Mr Henry Lin

Mr Henry Lin

Zhi Heng Henry Lin

Ophthalmology 07285237

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

Specialises in

  • Oculoplastic surgery
  • Surgical
  • Surgical lacrimal


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Mr Lin is a Consultant Oculoplastic (eyelid), Lacrimal (watery eye/tear duct) & Ophthalmic Surgeon. He is triple-accredited in the UK, Europe and Worldwide, passing all exams on first attempt and is also a member of the British Oculo-Plastic Surgery Society (BOPSS).

Mr Lin began his journey with his elective in the world-famous Moorfields Eye Hospital before going on to train in general Ophthalmology and advanced small-incision Cataract surgery techniques in the East of England. During this time, he won several prizes/merits, was selected as Chief Resident at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge, and earned a PGCert from the University of Cambridge. He is passionate about always doing the best for his patients and has a PGCert in Medical Ethics and Law (with Merit) from the University of London.

Mr Lin further subspecialised in Oculoplastic and Lacrimal surgery in Cambridge and Southampton. He was appointed as Consultant in Colchester Eye Centre to lead these services, where he performs hundreds of eyelid procedures each year, and over 2500 to date. Mr Lin is a dedicated, passionate and meticulous surgeon utilising modern techniques to minimise scarring and maximise symmetry. He is experienced using electrosurgery which aids faster healing. He also runs the periocular Botox service at Colchester.

Mr Lin teaches Oculoplastic and Cataract surgery on the Faculty for Microsurgical Skills at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, and trains the next generation of surgeons, including international candidates. He is also the departmental medical schools lead for the University of East Anglia and Anglia Ruskin University.

Mr Lin has published in respected international journals on aspects of Oculoplastic and Lacrimal surgery, and on problems with filler.

Areas of interest

Blepharoplasty (eye bag removal/eyelid lift);
Brow lift;
Cyst removal;
Prolapsed lacrimal gland/orbital fat repair;
Skin tag removal;
Xanthelasma removal (cholesterol patches);
Blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids);
Blepharospasm (eyelid twitching);
Hemi-facial spasm;
Chalazia (meibomian cysts) removal;
Ectropion (lid turned out);
Entropion (lid turned in);
Eyelid tumours;
Facial palsy/Bell’s palsy;
Thyroid eye disease;
Trichiasis (eyelash misdirection);
Ptosis (droopy eyelid);
Epiphora/watery eyes;
Nasolacrimal duct obstruction;
Punctal stenosis;

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