Inpatient and Outpatient


Mr McPherson offers a wide range of Ophthalmic services, please use the navigation buttons below to display a description of each. For more information, click on the buttons at the bottom of each section.



Currently, Mr McPherson consults at Spire Cardiff Hospital on Mondays and at St Joseph’s on Tuesday mornings. Initial appointments are for 30 minutes and cover examination, lens measurements and retinal scans, where appropriate, leaving time for discussion of results and treatment plan if required.

It is important that you bring your distance glasses, spectacle prescription and a list of medications with you for the appointment, as these all have a bearing on your ocular health and possible surgery.


Cataract Surgery

Mr McPherson provides a personalised Cataract service, starting with the initial consultation, where he assesses the Cataract and makes sure that there are no other significant causes of visual loss contributing to your symptoms.

He will assess the need for surgery and discuss the risks and benefits of having an operation. We will also discuss the ideal power and style of intraocular lens to be implanted after cataract removal. The type of lenses includes Toric Lenses, which can often reduce pre-existing astigmatism and Multifocal lenses and extended Depth of Field lenses, which can reduce the dependence on glasses post-operatively.

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Vitreo-Retinal Surgery

Vitreoretinal surgery is Mr McPherson’s speciality and covers a variety of retinal conditions. The basic vitrectomy operation allows access to the retina, to treat conditions such as Macular hole, epiretinal membrane, vitreomacular traction, retinal detachment, vitreous haemorrhage and diabetic retinopathy. 

Mr McPherson provides all aspects of vitreoretinal surgery and advice on treatment to suit your needs.


YAG Laser

Several years after cataract surgery and Clear lens surgery, a thickening of the posterior capsule, the membrane behind the newly implanted lens can occur. This is known as ‘After cataract’ or ‘Posterior Capsular Opacification (PCO)’ and can feel like the cataract is growing back again, affecting the vision.

This condition is easily treated in the outpatient setting with a few minutes of Laser treatment. The effect is almost instantaneous and is a permanent treatment, restoring the vision to the previous level without the need for surgery.

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General Ophthalmic Surgery

Mr McPherson also provides a wide variety of other General Ophthalmic Surgery and outpatient care. Please contact his secretary for more information.

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Post-Operative Care

After surgery, it is important to follow up with further outpatient consults to ensure the recovery is progressing normally. Mr McPherson recommends a visit 6 weeks after surgery.

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