Mr Tim de Klerk


Mr Tim de Klerk is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Clinical Lead for Cataract Services at Manchester Royal Hospital.

Mr de Klerk graduated from medical school in 2001 and has been working in the specialist field of ophthalmology since 2005. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (London) and an active member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. In addition to publishing numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications, he has been a speaker at ophthalmic scientific meetings in the United States, Europe and Australia.

He is directly responsible for the training of a number of trainee surgeons at any one time from both the UK and abroad. As the Consultant Lead for Cataract Surgery at his NHS Trust, he is tasked with dealing with the most complex and challenging cataract cases, week in, week out.

Surgically, Mr de Klerk focuses specifically on cataract and refractive surgery. Privately, he offers a number of different lens options and for the procedure patients have the option of local anaesthetic, local with some relaxing sedation or general anaesthetic.

As a clinician he always provides personalised, honest, ethical advice based on the most up to date scientific knowledge available. When surgical treatment is indicated he always aims for perfection and does all that is possible to minimise the inherent risks involved. He considers himself fortunate to work in an area of medicine that can improve people’s lives in such a direct and often dramatic way.

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