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John R Pyne

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 22 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5239
  1. Michael Pyne

John R Pyne spent the first seven years of his life in India, where his father was stationed in the army. The family returned to the UK, and John was educated at Felsted boarding school in Essex. He married Judith Wheaton, and they had three children, Stephen, Michael, and Anna. In 1997 he married his second wife, Marcelle Chapman.

He trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London before moving to Norwich in the mid 1970s, where he worked at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, the West Norwich Hospital, and the Bupa Hospital at Colney. After retiring as a surgeon, he continued to work as a locum for opticians, conducting eye examinations at Dipple and Conway in Norwich and Nelson’s Eye Patch in Holt. He also undertook voluntary work with the Samaritans in Norwich and also for the Fight for Sight charity in Africa, operating on, and restoring, the gift of sight to hundreds of Africans.


Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5239


  • Former ophthalmic surgeon (b 1939; q 1965; FRCS, FRCOphth), died from bowel cancer on 20 May 2012.

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