Our Specialist Team

Dr Alan Mulvihill FRCOphthConsultant Ophthalmic Surgeonbook an appointment

Consulting times:  Tuesday evenings. Other times may be available on request.

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion and Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

Clinical Profile
Dr Mulvihill is a specialist in strabismus (squint) and paediatric ophthalmology. He has 25 years of experience in ophthalmology and was trained at two of the world’s leading hospitals – Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.

Dr Mulvihill has expertise in paediatric eye disorders including strabismus / squint, visual disorders and neuro-ophthalmology.

Dr Mulvihill also has expertise in adult strabismus / squint disorders including double vision problems in adults. He has surgical expertise in the management of squint problems using surgery (including adjustable suture surgery) and botulinum toxin.

Treatments Offered
• Assessment and management of double vision problems.
• Squint / strabismus surgery including adjustable suture surgery.
• Management of complex squint problems including re-do surgery.

Professional body memberships
• Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
• Royal College of Ophthalmologists
• American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
• British Isles Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Association.

Professional Responsibilities
• Lead examiner for Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Ophthalmology exams
• Scottish representative on Royal College of Ophthalmologists Paediatric Committee
• Lothian lead for screening and treatment of retinopathy of prematurity

Research Interests
• Ophthalmic manifestations of non-accidental injury in infants
• Ophthalmic manifestation of drug abuse during pregnancy​

Recent Publications

Selected recent publications

1: Solebo AL, Russell-Eggitt I, Cumberland PM, Rahi JS; British Isles Congenital Cataract Interest Group. Risks and outcomes associated with primary intraocular lens implantation in children under 2 years of age: the IoLunder2 cohort study. Br J Ophthalmol. 2015 Nov;99(11):1471-6.

2: Watts P; Child maltreatment guideline working party of Royal College of Ophthalmologists UK. Abusive head trauma and the eye in infancy. Eye (Lond). 2013 Oct;27(10):1227-9.

3: Cackett P, Eunson G, Bath L, Mulvihill A. Proptosis as the presenting sign of giant prolactinoma in a prepubertal boy: successful resolution of hydrocephalus by use of medical therapy. Future Oncol. 2012 Dec;8(12):1621-6.

4: Minns RA, Jones PA, Tandon A, Fleck BW, Mulvihill AO, Elton RA. Prediction of inflicted brain injury in infants and children using retinal imaging. Pediatrics. 2012 Nov;130(5):e1227-34.

5: Hamblion EL, Moore AT, Rahi JS; British Childhood Onset Hereditary Retinal Disorders Network. Incidence and patterns of detection and management of childhood-onset hereditary retinal disorders in the UK. Br J Ophthalmol. 2012 Mar;96(3):360-5.

6: Gupta M, Mulvihill AO, Lascaratos G, Fleck BW, George ND. Nystagmus and reduced visual acuity secondary to drug exposure in utero: long-term follow-up. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2012 Jan-Feb;49(1):58-63

7: Morris B, Foot B, Mulvihill A. A population-based study of Coats disease in the United Kingdom I: epidemiology and clinical features at diagnosis. Eye (Lond). 2010 Dec;24(12):1797-801.

8: Mulvihill A, Morris B. A population-based study of Coats disease in the United Kingdom II: investigation, treatment, and outcomes. Eye (Lond). 2010 Dec;24(12):1802-7.

9: Mulvihill AO, Jones P, Tandon A, Fleck BW, Minns RA. An inter-observer and intra-observer study of a classification of RetCam images of retinal haemorrhages in children. Br J Ophthalmol. 2011 Jan;95(1):99-104.