Richard Scawn
Consultant Oculoplastic and Ophthalmic Surgeon
West London


Richard Scawn is an experienced consultant ophthalmologist with extensive sub-specialist expertise in oculoplastic surgery. He completed ten 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 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.

He was appointed at Buckinghamshire NHS Trust in 2016 to lead the oculoplastic service at Stoke Mandeville and Wycombe hospitals until 2022. Prior to this he was a locum consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He was appointed at Chelsea Westminster in 2018 to lead the oculoplastic service and is a member of the Craniofacial Multidisciplinary team.

Richard is the ophthalmologist at The Royal Marsden Hospital, Chelsea.

Richard splits his time 50:50 across the NHS at Chelsea & Westminster, The Royal Marsden and Privately in Harley Street, Holland Park and St Johns Wood.

He 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