Mr Ridyard is an Ophthalmologist specialising in all aspects of medical and surgical Glaucoma as well as Complex Cataract Surgery. He is also qualified to treat all types of General Ophthalmic conditions. Ed holds a substantive Consultant post at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds. He is the Glaucoma Clinical Lead for Ophthalmic Practitioner Training at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.
Graduating with Honours from the University of Manchester Medical School he received the JHG Holt Prize for exceptional academic performance. He completed his Foundation training at Oxford University Teaching Hospitals and Stoke Mandeville Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust. He went on to complete his subspecialty training in Glaucoma at Europe’s largest teaching hospital, St James University Hospital in Leeds.
Ed is a keen teacher and has experience of teaching at a local, regional and national level. He holds three formal teaching qualifications including the Developing the Clinical Teacher course from the University of Oxford.
He has received 9 academic prizes for his work including the Royal Society of Medicine Ophthalmology Prize and the Ethicon Foundation Grant. Ed has a keen interest in research and has published 13 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
In his spare time Ed is a keen runner. He has competed in sport at international level achieving his GB colours and competing for Great Britain in the European Duathlon Championships in 2011. He also enjoys listening to music, playing jazz and blues piano and spending time with his young family.