Miss Faye Mellington
BMBCh(Oxon), MA(Oxon), FRCOphth(Lond)
Specialist interests: Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, all aspects of eyelid, lacrimal (tear drainage), eye socket and orbital disease.
Miss Faye Mellington read Medicine at Oxford University and graduated in 2000 with degrees in Medicine and Physiological Sciences (First class) winning several prizes and awards. After initial experience in Emergency Medicine in Australia, and Anatomy Prosection at Oxford University, she undertook specialist Ophthalmic training in London and then the Oxford Deanery.
Miss Mellington’s subspecialist expertise in Oculoplastic and Orbital surgery was developed over several years through advanced subspeciality training in Oxford and Buckinghamshire and as an Oculoplastic and Orbital Fellow at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre (BMEC) and the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.
Miss Mellington was appointed in February 2015 as a full-time Consultant Ophthalmic, Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgeon at BMEC and Honorary Consultant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. She is the lead Orbital Surgeon at BMEC.
Miss Mellington specialises in all aspects of eyelid, lacrimal (tear drainage), eye socket and orbital disease, and also has a weekly general ophthalmology clinic. She has a specific interest in eyelid biopsy, tumour removal and reconstruction, eyelid lifts, brow lifts, cosmetic eyelid surgery and non-surgical facial rejuvenation, blepharospasm, watery eye surgery (punctoplasty, eyelid tightening, dacryocystorhinotomy), orbital disease (including causes of bulging eyes), thyroid eye disease, eye removal and eye socket reconstruction.
To date Miss Mellington has performed over 1700 oculoplastic procedures and 800 cataract operations. Miss Mellington leads the Orbital Service at the Birmingham Midland Eye Centre (BMEC).
She has an interest in teaching and has given a number of presentations at international and national confererences. Miss Mellington is the Joint lead for the BMEC Oculoplastic and Orbital TSC (Trainee Selected Component for advanced subspecialty training), and is an educational and clinical supervisor for junior doctors training in Ophthalmology at BMEC. She supervises an international Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgical Fellow.
Miss Faye Mellington is the Informatics Lead for BMEC and the Ophthalmology representative for Informatics at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, with an interest in the procurement and implementation of new information technologies.