Prof Ben Burton

NullProf Ben Burton MA MRCP FRCOphth

Consultant Ophthalmologist

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Spire Norwich Hospital


Secretary Gina Leach
Tel: 07500 168279 or 01493 453054
Personal Website:

Private consultations available at  EPCR Great Yarmouth, Beccles and District War Memorial Hospital and Spire Hospital Norwich.

Special interest
Cataract Surgery
Age Related Macular Degeneration
Diabetic Retinopathy.
Retinal Vein Occlusions.

Services offered include:
Cataract surgery.
Intravitreal injections of Avastin, Lucentis and Ozurdex.
Retinal Laser.
Yag Laser
OCT screening for age related macular degeneration.
Fluorescein and Indocyanine Green Angiography.

Prof Burton graduated from Cambridge University in 1990 and went on to train in Ophthalmology at the world famous Moorfields Eye Hospital completing a retinal fellowship in 2005 and working there as a consultant before moving to Norfolk in 2007.

He has published 6 chapters, 31 papers and is actively involved in research studies for Age Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy and Retinal Vein Occlusions.

He now runs the Macular Degeneration service at the James Paget University Hospital which was nominated for a national award for excellence in 2012. He has extensive experience using intravitreal Lucentis, Aflibercept, Avastin and Ozurdex steroid implants.


He also has an interest in Uveitis and Neuro-ophthalmology having had fellowship training in both sub-specialities at St Thomas’ Hospital and The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

He regularly performs Micro Incision Cataract Surgery.


“Mr Burton has been looking after me for 4 years now and I am delighted with the attention I have received. I could not have had better care.

“I cannot recommend Mr Burton highly enough, I cannot fault the treatment I have received”

“I’ve been attending Mr Burton’s clinic for more than 5 years now, receiving injections in my eyes suffering from wet age related macular degeneration. Under his care my treatment has been superb, both sympathetic and caring. The attention to detail has been of the highest quality.”

Personal Profile

I am married with three sons and one daughter. I am a keen gardener with a special interest in plants which can resist a direct hit from a football.

Other Contact Details for all appointments

Fax 01493 452886 or 01493 453054

Appointments can be booked via the East Point Consulting Rooms or directly via my secretary.