Mr Alastair Porteous



Consultant Ophthalmologist

Professional background

Mr Porteous is an Ophthalmic Surgeon with a specialist interest in glaucoma and cataracts. He is the clinical lead for glaucoma and the deputy clinical lead for ophthalmology at Kingston Hospital. He undertook a fellowship in glaucoma at the Western Eye Hospital and completed his ophthalmic specialty training in London, predominantly at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Western Eye Hospital.

Mr Porteous has a keen interest in all aspects of glaucoma management. He is experienced in glaucoma laser procedures including selective laser trabeculoplasty and YAG laser peripheral iridotomy. He is also experienced in both minimally invasive glaucoma surgery techniques such as iStent trabecular micro-bypass and more traditional filtration surgery including trabeculectomy and aqueous shunt surgery.

Mr Porteous can undertake cataract surgery with premium toric intraocular lenses.

Mr Porteous has successfully published articles in a number of medical ophthalmic journals and has presented at a series of national and international meetings.

Mr Porteous has a keen interest in training and education, having undertaken an undergraduate teaching fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital, completing a postgraduate certificate in medical education with Dundee University and currently holds a position on the Training the Trainers sub-committee at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Clinical Areas of Interest
  • Cataract surgery
  • All aspects of glaucoma management including filtration surgery, laser and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery
  • YAG laser

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Professional memberships

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists , European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, UK & Eire Glaucoma Society