Christopher Gorman
BSc MBChB (Hons) FRCOphth

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon


Head and shoulders photograph of Chris Gorman


Private Consultations:

Glamorgan House
Spire Cardiff Hospital
Croescadarn Road
CF23 8XL

Spire Cardiff Hospital Appointments: 029 2073 6011

Fax: 029 2054 9930

Private Secretary: 029 2048 5847


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Department of Ophthalmology
University Hospital of Wales
Heath Park
CF14 4XW

NHS Tel: 029 2074 7747

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Appointed Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in 2000, Mr Gorman’s NHS sessions are undertaken at the University Hospital of Wales and his private clinics at Spire Cardiff Hospital.

In addition to general ophthalmology and high volume cataract surgery, Mr Gorman’s specialist interests are the surgical treatment of vitreoretinal disorders and diabetic eye disease. 

Mr Gorman qualified from Leeds University Medical School with Honours in 1998.  His further training in Ophthalmology was in Leeds, Nottingham and South Africa.  He also completed advanced subspeciality training with a Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery.

Mr Gorman is fully registered with the General Medical Council and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. Additionally he is a Member of the British Medical Association, British and Irish Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons (BEAVRS), and the European Society of Vitreoretinal Surgeons (EVRS).

Mr Gorman is a surgical teacher and lectures to Ophthalmic Trainees, General Practitioners, Optometrists and Nurses.

Services Provided:

Mr Gorman is a highly experienced ophthalmic surgeon who manages a full range of general ophthalmic medical conditions.  His specialist interests are in Cataract Surgery, Diabetic Eye Disease and the surgical treatment of Vitreoretinal disorders.

At Spire Cardiff Hospital, Mr Gorman personally manages each of his private patients.

Whatever the ophthalmic condition, a comprehensive eye examination and consultation is the starting point of a patient’s management.  Not every ophthalmic condition requires surgery but during a consultation at Spire Hospital, Mr Gorman has the time to explain his findings to the patient, discuss the condition, management options, timescales and answer patient questions.  Patients can then take time to consider their options and a management plan is agreed with the patient as appropriate.

Common ophthalmic conditions that are seen in clinic but not necessarily requiring surgery include:

  • Allergy,
  • Blepharitis,
  • Diabetic Eye Disease,
  • Dry Eye,
  • Infection,
  • Inflammation.

The most common surgical procedures undertaken by Mr Gorman include:

  • Cataract (day case surgery: small incision phaco cataract extraction plus intraocular lens).  Mr Gorman has performed thousands of these operations with very high success rates.
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery, treating conditions affecting the back of the eye including: Repair of Retinal Holes, Tears and detachments.  Epiretinal Membrane.  Macular Degeneration. Severe trauma of the eye and sport related injury.  Diabetic Retinopathy. Vitreous opacification.  Provides regional service for the ongoing management of complications of cataract surgery.

    Please note that vitreoretinal surgery is performed as a private patient at University Hospital Wales as
    supra specialist equipment and staff are required.
  • Chalazion/Lesion of eyelid.

Private Spire Cardiff Hospital Clinic Times

Tuesday afternoons 1.00pm5.00pm and 1.00pm8.00pm (alternate weeks).

Mr Gorman is available for emergencies by special request via his private secretary.

To book an appointment to see Mr Gorman please telephone either:

  • Spire Cardiff Hospital Appointments: 029 2073 6011 or 029 2073 5515 (please press 4)
  • or
  • Mr Gorman’s private secretary (daytime and evenings): 029 2048 5847.

A letter of referral from your General Practitioner or Optician is preferred.

For a thorough eye examination your eyes may need to be dilated which may affect your driving for a few hours afterwards, therefore, please ensure you have appropriate travel arrangements in place.

For emergencies or general enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Gorman’s Private Secretary on the telephone number above.


Mr Gorman is registered with most private health insurance companies.

You do not need to be covered by private health insurance to see Mr Gorman at Spire Hospital Cardiff.   Many of Mr Gorman’s patients self fund their fees.  With inclusive care packages* for routine surgery such as cataract, patients can be reassured that prices are fixed.

Please note that Mr Gorman undertakes many different procedures the costs of which are available via his Private Secretary (Tel: 029 2048 5847).

*Includes surgeon’s fee, hospital fees, anaesthetist fee, and follow-up consultations.


Audit of retinal detachments performed by Mr Gorman at University Hospital Wales 2007-2008 (94 consecutive cases)

Primary reattachment at first attempt:      88%

If repeat procedure necessary, number of retinas flat after final operation: 98.9%


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