About Geraint

Geraint graduated from the University of Cardiff in 2002 after intercalating and gaining a BSc in Medical Genetics in 2001.  He commenced his ophthalmic training in South Wales and completed his basic specialist training in the Oxford deanery in 2005.  He took up a position as a Specialist Registrar in the West Midlands in 2006.

He was awarded a prestigious Wellcome Trust clinical research fellowship in 2008, completing his PhD in 2012 and achieving international prizes for his work researching scarring diseases of the ocular surface.  He was an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology at the University of Birmingham from 2012 to 2014.  He combined this role with advanced subspecialty training in cornea and external disease at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre and continued his senior anterior segment training at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

He completed advanced clinical fellowship in cataract, corneal and refractive surgery at the Singapore National Eye Centre from 2014 to 2015, working with international leaders in their field.  He received his diploma in cataract and refractive surgery (PGDip Cat Ref) from the University of Ulster in 2020, graduating with distinction.

Geraint led the corneal service in Worcestershire from 2016 to 2021.  He was appointed as consultant ophthalmologist at the Wye Valley NHS Trust in Herefordshire in 2021, serving patients in the county and Mid Wales.

He is a visiting professor at Ulster University and module lead for re-operative assessment in cataract and refractive surgery for the Postgraduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery.  He holds the Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.


Prizes and Fellowships

  • 2020
    Postgraduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery (PGDip Cat Ref) , Ulster University
  • Oct 2017
    Ruskell Medal
    Best paper in ophthalmology or visual science for studies undertaken within the UK and published between July 2016 and June 2017.  Summary…
  • Jun 2015
    Application of Femtosecond Lasers
    Singapore Eye Research Institute
  • Feb 2015
    Asia ARVO Travel Grant Recipient
    Asia ARVO Meeting. Comparison of intra-ocular pressure changes in Ziemer LDV femtosecond laser platforms with liquid or flat applanation interfaces.
  • Aug 2014 - Nov 2015
  • Aug 2014
    The Peel and Rothwell Travelling Fellowship
    The Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust. Singapore National Eye Centre/Singapore Eye Research Institute.
  • Sep 2013
    Fight for Sight New Lecturers Award
    Fight for Site. T-cell Responses to Herpes Simplex Virus in treated/untreated Herpes Simplex Keratitis.
  • Jun 2013
    RCOphth/Fight for Sight Award
    RCOphth/Fight for Sight Award. Epithelial CD45INTCD11b+CD16+CD14- neutrophils are present in sub-clinically inflamed conjunctiva in Ocular Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid and are associated with progression of disease.
  • Jun 2013
    RCOphth/Pfizer Ophthalmic Fellowship
    RCOphth/Pfizer Ophthalmic Fellowship. The application and use of the femtosecond laser in enhancing corneal transplantation and cataract surgery.
  • Nov 2012
    MCLOSA/IOSS - Best Poster
    MCLOSA/IOSS Joint Scientific Meeting. Sub-clinical inflammation in Ocular Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid: ‘Hidden’ neutrophils may predict disease progression of conjunctival fibrosis.
  • May 2012
    ARVO International Travel Grant Recipient
    Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology Meeting. Sub-clinical inflammation in Ocular Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid: ‘Hidden’ neutrophils may predict disease progression of conjunctival fibrosis.
  • Oct 2011
    MOS Junior Ophthalmologists Prize - Winner
    Midland Ophthalmological Society Centenary Meeting Junior Ophthalmologists Prize Presentation. Sub-clinical inflammation in Pemphigoid: Can ‘hidden’ neutrophils predict disease progression?
  • Nov 2009
    MCLOSA - Best Poster
    MCLOSA 16th Scientific Meeting. Validation of a Fornix Depth Measurer in the Assessment of Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid (MMP).
  • Oct 2009
    MOS Junior Ophthalmologist Prize - Runner Up
    Midland Ophthalmological Society Junior Ophthalmologists Prize Presentation. Is a fornicometer helpful in the external eye disease clinic?
  • Nov 2008
    Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellowship Award
    Immunoregulation of Acquired Ocular Immunobullous Disease.
  • Oct 2008
    MOS Junior Ophthalmologists Prize - Runner Up
    Midland Ophthalmological Society Junior Ophthalmologists Prize Presentation. Characterisation of Patients with Ocular Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid (OcMMP) Presenting To Tertiary Referral Centres in the United Kingdom’.
  • Feb 2003
    SWOS Best Poster - Winner
    South Western Ophthalmological Society Meeting. Best Poster ‘Being blind in 2002: Social deprivation and unmet needs’.
  • Sep 2002
    University of Wales College of Medicine Scholarship
    Intercalated BSc Scholarship.

NHS Patients

  •    01432 355444 ext 5898
  •    The County Hospital Hereford
  •    2023 Geraint Williams

Private Patients

inc Hereford Vision Surgical Group

  •    Spire - 01905 362033
  •    Spire South Bank Hospital
  •    The Spire Clinic, Droitwich Spa
  •    Hereford Vision - 01432 370874
  •    Wye Clinic - 01432 802600