photo Miss Jane M. OLVER



Outside interests

Her outside interests include family, friends, playing music, sport - especially skiing, tennis and learning to play golf!

Special interests

Her major interests are oculoplastic, eyelid, lacrimal, orbital and facial aesthetic surgery. This includes: thyroid eye disease (including orbital decompression), blepharoplasty and cosmetic surgery, ptosis and other eyelid malpositions, botulinum toxin, eyelid tumours, socket disorders , facial palsy, watering eye in adults and children and endo-lacrimal surgery.

Career Summary

Medical School

Jane Olver undertook her medical studies at St Thomas' Hospital Medical School in London UK and graduated in 1979 (MB BS, BSc).  

Ophthalmology Training

She did her surgical and ophthalmology training in Manchester, London, Southampton and Cardiff to become a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS Ophth) in 1984. She became an inaugural fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 1988. Between 1985 and 1994 she completed her Ophthalmology training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. She was awarded the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress Founders Cup for "Vascular casting of the optic nerve head in humans" in 1989. Miss Olver was placed on the GMC Specialist Register in 1992.   

Sub-Speciality Training

She developed an interest in all aspects of oculoplastic surgery and gained substantial experience as a Fellow in Oculoplastic (eyelid) and orbital surgery, and in paediatric (children) ophthalmology and strabismus, including Graves' orbitopathy (thyroid eye disease) at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London between 1992 and 1994. Also see her Training Appointments.

Consultant Post

She was appointed as consultant ophthalmic surgeon at the Western Eye Hospital and Hillingdon Hospital in 1994, and subsequently consultant ophthalmic, oculoplastic and orbital surgeon at the Western Eye Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital London in 1996, where she leads the Oculoplastic and Orbital Service and runs an Oculoplastic (see the Fellowship summary of post and timetable). Over the last few years she has developed an interest in all aspects of periocular, facial and aesthetic surgery.

Education, Meetings and Publications

Miss Olver actively supports oculoplastic education, writes books, founded the Thames Oculoplastic Group (TOG) and co-founded the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS) in 2000, of which she is Founding Secretary and co-ordinates the web site She has helped organise the annual BOPSS scientific meetings.   She lectures nationally and internationally and runs symposia and courses. In November 2004 she organised the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Oculoplastic Symposium: Update on Flaps and Grafts". Miss Olver has published extensively in peer reviewed journals on eyelid, lacrimal and orbital topics.