust ventral nerve cord. Comp Biochem Physiol C.
1984;77(2):399-402. PubMed PMID: 6144449