Tessa Fayers

FRCOphth MBChB(Hons) BSc(Hons) PGDipMedEd FHEA

Specialist Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon

Tessa Fayers is an expert in oculoplastic (eyelid) and lacrimal (tear duct) surgery, specialising in cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery.

Miss Fayers attracts patients from all over the UK and internationally, who seek her opinion and surgical expertise. Her patients have often had previous surgery elsewhere and require revision surgery, for example for ptosis or blepharoplasty.

In her NHS practice, in addition to oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery, Miss Tessa Fayers also specialises in cataract surgery and spends one session per week as a supervising A&E consultant in the busy Eye Casualty Department at the Western Eye Hospital, where she deals with all forms of eye emergencies.

Tessa graduated from Bristol University Medical School with Honours and a First Class Honours degree in Psychology. Her intensive ophthalmic surgical training at London’s leading teaching hospitals culminated in two years of highly specialised fellowship training in oculoplastic surgery at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital and at the University of British Colombia in Vancouver. Further refinement followed in Seoul under the aegis of some of the world’s leading experts on Asian eyelid anatomy and double eyelid surgery.

With several original publications in high-impact scientific journals on a wide range of topics, such as thyroid eye disease, watery eyes and eyelid spasms, Miss Fayers has achieved an impressive academic track record. In 2015, she won a prize for best paper at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and her work on tear duct surgery made the top 15 research papers. She is currently the chief investigator on several randomised controlled clinical trials in the Imperial College Ophthalmic Research Unit.

Throughout her career, Miss Fayers has received plaudits and awards from a variety of institutions, including the Wolfson Foundation, the Institute of Medical Ethics, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the Bristol Medico-Chirurgical Society and others, establishing an international reputation. A devoted teacher and surgical trainer, Tessa was awarded a diploma in medical education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Miss Tessa Fayers has been an NHS consultant at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust since 2015.


"I had the pleasure of having a consultation and surgery with Miss Tessa Fayers for a blepharoplasty and bilateral brow lift, and I cannot express enough how thrilled I am with the results only one week after surgery. Miss Fayers is an incredibly skilled and professional surgeon who truly cares about her patients needs and desires. Her consultation was thorough, informative, and reassuring, which made me feel completely at ease with the upcoming surgery.During the surgery itself, Miss Fayers demonstrated her exceptional surgical competency and attention to detail. She communicated with me throughout the process, which made me feel even more comfortable and confident in her abilities. The outcome of the surgery was fantastic, and the recovery to date has been smooth, and quicker than expected.Overall, I would highly recommend Miss Tessa Fayers to anyone seeking a skilled and compassionate plastic surgeon. Her professionalism, expertise, and caring nature maker her stand out in her field. Thank you, Miss Fayers, for giving me such a wonderful experience and fantastic results"

"I suffered from drooping eye lids that affected my field of vision, and after extensive research I decided to have a consultation with Tessa Fayers about my condition and the treatments that she could offer to correct it. The initial consultation was extensive and considerate. Tessa explained very clearly what was causing the condition and what could be done. I had several options in front of me, but at no point did I feel pressured or rushed to make a decision. When I did, I managed to get the surgery within a fortnight. The attention I received from the staff, the anaesthetist, and Tessa herself, on the day of the surgery was first class. I have been quite apprehensive with previous (unrelated) surgeries but felt very relaxed throughout my time under the care of Tessa and her team. The results were exactly as I'd hoped for and the only regret I have is not doing it years ago!!! I could not recommend Tessa highly enough."

Book an appointment today by calling +44 (0) 20 7467 3000.

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