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Consultants

Ophthalmologists

Audrey Shwe-Tin MBChB MRCOphth FRCOphth MD(Res)

Locum Consultant Ophthalmologist

Miss Audrey Shwe-Tin is a locum consultant ophthalmic surgeon at the Oxford Eye Hospital with sub-specialty interests in emergency eye care and primary eye care, cornea adnexa, glaucoma and cataract surgery.

She graduated from University of Sheffield, trained in both Northern and Oxford deaneries before undertaking her fellowship in emergency eye care at Oxford University Hospitals

Miss Shwe-Tin undertook her postgraduate research on pupillometry and pupil responses in glaucoma patients at University College London and is active in clinical research at Oxford University Hospitals. She won the Nottingham Research Trophy, Pfizer Research Prize and OHSRC research grant.

Miss Shwe-Tin is a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, reviewer of BMJ learning modules and an honorary clinical teaching fellow at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Oxford.

Audrey Shwe-Tin

Bertil Damato LRCP MRCS MD PhD FRCOphth

Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist

Prof Bertil Damato is a consultant ophthalmologist specialising in adult eye tumours. Currently directing the Ocular Oncology Service at Oxford Eye Hospital and working as part of the ocular oncology team at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Liverpool and Emeritus Professor of the University of California, San Francisco, where he directed ocular oncology services from 1993 to 2013 and from 2013 to 2018, respectively.

Prof Damato received his undergraduate education in Malta, where he was born, and his post-graduate training in Glasgow. He is a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, International Society of Ocular Oncology, European Ophthalmic Oncology Group and the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis.

Visit: Mr Bertil Damato PhD FRCOphth

Bertil Damato

Christine Kiire MA(Oxon) MRCP DM FRCOphth

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Miss Christine Kiire, is a Consultant Ophthalmologist with a special interest in vascular medical retinal conditions, in particular, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular occlusions. She is also interested in international eye health and ways of improving outcomes for people with visual problems across the world.

Miss Kiire read Medicine and Natural Sciences (Physiological Sciences) at the University of Oxford (St Anne's College and Green College), where she also conducted her doctoral research on genotype-phenotype correlation of diabetic macular oedema in type 2 diabetes (Green Templeton College).

Her research experience includes a clinical research project on laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy in Malawi. She was also the recipient of a Fulbright Award 2015-2016 to study the epidemiology of diabetic retinopathy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

In Oxford, her clinical research has recently focused on the effectiveness of subthreshold macular laser treatment for non-centre involving diabetic macular oedema.

Miss Kiire welcomes clinical referrals regarding patients with diabetic retinopathy or retinal vascular occlusions, particularly those who might benefit from treatment with either retinal laser or intravitreal injection therapies.

Christine Kiire

Robert MacLaren MB ChB DPhil FRCOphth FRCS FACS FMedSci

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Professor Robert MacLaren is a practising Consultant Ophthalmologist at Oxford Eye Hospital. He specialised first as a junior doctor in Oxford and then moved to Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, where he was a Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon and led research into retinal diseases.

He returned to Oxford as Professor of Ophthalmology in 2009 and currently leads a research team in the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology focused on developing genetic, stem cell and bio-electronic methods of treating blindness.

He performed the world's first robotic eye operation inside the human eye at the Oxford Eye Hospital in September 2016 and the world's first gene therapy treatment for X-linked retinitis pigmentosa, also at Oxford Eye Hospital in March 2017.

He has been a recipient of the Macular Society Clinical Service of the Year Award (2019), the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Keeler Medal (2019), the NIHR Senior Investigator Award (2020), the Royal Society of Medicine Lang Medal (2020) and the Vice Chancellor's Innovation Award (2020).

He welcomes clinical referrals for patients requiring cataract surgery, retinal surgery and other treatments for inherited retinal diseases.

Robert MacLaren

Consuela Moorman MB BS FRCS FRCOphth

Locum Consultant Ophthalmologist

Ms Consuela Moorman qualified in 1982 and is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Oxford Eye Hospital specialising in Medical Retina conditions in particular Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

She also has an interest in global blindness and works as an International Health Consultant for the International Centre for Eye Health and Addenbrookes Abroad.

Consuela Moorman

Peter Scanlon MD FRCP FRCOphth FHEA DCH DRCOG DO

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Prof 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.

Peter Scanlon

Rajen Tailor BSc (Hons) MBBS MRCP FRCOphth

Consultant Ophthalmologist
Mr Rajen Tailor is a Consultant Ophthalmologist with a specialist interest in glaucoma and cataracts.

