Mr Martin Leyland

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Mr Leyland

Mr Martin Leyland is an experienced consultant ophthalmologist with current NHS practice in both Teaching and District General Hospitals alongside his private practice.

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Mr Leyland is the senior corneal surgeon in the Oxford region, providing outpatient and surgical care at both the Oxford Eye Hospital and the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading. He carries out all forms of corneal transplant and ocular surface treatments as well as routine and complex cataract surgery.

Mr Leyland is currently the Clinical Director for Head and Neck at the Royal Berkshire Foundation NHS Trust and has previously held posts as Clinical Governance Lead, Clinical Lead and College Tutor, as well as regional representative on the Ophthalmic Tissue Advisory Group (NHS Blood and Transplant) and the RCOphth council.

Experience of giving evidence

Mr Leyland has provided medico-legal reports since 2005, including personal injury reports and medical negligence reports relating to cataract, corneal, refractive and general ophthalmology with an approximately 25% to 75% defendant to claimant ratio.


Cases undertaken

  • Personal injury cases
  • Clinical negligence


Mr Leyland can produce desktop reports with a 4 week turnaround. If a face to face consultation is needed, these can be booked within 4 weeks from instruction.

Qualifications and professional memberships


BA (hons) 1st class, Applied Management. Henley Business School, University of Reading 2021

Diploma of Chartered Institute of Managers (Distinction) 2021

MD University of Manchester 2003 (Multifocal Intraocular lenses)

Certificate for Completion of Specialist Training 2001

FRCOphth London 1996

MB ChB (hons) University of Manchester 1991

BSc (hons) First Class Physiology University of Manchester 1989

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