Mr Nicholas Hickley

Mr Nicholas Hickley

Ophthalmology 07039559


  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Oculoplastic surgery
  • Surgical
  • Surgical lacrimal

About me

I am a consultant ophthalmologist at the Countess of Chester Hospital where I am the clinical lead for the Emergency Ophthalmology service and also specialises as an Oculoplastic Consultant. Aside from general ophthalmology and primary care I have three main surgical areas of expertise and specialist interest; oculoplastic surgery, lacrimal surgery and cataract surgery.

A little bit about me... I grew up on the Wirral and along with the traditional sciences I studied fine-art at school and pursued this to A-level achieving the highest mark in my year. I am still a keen artist today and often tells my patients that Art has been the best foundation-block to my career as a surgeon.
I graduated from The University of Leeds Medical School in 2009 and worked as house officer in Yorkshire before spending a year working in Emergency Medicine in Cairns, Australia. I returned to the UK and took up my ophthalmology registrar training based in the Mersey region. Here I spent time working at the world-renowned St Paul’s Eye Hospital in Liverpool and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. I then completed a yearlong fellowship within training in oculoplastic, lacrimal and orbital surgery at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. This was followed by a further 18-month fellowship in oculoplastic, lacrimal and orbital surgery at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

What services do I offer?

I am a highly trained oculoplastic surgeon and I particularly enjoy performing blepharoplasty surgery removing excess eyelid skin to rejuvenate the peri-ocular area. I also have expertise in lifting droopy eyelids (ptosis surgery) and correcting eyelids that have rolled out or inwards (ectropion/entropion surgery).

I provide precise, safe and efficient cataract surgery for routine and complex cases. I offer monofocal and premium intraocular lenses

I also have expertise in the diagnosis and surgical management of watery eyes.

I have extensive experience treating emergency eye conditions and general ophthalmology conditions such as medical glaucoma

I believe in providing all my patients the highest quality service with a comfortable and relaxed patient journey.

Mr Hickley sees his patients in his dedicated consultation room at Instinct Wellness in Tarporley, Cheshire and operates at Spire Cheshire. He also sees patients at North Wales Eye Correction Centre in Bangor.

Areas of interest

Oculoplastic surgery; Cataract Surgery; Lacrimal (watery eye) Surgery; Cosmetic eyelid surgery; YAG laser capsulotomy; upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty; ectropion & entropion correction; ptosis correction; eyelid cancer removal and eyelid reconstruction; eyelid lumps and bumps removal; eye removal and socket surgery; blepharitis assessment and management; thyroid eye disease management;
Cataract surgery; routine and complex cataract surgery; monofocal and premium intraocular lenses; topical (injection free) local anaesthetic; YAG laser capsulotomy;
Lacrimal surgery; external and endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) surgery for watery eyes; dry eyes; general ophthalmology; emergency ophthalmology/urgent red eye

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Procedures completed

  • C1512

    Correction of lower lid ectropion without graft/flap - (1-5)

  • C7340

    Yag laser photodisruption of posterior capsule of lens (including laser capsulotomy) - unilateral - (1-5)

    Spire Cheshire Hospital (1-5)

  • C2220

    Biopsy of lesion of eyelid - (1-5)

    Spire Cheshire Hospital (1-5)

  • C1340

    Blepharoplasty - two eyelids - (1-5)

    Spire Cheshire Hospital (1-5)

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