Face & Eye visiting surgeons
Mr Mike Lavin BSc MBChB FRCS FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Mr Lavin trained in general ophthalmology and vitreo-retinal surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital London. Mr Lavin has been a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital for over 20 years. He has a very busy private practice specializing in modern small incision cataract surgery, vitreo-retinal surgery, glaucoma and general ophthalmology. Mr Lavin has consulting rooms at the Alexandra Hospital Cheadle, Fernleigh Consulting Centre in Wilmslow, The Downs in Altrincham and in St. John Street in Manchester. Mr Lavin undertakes cataract surgery and anti-VEGF injections for age related macular degeneration (AMD) at Face & Eye.
Miss Anna Maino FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Anna Maino is a Consultant Eye Surgeon with extensive expertise in Strabismus (the management of Squints), Paediatric Ophthalmology, Neuro-Ophthalmology and Cataract Surgery. She also offers expert advice in all aspects of General Ophthalmology. After obtaining a first class honours degree in 1998, she then worked as Research Fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London (1999-2000). She then completed her specialist ophthalmic training at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (2001-2008). In 2008, she undertook an internationally renowned fellowship in Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital under Mr JP Lee, Miss G Adams and Prof A Moore.
She started working as a Consultant at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport in September 2009 where she was appointed to develop and lead a specialist Strabismus and Paediatric service. Miss Maino has an interest in medical education and research, actively participating in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes as an organiser, lecturer and trainer. She has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and she regularly presents papers at national and international conferences. She is invited to review articles for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Royal College of Ophthalmology journals. Anna is a member of the British Isles Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Association, the European Strabismology Association and the International Strabismus Association.
She goes to the theatre, art exhibitions and concerts (classical music
and obscure rock bands). She particularly enjoys reading Victorian ghost
stories, art house cinema and paintings by Russian avant-garde artists.
Anna also enjoys mid-distance running and scuba diving. She speaks
Italian and German and currently she is studying Hindi.
Mr Tim Blackburn
Facial Plastic Surgeon
Tim Blackburn is a board registered specialist in Facial Surgery graduating with 4 distinctions from King's College London. After training in London & Liverpool, Tim won the Intercollegiate Gold Medal in the FRCS exit examination. He has undertaken fellowships in head & neck surgery in Manchester in Plastic, ENT and Maxillo-Facial surgery & observerships in Milan, Glasgow, Toronto, Chicago and Germany.
Mr Blackburn was appointed a Consultant in the Manchester Royal Infirmary Department of Maxillo-Facial & Facial Plastic Surgery in 2008. He subspecialises in cosmetic & reconstructive facial plastic surgery with an accumulated experience of over 3000 operations in facial plastic surgery. Tim is honorary consultant at The Christie, Honorary tutor for Manchester Medical School. Tim is a member of 5 specialised interdisciplinary teams at the University teaching hospital in central Manchester: Head & Neck cancer / reconstruction; specialist skin cancer; facial neuromuscular rehabilitation; orbital & skull base surgery working with complex facial disease, trauma, implants, 3D planning & reconstruction.
Mr Blackburn is the elected secretary-general to the International Academy of Oral and Facial Rehabilitation, a peer-reviewer for the International Journal and serves for the Intercollegiate Specialty Exit Examination by invitation. Tim has many peer reviewed publications, international presentations including key-note lectures and is active in research in facial plastic surgery. Tim's applies his subspecialist skills to his cosmetic facial plastic surgery including liposculpture, laser treatment, botulinum toxin, fillers, custom implants & mini-facelift under local anaesthesia with sedation.
- Association of Facial Plastic Surgeons
- European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons
- European Association of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgeons
- British Association of Oral Maxillo-Facial Surgeons
- Facial cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery
- Facial microvascular reanimation surgery / for facial palsy
- Head and neck surgical oncology including skin lesions
- Microvascular reconstructive Surgery
- Facial implant rehabilitation
- Facial trauma / scar revision
- Facial skin surgical / laser / filler / fat transfer treatments
Tim plays piano, Spanish guitar, is a keen Coventry City football supporter and family man with 4 children.
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