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Mr Michael Tappin
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Mr Mike Tappin is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, who specialises in corneal and refractive surgery, based at LaserVision in Guildford and in Woking. 

Mr Tappin qualified in Medicine from St Mary's Medical School, London in 1999. He went on to complete his specialist training in Sheffield and North Thames, including Moorfields Hospital. Mr Tappin went on to further specialise in Corneal, Laser and Refractive surgery and he undertook fellowships at Moorfields Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth. He was appointed as a Consultant in 2001. He currently practices at the Royal Surrey NHS hospital alongside his private clinics.

Outside his practice, Mr Tappin has been involved in research on corneal transplant surgery and in cataract lens implants. He regularly lectures on corneal transplantation. He was the first surgeon in the UK to perform DMEK, an innovative endothelial cell transplantation technique. His Professional Memberships include the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and Royal College of Ophthalmologists. 

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Medical Procedures

  • Corneal Surgery
  • Refractive Laser Surgery
  • Lens Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Transplant Surgery
  • Excimer Laser Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • IOL Vip System
  • Presbyopia Surgery

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Special Interests

  • Corneal Transplantation
  • Corneal Disease
  • Anterior Segment
  • Fuchs Dystrophy 
  • Keratoconus 


BSc 1989

MBBS Imperial College, London - 1990

FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists - 1995