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Mr Bill Newman

Consultant Paediatric and Neuro-ophthalmologist


MB,BS,FRCS (Glasg), FRCOphth, LL.M (Medical Law)

Special Interests

Paediatric ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery including cataract and squint. Paediatric and adult-ophthalmology including cerebral visual impairment. Paediatric ophthalmic craniofacial abnormalities and oculoplastic surgery. Children considered difficult to assess. Ocular Trauma. Medicolegal ophthalmology.


Mr Newman was appointed as Consultant Ophthalmic surgeon at The Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in 2016 having spent the previous fourteen years as Consultant jointly at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and St Paul’s Eye Unit Liverpool. William graduated from The London Hospital Medical College in 1986. Subsequently he trained in Bournemouth , Glasgow and London undertaking fellowships in paediatric ophthalmology at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow (Yorkhill) and in neuro-ophthalmology jointly at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (Queen Square) and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. In 2002 he was appointed Consulant Paediatric and Neuro-ophthalmologist at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and St Paul’s Eye Unit in Liverpool. Nationally he is Honorary Secretary of the Royal College of Ophthalmologist, an appointed member of the Secretary of State for Transport’s Honorary Advisory Panel on Driving and Visual Disorders and a member of the Clinical Reference Group for Specialist Ophthalmic Services. Internationally he has participated with ORBIS and other charitable organizations to improve eye care. His practice is in all aspects of children’s eye care and surgery and has special inteerests in the effects and treatment of visual disorders following eye or brain injury either congenital or acquired, congenital cataract and the ocular management of craniofacial and oculoplastic disorders. He has an active medicolegal practice particularly in relation to disorders of vision in trauma and brain injury. MEMBERSHIPS: Hon. Secretary and Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. Fellow of the Royal College of Physcians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Member of the British and Irish Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Association. Member of the American Association for Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Member of the European Paediatric and Strabismus Society. Member of the British and Irish Neuro-ophthalmology Club. Member of the British Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Society. Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. Member of the Expert Witness Institute.