Dr Jonathan Chan is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Royal Hospital for Children and Young People and Royal Edinburgh Infirmary, Edinburgh, Scotland. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer of the University of Edinburgh. He has been a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon for 20 years and has vast experience in small incision keyhole cataract surgery and multifocal lens implantation in adults, as well as specialised interest in full range of paediatric ocular and neuro-ophthalmological conditions and surgery, e.g. lazy eye, sticky eyes, squint surgery, to rarer infantile cataracts and retinopathy of prematurity.
Jonathan qualified from University College Dublin, Ireland in 1986 and completed a year demonstrating physiology to medical students at The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland whilst achieving an Honours Degree in Physiology at the University College of Dublin.
He started his training in ophthalmology at the Mater Misericodiae Hospital in Dublin and the Addenbrooks Hospital in Cambridge as a Senior House Officer.
He moved to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for his Registrar rotation and subsequently to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield for his Senior Registrar rotation. He then spent a year long Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus fellowship at the well known Jules Stein Eye Institute, University College of Los Angeles, U.S.A for his subspecialty training.
Jonathan obtained his CCST (Certification of Completion of Subspecialty Training) in December 1998 and Specialist Registration with the General Medical Council in January 1999.
Previously he worked as a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital and Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Jonathan developed the Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service for the South Yorkshire and Humber Region.
Jonathan specialises in high volume day case small incision cataract surgery and multifocal lens implantation and in adults and surgery for children with ophthalmic problems.
He has performed cataract surgery over 5,000 adult cataract operation with very low complication rate (National Ophthalmic database figures). He performs over 80 squint operations per annum. He also performs laser treatment on infants at the Royal Edinburgh Infirmary for the whole Lothian region.
He is a Fellow of the the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland and Royal College of Ophthalmologists and member of The European Society of Cataract and Refraction Surgery, The Oxford Ophthalmological Congress, The British Isles of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Association and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
Johnathan was the Regional Adviser and Continuous Professional Development Coordinator of the South Yorkshire and Humber Region for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London till 2016.
Jonathan is very active in training, teaching and research in Ophthalmology and has published over 40 papers in peer reviewed international journals and examiner of the Royal College.