Jonathan Luck

Mr Luck is a specialist in Cataract and Refractive surgery, and has been a Consultant in Bath for over 25 years. He qualified from Manchester University and undertook higher specialist training in Liverpool, Leeds and Australia.

Mr Luck undertook a Fellowship in anterior segment and external eye disease with Professor Doug Coster at the Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide, South Australia. During his time in Adelaide he was involved in research into penetrating Keratoplasty (corneal grafting), and helped perfect the murine model of corneal grafting using novel surgical techniques. His NHS practice is at the Royal United Hospital in Bath, where he runs the anterior segment and the paediatric service, and he has his private practice at the Circle Bath Hospital – recently described by a national newspaper as “One of the finest Hospitals in Britain”.

His main surgical interests are in refractive lens exchange, novel premium lens implantation and complex cataract surgery. He is responsible for the paediatric ophthalmology service, and is currently looking at ways to improve traditional approaches to squint surgery. He also has a keen interest in training, and is on the microsurgical skills sub-committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, and is the immediate past Clinical Tutor at the RUH. He is currently Senior Examiner for the Royal College for the past decade, and has responsibility for setting and running the FRCOphth Part II examination. He also examines for the Laser Refractive Surgery Certificate. Mr Luck’s other main interest is in Clinical Governance, and the College has seconded him on several occasions to visit Trusts where there have been governance concerns, usually around lens implantation. He has been an invited speaker on the subject of governance in ophthalmic surgical practice to Trusts nationwide.