Our consultants directory contains profiles of consultants that work at our hospitals on a permanent basis.
Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Clinical Lead for Epsom and St Helier hospital
Steven Harsum was selected for the prestigious MBPhD course at University College London. After specialising in Ophthalmology, Steven trained in multiple hospitals in north and south London, spending the final two years at the world renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital as a fellow in medical and surgical retina.
Since starting at Epsom and St Helier, he has introduced the latest micro-incision cataract and vitreoretinal surgery. He performs 27 gauge sutureless daycase vitrectomy surgery, used to treat a wide variety of conditions such as floaters, vitreous haemorrhage, diabetic retinal scarring, detached retinas, epiretinal membranes and macular holes. He also performs sub-2mm “micro-incision” cataract surgery. Steven is one of only a handful of surgeons in south east England using such small incision surgery. He is also the first surgeon in the UK to perform combined laser cataract surgery with vitrectomy surgery using LENSAR.
Steven Harsum is clinical Lead of the Diabetic Retinal Screening Epsom and St Helier hospital and regularly acts as an external quality assurance inspector, assessing the performance of other UK eye units and college tutor, responsible for delivering training to ophthalmologists. He was previously the audit lead at the trust, aiming to monitor and improve the quality of patient care and outcomes.
Steven has recently undertaken a number of charity trips where he has treated blinding cataracts, severe diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments and glaucoma.
Special interests and treatments
Vitreoretinal and complex cataract micro surgery; retinal detachment surgery; age related macular degeneration; medical and diabetic retinal conditions and laser treatments.