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Oxford Eye Hospital staff

Heads of service

  • Head of Optometry
    Patsy Terry: 01865 234733
  • Head of Orthoptics
    Jacqui Greenhalgh: 01865 234835
  • Ophthalmic Imaging and Diagnostics
    Lewis Smith: 01865 231139
  • Ophthalmic Theatre Sister
    Bhim Kala Gyawali: 01865 231356
  • Specialist Surgery Inpatient Matron
    Louise Johnson: 01865 234722
  • Specialist Surgery Outpatient Matron
    Bernadette Mitchell: 01865 231201
  • Access and Performance Manager, Ophthalmology
    Samantha Kerry: 01865 740941
  • Operational Service Manager, Ophthalmology
    Wayne McFarlane: 01865 223146

NHS consultants' secretaries

Tel: 01865 234567

Consultant profiles

Sher Aslam

Mr Sher Aslam BM DPhil FRCOphth is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Oxford Eye Hospital with a sub-specialty interest in vitreoretinal surgery.

After graduating in Medicine from the University of Southampton, followed by officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he trained in London before completing a DPhil at the University of Oxford. He subsequently undertook vitreoretinal Fellowships at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He recently retired from the British Army at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

He is a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons (BEAVRS), and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Susie Downes

Professor Susie Downes MB ChB MD FRCOphth qualified in 1986 and is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Oxford. She is a member of the British Medical Association, Medical Defence Union and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

She specialises in cataract surgery, vascular retina including diabetes, medical retinal conditions including age-related macular degeneration, laser surgery including photodynamic therapy, transpupillary thermotherapy, conventional (but not refractive) laser surgery and inherited ophthalmic eye disease.

Peter Charbel Issa

Professor Peter Charbel Issa DPhil FEBO is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in retinal diseases. After his clinical and research training at the Universities of W├╝rzburg, Bonn and Oxford, he held a Professorship for Degenerative Retinal Diseases at the University of Bonn before returning to Oxford in 2016.

His research is focused on inherited retinal dystrophies, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and retinal imaging/phenotyping. In his clinic, he also welcomes patients requiring retinal or cataract surgery.

Stella Hornby

Miss Stella Hornby MA (Cantab) MB BChir FRCOphth MD studied at Clare College Cambridge, carried out prize-winning research into blindness in children in India and completed her training in 2003. She specialises in diagnosis and management of emergency eye conditions and primary care ophthalmology in hospital and community settings. Her job is best described as being 'like a GP for eyes'.

She leads the Eye Emergency team, is a member of the local Eye Services redesign team and the local Eye Health Professional network. She is the primary care representative on the RCOphth Professional Standards Committee and has an 'Excellent Teacher Award' from the Medical Sciences Division of the University of Oxford.

Gurjeet Jutley

Gurjeet is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Oxford Eye Hospital, with sub-specialty interests in glaucoma, trauma and complex cataract surgery.

He completed ophthalmology training in the prestigious North Thames Deanery, including five years at both Moorfields and Western Eye hospitals.

He is a lecturer at the University College London Ophthalmology MSc, author of the popular textbook 'Ophthalmology at a glance' and sets exams for the International Council of Ophthalmology. He has multiple international presentations, peer-reviewed publications and has won five postgraduate prizes, including the Ethicon scholarship.

Christine Kiire

Miss Christine Kiire MA(Oxon) MRCP DM FRCOphth is a Consultant Ophthalmologist with a special interest in vascular medical retinal conditions, specifically diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion. She is also interested in international eye health and ways of improving outcomes for people with visual problems across the world.

She read Medicine and Natural Sciences (Physiological Sciences) at the University of Oxford, where she also conducted her doctoral research on genotype-phenotype correlation of diabetic macular oedema in type 2 diabetes.

Miss Kiire has studied diabetic retinopathy from a wide range of different angles, including postdoctoral clinical research projects on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy in Malawi, conducted within the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (funded by the British Council for Prevention of Blindness), and a Fulbright Award 2015-2016 (Fight for Sight) which she used to gain additional valuable training and experience in the study of the epidemiology of diabetic retinopathy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

She welcomes clinical referrals regarding patients with diabetic retinopathy or retinal vein occlusions, particularly those who might benefit from retinal laser or intravitreal injection therapies.

Martin Leyland

Mr Martin Leyland BSc MB ChB MD FRCOphth is an Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Oxford Eye Hospital with a sub-specialty interest in corneal and external eye disease. His surgical expertise includes all aspects of corneal transplant surgery, complex cataract surgery and anterior eye reconstruction.

He trained in London at the Western Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital before being appointed Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading in 2001, and Honorary Consultant in Oxford in 2004.

He is a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, and represents the Oxford region on the College Council as well as being a teaching member of the Microsurgical skills training faculty. He is a member of the Cochrane Collaboration for evidence-based medicine.

Robert MacLaren

Professor Robert MacLaren is a practising Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Oxford Eye Hospital. He specialised first in Oxford and then moved to Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, where he was a Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon and led research into age-related macular degeneration.

He returned to Oxford as Professor of Ophthalmology in 2009 and currently leads a research team in the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology. He welcomes clinical referrals for patients requiring cataract surgery, retinal surgery and other treatments for retinal diseases.

