Steve Scotcher has worked as a consultant ophthalmic surgeon in Hereford for over 10 years. He studied medicine at Bristol University, obtaining a First Class degree in Anatomical Sciences, before qualifying as a doctor in 1987. His initial postgraduate training was in the field of acute general medicine, and he became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1990.


He commenced his ophthalmic training in Southampton, and became a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 1993. He spent a year working as an exchange registrar in Brisbane, Australia, and in 1999 he completed a Fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology, at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.


Mr Scotcher is happy to see patients with cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, minor lid disorders or any general ophthalmic condition. He has introduced toric intraocular lens implants to the Nuffield Hospital, for patients with cataract and high astigmatic refractive errors. He has a special interest in paediatric ophthalmology, strabismus (squint), and other eye movement disorders. He is happy to see adults with squints who may be considering corrective surgery.


Outpatient clinics are held at the Nuffield Hospital on Tuesdays, and at other times by arrangement. Saturday morning clinics are held at the County Hospital for laser treatment and other complex investigations. Surgery is usually carried out at the Nuffield on Friday mornings.