About Tessa Fayers

Tessa Fayers is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, working at the Western Eye Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital (adults) and St Mary’s Hospital (children). She specialises in oculoplastic (eyelid) surgery.

She graduated with Honours from Bristol University Medical School and was awarded a First Class Honours BSc in Psychology. She won awards from the Wolfson Foundation, the Institute of Medical Ethics and the Bristol Medico-Chirurgical Society.

Ms Fayers trained at St Thomas’ Hospital, King’s College Hospital, the Western Eye Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital. She did more than two years of subspecialist fellowship training in oculoplastic, orbital and lacrimal surgery at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital, London and the University of British Colombia, Vancouver, Canada, for which she was awarded a TFC Frost Fellowship and research awards from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and St Thomas’ Hospital. In Canada, she was awarded the University of British Columbia Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences 25th Annual Research Day Prize.

She is the Research Lead for Oculoplastics in the Imperial College Ophthalmic Research Group Clinical Trials Unit and is currently Chief Investigator for several clinical research trials. She has published numerous original research papers in high-ranking ophthalmology journals on topics including thyroid eye disease, blepharospasm and tear duct surgery.

In 2015 she was awarded the American Academy of Ophthalmology Best Oculoplastic Paper, and her research was voted one of the top 15 papers presented at the meeting.
Tessa Fayers has a Diploma in Medical Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is an educational and clinical supervisor to trainee ophthalmologists in her NHS practice.
Her particular areas of expertise include the following conditions: 
Blepharoplasty for dermatochalasis (excess upper eyelid skin)Thyroid eye disease
Asian blepharoplasty (double eyelid surgery)Facial palsy
Ptosis (droopy eyelid) including revision / complex / congenital ptosis surgeryChalazia / Meibomian cysts / Styes
Eyelid cancerEyelid lumps and bumps
Eyelid reconstruction after tumour removal and following traumaXanthelasma
Artificial eye (prosthetic eye)Blepharitis
Botulinum toxin injections for blepharospasm and hemifacial spasmDry eyes
Ectropion (for outward turning eyelids)Watery eyes
Entropion (for inward turning eyelids)Red eyes