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Mr Smith qualified from St Thomas’ Hospital in London with a first class degree in Neurosciences and honours in Surgery.
After six months of Neurosurgery he began his ophthalmic training. His registrar training was based at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, England. During his first year at Moorfields Eye Hospital (1999) he worked in the refractive surgery department and began performing photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) under the supervision of Mr Julian Stevens, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon. As a registrar he was trained in glaucoma, cataract, vitreo-retinal, corneo-refractive and oculoplastic surgery. In 2003 he carried out a fellowship in Cataract and Corneo refractive surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital.
In 2004 he was appointed as Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with sub-speciality interests in glaucoma, cataract and corneo-refractive surgery at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon, England. He is an Honorary consultant in the refractive surgery department at Moorfields Eye Hospital.
He has numerous research papers published in medical literature and has presented his research at scientific conferences in the UK, Europe and USA.
Mr Smith has full registration with the General Medical Council and the specialist register as an Ophthalmologist. He is currently a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the British Society of Refractive Surgeons, the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmologists.
Over the last 35 years, Richard has run B2B medical devices operations from South Africa, to Italy and the UK, partnered and ran a Vision Express opticians store and built a global distributor network for the TearLab Corporation.
Richard & Guy have worked together on various projects throughout their careers. In 2017, Richard was undertaking some ophthalmic clinical research about Dry Eyes with Guy. Guy mentioned that there was no institution in the Greater Swindon area outside of a hospital that was specifically built for eye care, which gave the pair the idea for Matrix Eye Clinic.
Richard has led the charge in securing and renovating premises for Matrix Eye Clinic, helped build the client base, and procured the technology and machinery needed to run testing and diagnosis for patients through his extensive network in the ophthalmology field.
Kathryn has been responsible for the Registration of Matrix Surgical with the CQC and is the CQC Registered Manager. She oversees the daily operations of our outpatient and surgical facilities. She also provides administrative support and facilitates the hiring and training of staff members, she liaises with patients and healthcare professionals and coordinates patient care plans.
Kathryn started her career in nursing, and went on to set up her own Medical Recruitment business and has had numerous senior management posts within the healthcare arena.