Mrs Clare Inkster

Consultant Ophthalmologist - Ophthalmology - Eye Unit

Telephone Number: 01204 390093

Professional Background

Mrs Clare Inkster studied at the University of Liverpool Medical School and the North West Ophthalmology rotation, qualifying in 1990 (MbChB, FRCOphth).

Mrs Inkster joined the Trust in 2000 and is an oculoplastic surgeon specialising in disorders of the eyelid, orbit (eye socket) and lacrimal (tear production and drainage) systems.

She also undertakes specialist clinics with Mr Lobo (ENT surgeon).

Professional memberships include:
- Royal College of Ophthalmologists
- British Medical Association
- British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (Exec committee member)

Other roles include:
- Training Programme Director for the North West Region
- Quality Standards Representative for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth)
- Training Committee Member RCOphth
- Equivalence of Training Subcommittee member RCOphth
- Recruitment Subcommittee member RCOphth
- Academic Advisor and Honorary Lecturer at the University of Manchester Medical School

Special Interests and Research

Mrs Claire Inkster has a special interest in oculoplastic surgery, education and training, quality standards and global eyecare.

Mrs Clare Inkster works in the following services:


The Eye Unit (Ophthalmology) is a recognised centre of excellence offering patient centred care to the population of Bolton, Salford and surrounding areas. We specialise in assessing, diagnosing and treating all aspects of adult  and children’s eye problems and we are widely regarded as one of the leading NHS ophthalmic departments in England.