Malcolm Woodcock is a consultant ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon who carries out his NHS work at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. He set up and runs the vitreoretinal (VR) service in Worcestershire and is part of the wider regional vitreoretinal service based at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre (BMEC) at City Hospital in Birmingham. He is the nominated specialist in the Worcestershire for the referral cataract cases that have had complications and require further treatment. He specialises in the surgical treatment of complex cataracts as well as doing a high volume of routine cataract surgery himself.
Mr Woodcock also carries out a high volume of retinal surgery including macular hole repairs, peeling epiretinal membranes and retinal detachment repairs. In addition to his vitreoretinal work Mr. Woodcock is also a specialist in aviation medicine and from 2007 until 2014 was the head of Aviation Ophthalmology for the 3 armed Services (Fleet Air Arm, Army Air Corps and RAF).
Mr Woodcock speaks widely on ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgery to other doctors and professional groups including optometrists, GPs and military medial officers. He also lectures on aviation ophthalmology regularly at the Royal Air Force's Centre for Aviation Medicine and King's College London, in particular on its internationally renowned Diploma of Aviation Medicine course. He has also been involved in teaching and lecturing to medical students at the universities of Cambridge, Birmingham, Cape Town and UCL.
Mr Woodcock has very active research interests with active collaboration with Moorfields Hospital in London and the Centre of Aviation Medicine at the test and evaluation centre RAF Boscombe Down. He has numerous publications in the medical literature and given many presentations at both national and international meetings. He is a reviewer of papers for four international scientific journals in ophthalmology.
Research interests: Cataract and refractive surgery, Ocular trauma, Aviation ophthalmology, Premium Intraocular lenses, Toric anti astigmatic lenses and multifocal lenses, clear lens extraction refractive surgery.