What is Dr. Leonard Teye Botchway’s training and experience?

While I was studying medicine, I developed a very keen appreciation for wanting to help people, and I found that Ophthalmology was one field and area of medicine that you can make a real difference to people’s lives. I’ve realised that since I started practising ophthalmology. The joy and elation I get from seeing patients who are very happy they can see after surgery is almost unimaginable. That is what drives me to carry on being an ophthalmologist.

My training in ophthalmology is extensive. I’ve spent a lot of years in different hospitals in the UK with different specialists learning all aspects of ophthalmology. I felt this would be an excellent way of grounding myself in ophthalmology before moving to Bermuda, where I am now practising. I’ve been in Bermuda for 20 years and for an extended period of that time I was the only ophthalmologist on the island.

I’m very proud to say that we’ve managed to create great relationships with some excellent centres in the US and they have been very complementary in our collaborative efforts to deliver superb eye care to patients.

At The Eye Institute, we’ve identified the needs of the population regarding eye care, and we have maintained two sites to cater for these needs. We have placed a lot of emphasis on training staff, and I’m very proud to say that at The Eye Institute we’ve produced many firsts in ophthalmology. Including the first certified ophthalmic assistants, the first certified ophthalmic technologist, the first certified ophthalmic medical technologist and the first certified ophthalmic administrator all from The Eye Institute.

Through a comprehensive system of education, we keep up educational knowledge, including mine, with attendance of many international conferences where I expand my knowledge. I’m also pleased to say that through our partnership with tertiary centres in the US we can offer advanced eye care of the highest order right in Bermuda without the need for patients to travel overseas.

In cases where we’re not able to deliver this management locally, arrangements are made for patients to go overseas for the treatment. Having said all that I’m pleased to say that we have a complete setup with excellent service, innovative technology and superb staff that are dedicated to meet all the eye needs on the island.


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About the author

Leonard Teye-Botchway
Consultant Ophthalmic Physician and Surgeon |MBChB, FRCS(G), MBA, FWACS, FGCS, DCEH (Lond), Postgraduate Diploma in Cataracts and Refractive Surgery

I am Leonard Teye-Botchway and I am the Medical Director and Consultant Ophthalmologist at Bermuda International Institute of Ophthalmology in Bermuda. The joy and elation I get from seeing patients who are very happy they can see after surgery is almost unimaginable. This is what really drives me to carry on being an ophthalmologist.

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