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Dr Harry Bennett MB, ChB, MRCP (UK), FRCOphth, FRCS(Ed)

Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Having initially trained at the Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology in Glasgow he underwent further
fellowship training in VR under the supervision of Professor David McLeod at the Manchester
Royal Eye Hospital. As part of his current post he has been the Training Programme Director for
South East Scotland 2009-2014 and is still an honorary Senior Lecturer in Clinical Ophthalmology
at the University of Edinburgh. Having a longstanding interest in teaching and ocular trauma, he
co-organised a two day Ocular Trauma Course in Edinburgh in 2009 which included wet lab
experience and internationally renowned invited speakers. He has also been an invited speaker at
ocular trauma courses in Lublin and Warsaw, Poland , presented at Euretina and at the British and
Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons (BEAVRS). In November 2014 he organised a
successful annual congress of BEAVRS in Edinburgh and is currently serving as the membership
and communications secretary on its board. He is also the honorary secretary of the Scottish
Ophthalmological Club which organises academic meetings twice a year. Dr Bennett has an
interest in developing country ophthalmology and has worked abroad on 16 occasions including on
ORBIS , teaching VR surgery in Libya, and has co-organised, and taken part in, multiple cataract
camps in Ethiopia.

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