Jonathan Norris

Mr Jonathan Norris FRCOphth is a Consultant Oculoplastic and Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Oxford Eye Hospital where he is also currently the lead clinician for clinical governance.

Mr Norris trained in Yorkshire before undergoing Fellowship training at the prestigious Corneo-Plastic Unit in East Grinstead. He specialises in eyelid surgery including eyelid skin cancer and reconstructive surgery. His other interests include facial palsy (relating to the eye), lacrimal (tear duct) surgery, artificial eyes, thyroid eye disease and orbital surgery.

He is currently a Fellow of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and is undertaking an MSc at Oxford University in Surgical Science.

Manoj V Parulekar

Manoj Parulekar MS FRCS FRCOphth is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Oxford Eye Hospital and Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Mr Parulekar graduated from University of Mumbai, India, followed by ophthalmology training in Oxford and Toronto. He contributes to the ocular motility service (squints and complex eye movement disorders) in Oxford.

Mr Parulekar is active in clinical and basic science research. with contributions to several scientific publications and text books. Mr Parulekar has a major interest in international ophthalmology, and is a trustee of Sightsavers International, a charity dealing with prevention and treatment of blindness.

Mr Parulekar contributes actively to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and is honorary program secretary, scientific committee and paediatric sub-committee member, and on the microsurgical training faculty. He is treasurer of the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress.

CK Patel

CK Patel is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Oxford Eye Hospital, with sub-specialties in retinal and cataract-refractive surgery.

Following undergraduate medical training at The London Hospital Medical College, Mr Patel had a broad-based training in centres of excellence in ophthalmology, including London, Oxford and Toronto.

He is a member of the British Medical Association, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (UKISCRS) and the British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons (BEAVRS), and Section Editor of the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology.

Paul Rosen

Mr Paul Rosen FRCS FRCOphth is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Oxford Eye Hospital and was Head of Department from 1998 to 2004. His special interests are postgraduate teaching, cataract/refractive surgery, laser refractive surgery, vitreoretinal/trauma surgery and medico-legal reporting.

He is a senior lecturer at the University of Oxford, Visiting Ophthalmologist, Refractive Service Moorfields Eye Hospital, President, UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Medical Editor of 'Eurotimes', a publication of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), Elected Council member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), an Honour Award recipient from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Royal College of Ophthalmologists Examiner.

John Salmon

John Salmon MD FRCS FRCOphth is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Oxford Eye Hospital and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Oxford. Before taking up this position he was Consultant Ophthalmologist at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town.

He was programme director for the Oxford Deanery for five years and lead clinician for three years. He has a particular interest in glaucoma and cataract surgery. He has published over 90 original papers and is the author of 'Glaucoma - a colour manual of diagnosis and therapy'. He has presented academic papers at national and international meetings and has lectured to audiences all over the world.

Peter Scanlon

Peter Scanlon is a Consultant Ophthalmologist with a specialist interest in diabetic retinopathy.

He is Clinical Lead for the Oxfordshire and the English NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme.

Sri Sharma

Sri Sharma joined the Oxford Eye Hospital in November 2013 as a Consultant in Medical Ophthalmology, which covers uveitis, neuro-ophthalmology and medical retina.

She completed two fellowships in the USA, in uveitis at the Casey Eye Institute and neuro-ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. Her training in Medicine and Ophthalmology was at the University of Bristol.

She also works with children with eye inflammatory disease, in partnership with the Paediatric Rheumatology Service.

Rajen Tailor

Mr Tailor is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with a specialist interest in glaucoma and complex cataract surgery.

Following completion of his medical training in London and ophthalmic training in the West Midlands, Mr Tailor completed a two-year fellowship in glaucoma from the internationally-renowned Moorfield's Eye Hospital, London. During his time at Moorfield's he gained extensive experience in the management of complex glaucoma and in performing cataract and glaucoma surgery (trabeculectomy, aqueous shunt implantation and cyclophotocoagulation).

With the recent development of minimally-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), Mr Tailor has experience in performing implantation of the Glaukos i-stent, Aquesys Xen, hydrus implant and the KDB glaucoma procedure.

Mr Tailor is actively involved in teaching, training and research in the fields of glaucoma. He has a number of peer reviewed publications and written book chapters as well as won local, national and international prizes in the field of glaucoma.

Nurse Consultant

Rebecca Turner

Rebecca joined the Oxford Eye Hospital team in October 1986 as a specialist nurse, following post-registration training at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

She has held ward sister and senior nurse roles, and been Matron for Specialist Surgery since 2007. From 2013 to 2016 she was Clinical Lead in Ophthalmology, and she has also acted as Head of Nursing in the Neurosciences, Orthopaedic, Trauma and Specialist Surgery (NOTSS) Division.

Rebecca was appointed to the role of Nurse Consultant in September 2016: she is facilitating the development of nurse-led clinical practice in the Eye Hospital and is an integral part of the planning committee for a postgraduate certificate in Ophthalmic care.

As of 2017 she is President of the United Kingdom Society of Ophthalmic Practitioners (UKISOP) which provides practical and theoretical training for Ophthalmic Practitioners.