Mr Glenn Carp

MBBCh, FC Ophth (SA)

With almost 20 years of experience, Mr Carp is one of the most highly trained LASIK eye surgeons in the UK. He has consulted for Carl Zeiss for over a decade and regularly presents at conferences globally.

Mr Carp has trained numerous fellows and surgeons in the sub-specialisation of laser eye surgery. In addition to LASIK, ReLEX SMILE, LASEK/PRK, he is specialised in complex and therapeutic surgery cases….

"Laser Eye Surgery is not one size fits all. For a lot of clinics, depending on the technology they hold, they will be governed to certain limits"

Mr Glenn Carp explains the impact that technology has on patients considering vision correction and potential treatment options. View the video on YouTube ...

A committed specialist

Mr Carp has always been passionate about ophthalmology, and began his specialist career in South Africa as an Ophthalmic Senior House Officer, followed by a year as a Research Officer in Ophthalmology at the University of the Witwatersrand.

In 2000, he began his four-year specialist registrar training at Africa’s largest eye hospital, the St John Eye Hospital in Johannesburg. He was soon demonstrating the talent and dedication that would characterise his career, receiving the Tetski Patterson Award for clinical research, as well as the Elli Dahan Registrar of the Year award for his outstanding performance.

Since his move to the UK, Mr Carp has worked as a doctor at a number of leading hospitals, including

  • The Western Eye Hospital
  • Maidstone General Hospital
  • Preston Royal Hospital
  • Worcester Royal Hospital

He was also selected for a prestigious one-year fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment Pathology and Surgery at London’s Western Eye Hospital. After that, he undertook an 18-month fellowship in Laser Refractive Surgery at London Vision Clinic with our founder, Professor Dan Reinstein.

Professor Reinstein was impressed enough to appoint Mr Carp as the second member of the London Vision Clinic surgical team. Today, he performs LASIK eye surgery, ReLEx SMILE and PRK at the London Vision Clinic.

Knowing that I’m working to the best medical standard in the industry allows me to live in accordance with my values of accountability and responsibility,” Mr Carp says. “I’m using the best available technology (beyond the industry standard), and being able to apply my medical treatments to the highest possible ethical standard is highly motivating.

A leader in the field

Mr. Carp is on the Specialist Register with the General Medical Council (GMC), and is a member of the South African Medical and Dental Council. He is also a Fellow of the College of Surgeons in Ophthalmology (South Africa), and a member of many professional organisations.

A patient’s perspective

Mr Carp has an invaluable empathy with his patients, having had LASIK eye surgery with Prof Reinstein himself in 2007 and had his reading vision corrected in 2019 when he reached his mid-forties.

After hours

Mr Carp is not only a laser eye surgeon specialist, he stays busy away from the Clinic too. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling with his wife Deirdre, and is passionate about fly-fishing, scuba diving, and photography. He is also a devotee of Formula 1 racing, and enjoys 4×4 excursions.

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