About Me

I have been an eye specialist for over 35 years and a full-time practicing NHS consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital since 1995.

My main areas of interest are retina and inflammatory eye diseases, which encompasses uveitis, scleritis and orbital inflammation, all of which can be caused by infections and by autoimmune problems. I provide treatment and advice for patients with retinal diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, vascular occlusions and macular degeneration. I also have large experience in general ophthalmology and give advice on common problems, such as dry eyes, blepharitis and allergic conjunctivitis.

During my time at Moorfields, I have also held other posts. I was the Chairman of the Drugs and Therapeutics Committee for many years, Training Director for Medical Retina from 1995 to 1999, Director of the Medical Retina Department from 2008 to 2016, and I am currently Chairman of Infections Control Committee and Director of the Fellowship Programme at Moorfields.

I am also Professor of Ophthalmology, Ocular Inflammation and Infection at the Institute of Ophthalmology, UCL. I have lectured extensively, both in the UK and abroad, and I have delivered over 400 lectures worldwide. I have been the editor of 5 books and have written 30 book chapters.

My research activity has been focused on finding better treatment strategies for the management of inflammatory diseases. I have been the principal investigator of several clinical trials resulting in the approval of new treatment options. My research work has produced over 200 publications.

As a recognised expert in the field, I am the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection, Section Editor for the British Journal of Ophthalmology, and a reviewer for all key journals in Ophthalmology. I am a member of international societies, including the International Uveitis Study Group (IUSG) and the International Ocular Inflammation Society (IOIS).

I have focused my career on trying to find better ways of treating my patients, preserving their vision and improving their quality of life.

Current Posts

  • Professor of Ophthalmology, Ocular Inflammation and Infection, Institute of Ophthalmology, UCL
  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Director of Moorfields Eye Hospital Fellowship Programme
  • Chairman of Infections Control Committee at Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
  • Section Editor of Uveitis for the British Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Member of EUPO (European Union Professors of Ophthalmology)
  • Member of EURETINA
  • Member of the International Uveitis Study Group (IUSG)
  • Member of the International Ocular Inflammation Society

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