Christopher Knapp

Consultant details

Mr Christopher Knapp
Job title
Consultant Ophthalmologist
GMC number
  • MBChB – 1996
  • BSc(Hons) – 1989
  • (Optometry) MD – 2009
  • FRCOphth – 2006
Medical interests
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Cataract surgery
  • General Ophthalmology
Contact number
01522 573950


I have been a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Lincoln County Hospital in Lincoln since 1st December 2007.

My current role is that of a general ophthalmologist with a specialist interest in oculoplastic surgery and neuro-ophthalmology. I graduated with a Doctorate in Medicine (MD) from the University of Leicester in 2009.

As a consultant ophthalmologist with an interest in oculoplastic surgery I am responsible for all lid, lacrimal and orbital cases at the Lincoln County Hospital and sit on the skin mixed disciplinary team (MDT). I have 2 oculoplastic theatre lists on which I routinely remove eyelid and adnexial skin lesions and subsequently repair the defects with skin flaps and skin grafts. I also carry out DCR lacrimal surgery, ptosis repairs, entropion / ectropion surgery and lacrimal gland biopsies.

As a trainee I worked in Leicester and Nottingham. I took a year out of training as a research registrar with the University of Leicester.

Before studying medicine I graduated with an Optometry degree from the University of Bradford and worked as an optometrist in the North of England for two years. Following this I studied medicine at the University of Leicester. As a junior doctor I worked as an anatomy demonstrator teaching medical students as well as working in the A&E, urology and general surgery departments. I started my ophthalmology training in 1999.