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Mr William Newman

Professional Description:

Consultant Paediatric & Neuro-ophthalmologist



PO Box 261
Area of work:

Manchester/Merseyside and Nationwide


I am an NHS consultant ophthalmic surgeon appointed in 2002. I was the Honorary Secretary of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2013 - 2017.

Previous appointments include a clinical fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology jointly between the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Moorfields Eye Hospital and paediatric ophthalmology in Glasgow.

I have over 15 years’ experience in providing reports and giving evidence in adult and paediatric ophthalmology.

I have a sub-specialist in Neuro-Ophthalmology in children and adults with visual problems due to brain tumours and congenital/acquired brain injury, including clients of all ages who are deemed ‘difficult to assess’. For 14 years I was the ophthalmologist to one of the four supraregional craniofacial services.

I provide reports where children are considered to have suffered abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome); this was the subject of my LL.M dissertation.

Due to the recovery from the pandemic and current NHS and medicolegal commitments Mr Newman is not taking on new instructions until January 2022.


LLM (Medical Law) University of Northumbria 2007


Honorary Secretary (2013-17) and Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Fellow (by election) of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, International member of the American Association for Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Member of the British and Irish Neuro-ophthalmology Club, Member of the European Paediatric and Strabismus Society, Member of the British Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Society, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, Member of the Expert Witness Institute.

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