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Peter William Sellar



Based at

West Cumberland Hospital
Secretary contact - 01946 523065

Year qualified


Professional qualifications

BMedSci (Bachelor of Medical Science); BMBS (Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery); FRCS ophthal (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons); FRCOphth (Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmology)

Treatment and procedures

General ophthalmology; Cataract and Glaucoma; Paediatric ophthalmology; Learning disability ophthalmology; Botulinum for blepharospasm; Lid surgery

Clinical Interests / specialist areas

General ophthalmology; Paediatric ophthalmology; Learning disability ophthalmology

Professional membership

GMC (General Medical Council); BMA (British Medical Associations); RCOphth (Royal College of Ophthalmologists); NEOS (North of England Ophthalmic Society); NOG (Netherlands Society of Ophthalmologists


Charles Bonnet Hallucinations




B.Med.Sci. Thesis on "The effects of a Corticosterone Inhibitor on the Functional Anatomy of the Mouse Adrenal Gland", June 1978 Department of Human Morphology, Nottingham University.

P.W.Sellar and P.B. Johnston. "Ocular injuries due to exploding bottles of carbonated drinks" - "Lesson of the Week". BMJ, 1991. Vol.303, pages 176-7. 

P.W.Sellar, J.H.Bryars & D.B.Archer. "Late presentation of congenital ectropion of the eyelids in a child with Down's syndrome: A case report and review of the literature". JPediatric Opthalmol.Strab. 1992, Vol.29(1), pages 1-4.

(Synopsis in the Irish Medical Journal:Irish Ophthalmological Society meeting on 10 June 1988).

P.W Sellar and Eugenie M.G.J.Reintjes. "Oogafwijingen bij kinderen onder 2 jaar - een leidraad voor de huisarts". Patiënt Care, 1992. Vol.19(9), pages 13-27. Brussels. (Publication: "Eye problems in children under 2 years old - a guide for GP's", in the Dutch version of GP monthly "Patient Care", Sept 1992 Vol.19).

P.W.Sellar and B.L.M.Buennemeyer. "Two cases of dizziness after using eye-drops". Eye 1992. Vol.6(4), p 429-31. (Summary in International Ophthalmology 1992.Vol.16(supp),p5).

J.A.Sharkey and P.W.Sellar. "Acquired central fusion disruption following cataract extraction". J.Pediatric Ophthalmol. and Strabismus. 1994; Vol.31(6), pages 391-393.

J.R.M.Cruysberg, R.W.Draaijer, P.W.Sellar. Letter commenting on: When is acute onset concomitant esotropia a sign of serious neurological disease?  BJ Ophthalmol 1996;80, page 380.

A.Goncalves, J.R.M.Cruysberg, R.W.Draaijer, P.W.Sellar, A.L.Aandekerk, A.F.Deutman. "Vitreous haemorrhage and other ocular complications of a persistent hyaloid artery."  Documenta Ophthalmologica 1996; Vol.92, pages 55-59.

P.W.Sellar. Career Focus - Working in the Netherlands. Sellar BMJ 1998; Vol.316: 16 May 1998

P.W.Sellar. Career Focus - District General Hospital or Teaching Hospital. BMJ 1999; Vol.318: 20 Feb.1999

P.W.Sellar. Career Focus - Taking a Holiday. BMJ 1999; Vol.316: 17 April 1999

P.W.Sellar, A.Sparrow. "Are ophthalmic surgeons aware that starch powdered surgical gloves are a risk factor in ocular surgery?" International Ophthalmology 1999; Vol.22:247-251.

((Visual hallucinations in psychologically normal people: Charles Bonnet's syndrome. RJ Teunisse, JRM Cruysberg, WHL Hoefnagels, 1996 - We are grateful to PW Sellar for help in preparing the publication))

P.W.Sellar. Punctum to punctum adhesion after dacryocysorhinostomy. European J.Ophthalmology 2000; Vol.10 (3):262-3.

P.W.Sellar. Career Focus - Ophthalmology. BMJ 2000, 320.

Zaheen M, Sellar P.W, Mucci B. Idiopathic sclerochoroidal calcification. Eye 2000; 14 (4):681-4.

P.W.Sellar. Personal View: Who should care for people with learning disabilities? BMJ 2000;321:1297

Sellar PW. Confusion between similarly named eye drops. Eye. 2004 Jan;18(1):111-2

Sellar W. When sorry seems to be the hardest word. BMJ Careers 2007:335:95-6.