He has over 30 years of experience in ophthalmology and has been a specialist Consultant Surgeon for 27 years. His major areas of expertise are oculoplastic, orbital, and lacrimal (watery eye) surgery for which he has a national and international reputation. Details of the operations he undertakes are provided below. He operates privately at his clinic Face & Eye in South Manchester, at the new Spire Manchester Hospital, and at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital where he is an honorary consultant.
He performs over 250 specialist oculoplastic/orbital/lacrimal operations per year and has received referrals of patients requiring such surgery from all over the U.K. and from as far afield as Australia, Africa, Malaysia, Greece, India, Pakistan, Portugal, Ireland, Sweden, the Ukraine and the Middle East. He consulted and operated in Kuwait for 5 days in March 2014, October 2015 and November 2016.
Mr Leatherbarrow also has a busy medicolegal practice, undertaking 150-200 specialist medical reports for solicitors each year. He was awarded the Cardiff University Law School Bond Solon Civil Expert Certificate in May 2015.
He graduated from Manchester Medical School in 1982, training in general ophthalmology at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital before undertaking subspecialty training fellowships in oculoplastic and orbital surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, and the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, USA, where he also trained with plastic surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, dermatological surgeons and neurosurgeons.
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He is the author of a major textbook ‘Oculoplastic Surgery’ (published by Martin Dunitz, 2002). The second edition of this major textbook was published by Informa Healthcare in Dec 2010 (http://www.eyelidsurgery.co.uk/blb-book.htm). The 3rd edition was published in October 2019: