Consultant ophthalmologist and oculoplastic surgeon
Susana Morley is a fully accredited NHS Consultant Ophthalmologist, Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and is on the General Medical Council specialist register (4333148). She is a member of The British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS) and The American Academy of Ophthalmology. Susana is the lead oculolpastic surgeon at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital NHS Trust where she has been a consultant for 11 years. Susana has extensive experience of specialist oculoplastic surgery.
Having obtained a triple first from University of Cambridge in preclinical studies she completed her clinical medical school training at the University of Oxford.
Her training in Ophthalmology was in London, based at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital. Susana Morley has extensive training in eyelid, lacrimal and orbital surgery from several of the UK’s best oculoplastic centers including Moorfield’s Eye Hospital with Mr. Richard Collin and the specialist oculoplastic unit at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.
Looking for the best eyelid surgeon for you?
Susana Morley offers a comprehensive service including advanced techniques in the following areas:
Why choose Susana Morley to be your surgeon?
I have been a consultant ophthalmologist for 11 years. I am the lead oculoplastic surgeon at one of the largest NHS teaching hospitals in the UK (Guys and St Thomas' NHS Trust). My NHS work involves helping patients with problems related to their eyelids and associated structures. I have two specialist oculoplastic surgical operating lists a week. I work closely with the dermatology team. I perform complex eyelid reconstructive surgery on patients who have had to have part of their eyelid removed due to skin tumours.
My aim in running the eyelid clinic is to provide patients an alternative to the standard non-specialist "cosmetic" clinics which are available. I don't think is realistic for one surgeon to be an expert in multiple surgical sites. I never "advise" or "recommend" aesthetic surgery - after all it is not medically necessary. What I do offer patients is an expert, professional opinion on the risks and benefits of surgery so that patients can make their own decision regarding their treatment. Following all consultations, the patient will receive a full letter in the post outlining the consultation, my findings and my professional opinion. The patient can then take time to consider their options.
I am proud to work at St Thomas' Hospital and use my skills to help NHS patients. I operate twice a week on NHS patients in the eye operating theatres and have a very good working relationship with the theatre staff. They know how I work and what equipment I need for surgery without any need for me to ask. As a surgeon having complete trust in the operating theatre team is crucial.
Additionally, the fees paid by private patients undergoing surgery at St Thomas help to cover the costs of running the NHS services. This is good for the NHS and as a patient you can feel comfortable that your fees are helping support the NHS rather than contibuting to the bottom line of a private company.
An inital consultation lasts 45 minutes. During this time you will have the opportunity to ask questions and I will listen to your concerns and examine your eyes carefully. This includes looking at the back of your eyes (the retina) and checking the general health of the eyes (including looking for dry eye which may be exacerbated by surgery). I will address your specifc area of concern and document my clinical findings. I will give you an honest and objective appraisal as to whether your problem can be dealt with surgically and will outline the risks and potential benefits of surgery. Please be aware that my professional opinion may be that your condition is not suited to surgical treatment.
I perform two oculoplastic surgery operating lists a week where I operate on 3-6 patients per list. In addition, I perform eyelid reconstruction (where the eyelid has been removed following resecton of a tumour) on up to three patients per week. I have performed hundreds if not thousands of operations on patients' eyelids.