Richard Scawn is a Consultant Ophthalmologist,
specialising in Oculoplastic surgery.
He leads the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and Buckinghamshire NHS Trust Oculoplastic services.
He treats eyelid, eyebrow, lacrimal, and orbital conditions for adults and children.
He provides the Ophthalmology service at The Royal Marsden Hospital, Chelsea

Richard Scawn’s experience managing and operating on complex eyelid medical conditions, coupled with his aesthetic surgery training in London and California means he is ideally qualified to consult with regard any eyelid issues as well as  patients considering cosmetic eyelid surgery or  anti wrinkle treatments.

For patients with complex multi-facet reconstructive needs involving eyelids, face, neck and body, such as trauma, burns or skin cancer, Mr Scawn provide multidisciplinary patient management with colleagues across other specialties.

His private practice locations include The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth in St Johns Wood, London Medical in Marylebone, and in Buckinghamshire at The Chiltern Hospital.

Conditions treated include:

  • Watery eyes (Epiphora) or Dry Eyes
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Blepharitis
  • Blurred vision
  • Chalazions
  • Eyelid skin cancers
  • Thyroid eye disease
  • Reconstructive eyelid surgery
  • Eyelid ‘hooding’ (Dermatochalasis)
  • Eyelid drooping (Ptosis)
  • Eyelid Lumps & Blemishes
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Upper eyelid Blepharoplasty
  • Lower eyelid Blepharoplasty
  • Anti wrinkle injections


Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth – 020 7806 4060

Chiltern Hospital – 01494 257700

London Medical – 0808 301 6455


Richard Scawn is an experienced consultant Ophthalmologist with extensive sub-specialist expertise in Oculoplastic surgery.

Richard Scawn completed 10 years of Ophthalmology Specialist Training in London, UK with four years at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

In 2012 he was awarded the Keeler Scholarship from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists for his Orbital and Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive fellowship in California, USA with Prof Don Kikkawa & Dr Bobby Korn, learning advanced techniques in reconstructive and cosmetic eyelid surgery.

Richard Scawn then completed two more prestigious oculoplastic fellowships at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, obtaining extensive sub-speciality experience in eyelid, lacrimal and orbital surgery.

Richard Scawn was appointed at Buckinghamshire NHS Trust in 2016 to lead the Oculoplastic service at Stoke Mandeville and Wycombe hospitals, prior to this he was a locum consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Richard Scawn was appointed at Chelsea Westminster in 2018 to lead the Oculoplastic service and is a member of the Craniofacial Multidisiplinary team.

Richard Scawn is the Ophthalmologist at The Royal Marsden Hospital, Chelsea.

Richard Scawn uses the latest and minimally invasive surgical techniques and is involved in teaching future generations of ophthalmologists and oculoplastic surgeons in UK and on
courses in USA.

He is active in oculoplastic research with multiple scientific publications and presentations at international oculoplastic meetings.

Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Member of British Oculoplastic Society
Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology


Mr Scawn sees private patients at:

Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth.
60 Grove End Road
St. John’s Wood
London NW8 9NH
Appointments: 020 7806 4060
Email: [email protected]

Chiltern Hospital
Appointments: 01494 257700

London Road, Great Missenden,
Buckinghamshire, HP16 0EN.

London Medical,
49 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 5HJ
0808 301 6455

Private Secretary contact
Tel: 020 3538 7199

Email:[email protected]


Private Patient Fees
New Consultation £250
Follow up Consultation £200

Medical Insurance

If you have medical insurance Mr Scawn will invoice the insurance company within their fee schedule.

Please obtain pre-authorisation from your insurance company for your consultation or surgery.

Prices effective 14th July 2016



  • Randomised, masked study of local anaesthesia administered prior to external dacryocystorhinostomy under general anaesthesia. Eye (Lond). 2018 Sep 18
  • Can Lester Jones tubes be tolerated for decades? Eye (Lond). 2018 Jan;32(1):142-145. Commentary: Lower Eyelid Retraction Surgery Without Internal Spacer Graft. Aesthet Surg J. 2017 Feb;37(2):140-142.
  • Blepharoplasty Basics for the Dermatologist. Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery. 2016 June; 9(2)80-84
  • Using Fixed Anatomical Landmarks to Avoid Medial Rectus Injury: A Radiographic Analysis in Patients with and without Graves’ Disease. American Journal of Otolaryngology, Feb 11th 2016
  • Secondary Orbital Reconstruction in Patients with Prior Orbital Fracture Repair. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2015 Nov 19
  • Long Term Outcomes of Trabeculectomy Augmented with Mitomycin-C Undertaken within the First Two Years of Life. Ophthalmology 2015 Nov;122(11):2216-22
  • Customised 3D Printing: An innovative training tool for the next generation of orbital surgeons. Orbit. 2015 Aug;34(4):216-9.
  • Outcome of orbital blow out fractures performed more than six weeks after injury. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2015 Aug 13
  • Re: Long term cicatrization analysis in periocular incision performed with cold steel and colorado needle. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2015 Mar-Apr;31(2):161.
  • Spontaneous superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis: a rare entity with potentially devastating consequences. Eye (Lond). 2014 Mar;28(3):348-51
  • Mastication induced retrobulbar hemorrhage. Orbit. 2013 Dec;32(6):387-8.
  • Upper lid Blepharoplasty in Asian Eyes, Facial Plastic Surgery 2010 May;26(2):86-92.
  • A new instrument to aid the lateral tarsal sling procedure, OPRS 2007 Sep-Oct; 23(5): 423 -35

Book Chapters

  • Preseptal and Orbital Cellulitis, Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus 5th edition, Taylor and Hoyt, Elsevier, 2016
  • Lower eyelid reconstruction with Mustarde flap. Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Korn & Kikkawa, Elsevier 2016, 300-306
  • Management of Facial Palsy. Expert techniques in Ophthalmic surgery, Jaypee 2015, 481-490
  • Correction of Eyelid Retraction. Expert techniques in Ophthalmic surgery, Jaypee 2015, 609-615
  • Management of Severe Thyroid Eye Disease and Use of Biological Agents, Thyroid Eye Disease, Springer 2015, 89-97
  • Psychological disturbance in thyroid eye disease. Thyroid Eye Disease, Springer 2015, 143-151.
  • Preseptal and Orbital Cellulitis, Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus 4 edition, Taylor and Hoyt, Elsevier, 2012


Chiltern Hospital
Appointments: 01494 257700

London Road, Great Missenden,
Buckinghamshire, HP16 0EN.

Private Secretary contact
Tel: 0207 460 5739
Fax: 0207 460 5710

Email: [email protected]