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 Switchboard: 029 2073 5515

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.

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 Switchboard: 029 2073 5515
  • or
  • Mr Gorman’s private secretary: 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.


You do not need to be covered by private health insurance to see Mr Gorman at Spire Hospital Cardiff.   Many of Mr Gormanís patients self fund their fees.  With inclusive care packages (which include surgeon's, anaesthetist's and hospital fees and follow-up appointments) 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).

If you have private or corporate medical insurance, please check with your individual policy's terms and conditions. It is important that you provide your correct membership or policy number and that any consultations or treatment are pre-authorised.


Keeping your personal and medical information safe and secure is a priority for Mr Gorman and his private office.

A new data protection law (the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR) became effective on 25th May 2018. The change in the law doesnít alter how we use your personal and medical information, but it does make it easier for you to find out how we use and protect your information, e.g. we do not store cookies on your computer just because you visit our website.

However, if you chose to consult Mr Gorman, your personal and medical information is an important part of your examination and potential treatment and it will be stored on our computers and in paper files. This information will help us treat you in the safest and most appropriate manner.

We wonít keep anything other than the information which is relevant to your care and treatment.  For more information, please read my privacy policy, contact my private secretary on 029 2048 5847, or email my private office.

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