Teaching and Research


Mr Williams is passionate about teaching. He is an associate of the higher education academy, having been a clinical lecturer and latterly honorary senior lecturer at the University of Birmingham 2012-2022.

He is a senior academy tutor and the ophthalmology lead for Aston University at Wye Valley Trust and was a tutor for 4th year medical students for the University of Birmingham 2018-2021.

Geraint also teaches postgraduate ophthalmologists at all levels, including as a tutor for the acclaimed University of Ulster postgraduate diploma in cataract and refractive surgery, where he leads the module on pre-operative assessment in cataract and refractive surgery.

He speaks widely to audiences in the UK and abroad and is a reviewer for numerous ophthalmic and scientific journals.

Invited Speaker (last 5 years)

  • _ _ 7th March 2023

    The Red Eye in Optometric Practice

    Optometry Wales Seminar

  • _ _ 1st November 2022


    The Peter Bishop Memorial Lecture

  • _ _ 12th October 2022

    Cataract Surgery in the Corneal Service

    Optometry Wales Webinar

  • _ _ 1st-2nd September 2022

    Management of Herpes Simplex Keratitis

    Thea Nordic Symposium, Finland

  • _ _ 26th September 2021

    Microbial Keratitis

    West Midlands Regional Microbiology Teaching

  • _ _ 26th June 2021

    Common Eye Problems in Primary Care

    Spire Primary Care Teaching

  • _ _ 25th February 2021

    The Happy Patient: Improving Outcomes in Dry Eye

    Thea Online Webinar

  • _ _ 27th January 2021

    Cicatricial Conjunctivitis

    South West online corneal teaching

  • _ _ 4th December 2020

    Modern Management of Dry Eye

    Royal College of Ophthalmologists Primary Care Seminar, London

  • _ _ 8th June 2020

    Microbial Keratitis

    Wolverhampton LOC Virtual Meeting

  • _ _ 7th March 2020

    Evidence Based Management of Herpetic Keratitis

    Thea Cornea Day V Birmingham

  • _ _ 1st March 2020

    Corneal Cataract Surgery

    Worcestershire LOC Meeting, Sixways Stadium Worcester

  • _ _ 7th February 2020

    Cicatricial Conjunctivitis

    Thea Symposium, Vanajanlinna Mansion, Finland

  • _ _ 10th November 2019

    Peripheral Ulcerative Keratitis

    Wales Cornea Meeting, Chepstow

  • _ _ 23rd October 2019

    Dry Eye: Re-thinking a common issue

    Thea Dry Eye Symposium, Raddisson Blu Dublin

  • _ _ 11th July 2019

    Keratoconus Management

    Herefordshire Departmental Meeting, The County Hospital, Hereford

  • _ _ 26th April 2019

    Private Practice: New Consultant Perspective

    Exeter Regional Teaching, Royal Exeter Hospital

  • _ _ 12th March 2019

    Indications for Corneal Transplantation

    Optometry Training Event, Spire South Bank Hospital, Worcester

  • _ _ 23rd November 2018

    Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid

    Wales Cornea Meeting, Chepstow

  • _ _ 25th May 2018

    Modern Cataract Surgery

    Worcestershire Glaucoma Support Group Public Forum, Worcester Royal Hospital, Worcester

  • _ _ 3rd Mar 2018

    Herpes Simplex Keratitis

    Thea Cornea Day III. Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham


External Research Links:

Geraint undertook his Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellowship at the University of Birmingham (Immunoregulation of Acquired Ocular Immunobullous Disease), gaining his PhD in 2012.

He subsequently worked as a clinical lecturer at the University of Birmingham from 2012 to 2014.  He combined this role with fellowship training in cornea and external disease.  While undertaking his clinical fellowship at the Singapore National Eye Centre (2014-2015), he worked with Prof Jod Mehta at the Singapore Eye Research Institute.  His research focused on the role of lasers in improving outcomes in cataract and corneal surgery.

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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