Born in Guernsey, Miss Suzie Dorey returned to the island to join the MSG in 2000 after completing ophthalmology training in London including working at Moorfields Eye Hospital.
She trained as a doctor at St George’s Hospital Medical School in London, gaining a BSc in Anatomy in 1985 and MBBS in 1988.
Ophthalmology appealed to her early in medical training as a rapidly advancing specialty that uses sophisticated diagnostic equipment to diagnose eye conditions and a pioneering specialty for small incision surgery.
She achieved her Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1993 and of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 1994, becoming fully accredited as an ophthalmology specialist in 1999.
Miss Dorey has attended courses on laser refractive surgery and established contacts with Optegra in Southampton. She has published research into amblyopia and albinism and presented at both national and international meetings.
While at Moorfields Eye Hospital she developed a specialist interest in paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus (crossed eyes). She has particular expertise in adjustable squint surgery and cataract surgery.
“Cataract surgery is the most rewarding surgery that I perform but it important to remember that even with our sophisticated equipment that no operation is ‘simple’ nor guaranteed 100% success. Our surgery is a team effort with the support of theatre, day patient, clinic staff and our PAs.”
Outside work Miss Dorey enjoys walking with her husband Richard – they are more than halfway through their challenge to complete the Wainwrights in the Lake District. She is also a gardener, embracing the trend for rewilding.