Manners, Miss Ruth

Miss Ruth MannersMBBS FRCOphth





Training and education              


  • Lecturer in ophthalmology - Southampton Eye Hospital, 1990
  • Senior registrar rotation - Southampton Eye Hospital and Portsmouth Eye Dept, 1993
  • Fellowship in oculoplastics - Moorfields Eye Hospital, 1994
  • Fellowship in orbits - University of British Columbia, Canada, 1994


  • MBBS - University of London, 1984
  • FRCS - Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1988
  • Diploma in ophthalmology - College of Ophthalmologists, 1988
  • FRCOphth - Royal College of Ophthalmologists, 1989


Miss Manners is a consultant ophthalmologist with a special interest in oculoplastics (eyelid, tear drainage and orbital disorders). She trained in ophthalmology in London and the Wessex region with specialist oculoplastics training at Moorfields Eye Hospital and in Vancouver. She was appointed as consultant in ophthalmology at University Hospital Southampton in 1994.

Key achievements

Miss Manners is lead consultant for the Southampton oculoplastics service, which she established in 1994. The service now comprises three consultants, one fellow and one specialist nurse. It receives referrals locally and from surrounding countries. 

She is a member of the European Society of Ophthalmic Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS) and a founder member of the British Oculoplastics Surgical Society (BOPSS). Between 2007 and 2011 she was the regional representative of BOPSS for south west England, Wales and the Channel Islands. She is a regular invited speaker on national oculoplastics courses.

Miss Manners has been running an oculoplastics fellowship training post since 1986 jointly with Salisbury eye department, which attracts international applicants. She is a joint lead of the annual Royal College of Ophthalmologists' higher surgical training course in oculoplastics. 

She was the consultant clinical service lead for ophthalmology 2003-6, the medical appraisal lead for ophthalmology 2011-14 and clinical governance consultant lead for ophthalmology 2009-2011. In 2013 she was elected as one of the 'three wise men' for the Trust.

Awards and prizes

  • The Keeler Scholarship, 1993
  • Amulree Travelling Studentship Fund, 1993
  • Wessex Medical Trust Project grant, 1993


Miss Manners has over 40 peer reviewed publications and has given many presentations on eyelid reconstruction, ptosis, orbital disorders and facial palsy. Her research includes work on lid tumours, lacrimal disorders, eyelid malpositions (ptosis, ectropion, entropion) and facial nerve palsy.

Publications include:

  • McVie OP, Majid MA, Hussin HM, Ung T, Manners RM, Ormerod I, Pawade J, Harrad RA, Idiopathic, isolated orbicularis weakness. Eye 2012:26;746-8.
  • Taylor A, Lachlan K, Manners RM, Lotery AJ. A study of a family with the skeletal muscle RYR1 mutation (c.7354C>T) associated with central core myopathy and malignant hyperthermia susceptibility. J of Clin Neuroscience 19(1):2012;65-70.
  • Rogers SA, Khan-Lim D, Manners RM. Does upper lid blepharoplasty improve contrast sensitivity? J of Ophth Plast & Reconstr Surg 2012 May 28(3): 163-5.


You can contact Miss Manners on 023 8120 4761.