Ms Richardson

  • Cataracts
  • Macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Uveitis
  • Glaucoma
  • Stye

Ms Theresa Richardson

GMC: 3560402

Ms Theresa Richardson is a highly experienced ophthalmologist with over 26 years of experience, based in London. From her private clinics at the Western Eye Hospital, BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital, Ms Richardson specialises in cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. At present, she is the leading ophthalmologist for eye casualties in west London and has received numerous clinical excellence awards for her work with the NHS.  

Ms Richardson qualified in 1991 from the University of London with honours in medicine and surgery. She was awarded the Esther Frances Williams prize for best overall performance in her year, with more prizes won than any other student. She completed her specialist ophthalmology training at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Western Eye Hospital, where she received a fellowship in retina conditions and uveitis. Ms Richardson has held the position of medical retina and cataract trainer at both Imperial Health Care Trust The Western Eye and Charing Cross since 2014 and has been consultant ophthalmologist at BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital since 2003. 

Ms Richardson is a highly esteemed teacher of cataract surgery, with more than 26 years of training experience, having performed over 25 thousand cataracts, with a complication rate of less than 0.04 per cent. Her background in psychology ensures that her patients are not only provided with quality treatment but with quality care that is supportive and understanding of their individual needs. 

  • Professional experience

    • Consultant Ophthalmologist at Imperial Healthcare Trust, The Western Eye Hospital (2014-present)
    • Consultant Ophthalmologist at Charing Cross Hospital (2014-present)
    • Consultant Ophthalmologist at BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital (2003-present) 
    • Consultant Eye Surgeon at Croydon University Hospital in 2002 
  • Education

    • BSc in Psychology from the University of London 
    • Honours in medicine and surgery from Royal Free Hospital London (1991) 
    • Fellowship in retina and uveitis from Moorfields Eye Hospital 
  • Professional membership

    • MDU BMA FRCS MEMBER of Euretina
  • Teaching posts

    • Offers courses to GPs for LOC and BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital 
    • Regularly teaches cataract surgery 
    • Head of teaching retinal programme at western eye . Lead for eye casualty teaching
  • Prizes and awards

    • Honours in medicine and surgery
    • Distinctions in pathology, paediatrics, pharmacology
    • 12 prizes at medical school
    • Frances Esther Williams Award for excellence in final MBBS
    • 4 clinical excellence awards

 Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Amblyopia
  • Angiography
  • Angle closure glaucoma
  • Aniridia
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharospasm
  • Botulinum toxin (Botox™)
  • Canthoplasty
  • Cataracts
  • Cerebral visual impairment (CVI)
  • Chalazion treatment
  • Coloboma
  • Colour blindness
  • Congenital glaucoma
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Contact lens related problems
  • Cornea
  • Cornea guttata
  • Corneal abrasion
  • Corneal ulcer
  • Dark circles
  • Dermal fillers
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Diplopia (double vision)
  • Dry eye
  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Exophthalmos (bulging eyes)
  • Eye allergies
  • Eye cancer
  • Eye examination
  • Eye floaters
  • Eyelid malpositions
  • Facial paralysis
  • Fuchs' dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Intravitreal injection
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lens Replacement
  • Low vision
  • Macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Macular hole
  • Macular oedema
  • Myopia
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Nystagmus
  • OCT (optical coherence tomography)
  • Ocular hypertension
  • Ocular melanoma
  • Oculo-facial plastic and cosmetic surgery
  • Oculoplastics
  • Open angle glaucoma
  • Optic neuritis
  • Orbital cellulitis
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium and pinguecula
  • Retina
  • Retinal detachment
  • Retinal detachment surgery
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Retinopathy
  • Second medical opinion
  • Secondary glaucoma
  • Stye
  • Tear trough filler
  • Thyroid eye disease
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Upper eyelid filler
  • Uveitis
  • Visual impairment
  • Watery eyes

Make an appointment


  • The Western Eye Hospital
    171 Marylebone Road NW1 5QH - London (Central London)
    (+44) 02039709984
  • BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital
    8 Poppy Lane CR9 8AB - London (South London)
    (+44) 02038784819
  • Charing Cross Hospital
    Fulham Palace Road W6 8RF - London (West London)
    (+44) 02039709984


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Can diabetes lead to blindness?

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you may have heard of diabetic retinopathy, where the condition can lead to blindness. One of our expert ophthalmologists Ms Theresa Richardson, explains what important steps that you can take in order to prevent visual impairment from diabetes.

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Uveitis cataracts: how common are they?

In patients with chronic eye inflammation (uveitis), cataracts are a common complication because of prolonged use of high-dose steroids used to treat the primary condition. Leading ophthalmologist Ms Theresa Richardson explains why it is still important for patients to use the steroids as it would be more detrimental without.

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How to spot uveitis

Many things can irritate your eyes, and all of us will experience the symptoms of pink-eye in our lifetimes. While conjunctivitis or infections are more common causes, a more unusual possibility is that of uveitis. What exactly is this condition? Top ophthalmologist Ms Theresa Richardson explains all.

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Discover age-related macular degeneration (AMD) (part 2)

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common cause of vision loss as we get older, but, besides ageing, what things put us at risk of developing this condition? And how is AMD treated? In the second part of our interview with leading ophthalmologist Ms Theresa Richardson, she answers these questions.

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Discover age-related macular degeneration (AMD) (part 1)

The leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 60, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common condition in which a small part of the central retina called the macula deteriorates, affecting the patient’s central vision. What is having this condition really like? What are the signs to watch out for? What are “dry” and “wet” AMD? We talked to respected ophthalmologist Ms Theresa Richardson, who answered our questions:

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  • Very friendly and reassuring. Good, clear explanations given. Will definitely recommend her to others.
  • Yes I would recommend this doctor. Best I have ever had. Very kind friendly person
  • High quality and professionalism, very easy hospital to get to
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