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Ms Tessa Fayers is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at the Trust, working at the Western Eye Hospital, Marylebone (adults) and St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington (children).

She specialises in oculoplastic (eyelid), lacrimal (tear duct) and cataract surgery as well as general ophthalmology and emergency eye care. She graduated with Honours from Bristol University Medical School, including a First Class Honours Bsc in psychology, for which she was awarded a Wolfson Foundation award.

She also won awards from the Institute of Medical Ethics and the Bristol Medico-Chirurgical Society. Ms Fayers trained at major London teaching hospitals including St Thomas' Hospital, King's College Hospital, the Western Eye Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital. She did more than two years of subspecialist fellowship training in oculoplastic, orbital and lacrimal surgery at the world-renowned Moorfield's Eye Hospital, London and at the prestigious University of British Colombia, Vancouver, Canada, for which she was awarded a TFC Frost Fellowship as well as research awards from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and St Thomas' Hospital.


Cataract surgery, oculoplastic (eyelid), lacrimal (tear duct) and orbit (eye socket) surgery, general and emergency ophthalmology

Research & publications

Miss Fayers is the research lead for oculoplastics in the Imperial College Ophthalmic Research Group Clinical Trials Unit and is currently Chief Investigator for three clinical research trials. She has published numerous original research papers in high-ranking ophthalmology journals on topics including thyroid eye disease, blepharospasm and tear duct surgery. She has a particular interest in the impact of conditions such as thyroid eye disease and watery eyes on patients’ quality of life. One of her research studies was voted the best oculoplastic paper presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2015.

Her publications include:

  • Fayers T, Loh GK, Cordeiro MF, Lee V, Jain R, Fayers PM. Overprescribing of antibiotics by UK ophthalmologists. Eye 2018; 32(2):240-242
  • Fayers T, Fayers PM, Dolman PJ. Sensitivity and responsiveness of the patient-reported TED-QOL to rehabilitative surgery in thyroid eye disease. Orbit 2016;35(6):328-334.
  • Fayers T, Dolman PJ. Bicanalicular silicone stents in endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy : Results of a randomized clinical trial. Ophthalmology 2016;123(10):2255-9.
  • Fayers T, Shaw SR, Hau SC, Ezra DE. Changes in corneal aesthesiometry and the sub-basal nerve plexus in benign essential blepharospasm. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2015; 99(11):1509-13. - Fayers T, Barker LE, Verity DH, Rose GE. Oscillopsia after lateral wall orbital decompression. Ophthalmology 2013;120(9):1920-3.
  • Fayers T, Dolman PJ. Validity and reliability of the TED-QOL: A new three-item questionnaire to assess quality of life in thyroid eye disease. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2011;95(12):1670-4.
  • Fayers T, Morris DS, Dolman PJ. Vibration-assisted anaesthesia in eyelid surgery. Ophthalmology 2010;117(7):1453-7.
  • Fayers T, Laverde T, Tay E, Olver JM. Lacrimal surgery success after external dacryocystorhinostomy: functional and anatomical results using strict outcome criteria. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2009;25(6):472-5.
  • Fayers T, Abdullah W, Walton V, Wilkins MR. Failure to bend - The impact of written and photographic instruction sheets on patient behaviour after cataract surgery. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 2009;35(10):1739-43.
  • Fayers T, Strouthidis NG, Garway Heath DF. Monitoring glaucomatous progression using a novel HRT event analysis. Ophthalmology 2007;114(11):1973-80. - Fayers T, Crowley T, Jenkins J, Cahill DJ. Medical student awareness of sexual health is poor. International Journal of STD & AIDS 2003;14(6):386-9.

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