about me

photograph of Nigel Kitkpatrick in scrubs


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. 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 contact me at Newmedica Gloucester.


  • 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

professional achievements

  • 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
  • Clinical Director New Medical Systems Ltd (Newmedica)
  • Clinical Excellence Award from NHS (level 4)


Zarranz-Ventura J1, Ellabban AA, Sim DA, Keane PA, Kirkpatrick JN, Sallam AAB Prevalence of foveolar lucency with different gas tamponades in surgically closed macular holes assessed by spectral domain optical coherence tomography.

Retina. 2017 Jul 7. doi: 10.1097/IAE.0000000000001762. [Epub ahead of print]

Petousis V1, Sallam AA1, Haynes RJ2, Patel CK3, Tyagi AK4, Kirkpatrick JN1, Johnston RL1. Risk factors for retinal detachment following cataract surgery: the impact of posterior capsular rupture.Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Nov;100(11):1461-1465. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2015-307729. Epub 2016 Feb 8.

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 PMCID: PMC1042418

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