John Cooper

Oculoplastic specialist nurse practitioner

John James Cooper BSc (Hons) MRes (Clin) MSc RGN

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner (MSc) – University of Salford, Master’s Degree
  • Registered (NMC) Non-medical Prescriber (2017)
  • Specialist Oculoplastic  Nurse Practitioner – Manchester Royal Eye Hospital  (12 years)
  • Research Masters Degree (MRes) – University of Manchester
  • Performs 600 minor-op procedures per year
  • Complex orbital wound care and assessment
  • Coordinates and provides temporal artery biopsy service
  • Sub-Tenon’s local anesthetic injection administrator
  • Member of the RCN Ophthalmic Forum & IONA Committees
  • Chair and author of the RCN ‘Nature, Scope and Value of Ophthalmic Nursing’
  • ORBIS international participant – Ethiopia (Addis Ababa) 2012


  • MSc Advanced Nurse Practitioner (University of Salford) – merit, 2015
  • MRes (Clin) (University of Manchester) – merit, 2012
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing (University of Manchester), 2004
  • ENB 177, 346, N10, R34, 998 (Mentorship)
  • Qualified RGN 1992 (Pennine Trust)


Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (Employed for 26 years)

Royal College of Nursing Ophthalmic (Forum Committee)

International Ophthalmic Nursing Association (Forum Committee)


Cooper J. & McQueen L. (2017) The Eyelids and Lacrimal Drainage System. In Ophthalmic Care (2nd Edn) J. Marsden (ed) M&K Publishing, Keswick. Chapter 15, pgs 325-364.

Cooper J., Dharmasena A., Malik R. & Cook A. (2015) Reliability and effectiveness of the Manchester Orbital Exenteration Wound Assessment Tool: Inter-observer agreement. Orbit. 34:3 127-131

Platts M., Danial S., Cook A. & J.Cooper (2014) A review of the management options for periorbital basal cell carcinomas. International Journal of Ophthalmic Practice. 5 (1): 6-11

Platts M., Cooper J. & Cook A. (2012) Acknowledging the contribution the nurse can make to patients with thyroid eye disease. International Journal of Ophthalmic Practice. 3(4): 156-160

Cooper J. (2010) Undergoing enucleation of the eye: Part 2, post-operative care. British Journal of Nursing. 19 (1): 28-34

Cooper J. (2009) Undergoing enucleation of the eye: Part 1, preoperative care. British Journal of Nursing. 18 (22): 1386-1390

Specialist Treatment

Contact us now to find out how we can help you with your eye, eyelid, facial or skincare needs. You will find our website contains a great deal of helpful information about what we do. We welcome email enquiries.

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00-18.00

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED


Get in touch

2 Gibwood Road
Northenden, Manchester
M22 4BT

Tel: 0161 947 2720


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Clinic Closure Notice

It is with great sadness that we have had no option but to temporarily close the Face & Eye Clinic as of Friday 27th March 2020 in order to prevent a wider spread of COVID-19.

The Face & Eye Clinic has always been committed to providing a safe environment for patients and staff, in which high quality care can be delivered. Please rest reassured that we will continue to do so as soon as we are able to reopen our clinic.

What is important to know at the moment:

  • We are calling all patients who are affected to inform them that their appointment has been cancelled – telephone consultations may be offered where appropriate.
  • During the closure our mailbox will be continually monitored. We are remaining active to support you with anything you may need and will be happy to answer any queries you have.
  • You can also find information on our website
  • If you are a Face & Eye post-op patient with an urgent concern, please call the mobile number for your consultant which you were provided with when discharged. Please be aware that, during this period of closure, the consultants may not be able to respond immediately, as they may be undertaking vital NHS work. If you do not receive a response, please email

We thank you for your understanding during this difficult time. We will keep you updated on any changes and look forward to seeing you back at the clinic very soon.

Please stay at home, stay positive and look after each other.

Brian Leatherbarrow, Saj Ataullah, Khalid Ikram