Prior to his consultant appointment, Mr Tailor was a fellow in the sub-specialist field of glaucoma at Moorfields eye Hospital, London, where he gained extensive experience in the medical, laser and surgical management of glaucoma.

Mr Tailor is experienced in performing both conventional glaucoma surgery (trabeculectomy and aqueous shunt implantation) as well as the newer minimal invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) procedures such as the I-stent implant, hydrus implant, Xen implant and KDB glaucoma procedure.

Mr Tailor is actively involved in teaching, training and research in the field of Glaucoma, running a bi-annual surgical glaucoma course, speaking at local and regional meetings, training fellows from the UK and overseas and acting as a principal investigator for an international glaucoma study.

He has a number of peer-reviewed publications and book chapters in the field of glaucoma and has won local, national and international prizes in both general ophthalmology and glaucoma.

Rajen Tailor

Samantha de Silva MA MRCP FRCOphth DPhil

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Miss Samantha de Silva is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Oxford Eye hospital specialising in medical retina disorders.

After graduating from the universities of Cambridge (pre-clinical) and Oxford (clinical medicine), she trained in the Oxford deanery and was awarded a Wellcome Trust fellowship to undertake doctoral research into gene therapy for inherited retinal disorders.

This was followed by two subspecialist fellowships in medical retina at the Oxford Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

She has won numerous prizes including the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Harcourt medal (2008) and RCOphth/Fight for Sight prize (2018).

Her clinical and research interests include diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusions, age-related macular degeneration, inherited retinal disease and cataract surgery.

Samantha de Silva

Sri Sharma MBChB, MRCP, MRCOphth, PhD

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Dr Srilakshmi Sharma is a medical ophthalmologist specialising in uveitis (ocular inflammation) in both children and adults and neuro-ophthalmology.

She leads the regional uveitis service for adults and children service in Oxford and the neuro-ophthalmology department. She is also the lead Ophthalmologist for the multidisciplinary juvenile idiopathic arthritis and for the national neuromyelitis optica and neurofibromatosis type II services at Oxford.

Dr Sharma is a clinician-scientist, working in the University of Oxford on research projects aimed at understanding the underlying causes of uveitis especially when it affects other systems in the body as well as the eyes. Her research is funded by the National Institutes for Health Research and the Medical Research Council.

She runs clinical trials in ocular inflammation and is also leading a national study on hydroxychloroquine toxicity in the retina.

Dr Sharma is the chairperson of the Uveitis National Clinical Study Group, a national organisation for research in uveitis in the United Kingdom.

Sri Sharma

Stella Hornby MA (Cantab) MB BChir FRCOphth MD

Clinical Lead for Ophthalmology and Consultant Ophthalmologist

Miss Stella Hornby is a Consultant Ophthalmologist specialising in urgent and primary care ophthalmology. She is the lead for the Eye Emergency Department of the Oxford Eye Hospital and the Clinical Lead for Ophthalmology. She also has clinics in Banbury and Wantage.

Originally from the North East she studied at Clare College Cambridge and was a registrar in the Oxford region. For her MD thesis she conducted clinical research studies on childhood blindness in India which won a Noble Prize from Cambridge University.

She is an experienced clinical educator, mentor and appraiser. She was awarded prizes for teaching including an 'excellent teacher' award for transforming the undergraduate medical education programme.

She was the Primary care Ophthalmology representative on the Royal College of Ophthalmologists' Professional Standards Committee and later the Lead for GPs and other specialties for the RCOPhth Education Committee. She wrote clinical commissioning guidelines on Primary Care Ophthalmology and another on urgent eye care and is involved in local and national Ophthalmology service redesign of services.

Since 2011 she has regularly organised training courses for GPs and other health professionals through Primary Care Ophthalmology LLP which she runs with two GP colleagues.

Stella Hornby

Susie Downes MBChB MSc MD FRCOphth

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Susan Downes is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Oxford Eye Hospital, Oxford in post since 2000, and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Oxford, and specialises in retinal disorders.

She completed a post-residency Medical Retina fellowship and a Medical Doctorate in inherited retinal degeneration at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Institute of Ophthalmology, London, UK 1996-1999.

She is Lead for the Age Related Macular Disease and Retinal Genetics services at Oxford Eye Hospital, and Ophthalmology Lead for the Thames Valley and South Midlands for the national Ophthalmology Clinical Research Network.

Her specialist interests include inherited retinal dystrophies, age-related macular degeneration, macular diseases including central serous chorioretinopathy, retinal telangiectasia, and toxic retinopathies as well as the impact of ocular diseases on sleep wake/mood.

She set up the Eye Research Group Oxford (ERGO), for which she is clinical lead. Together with colleagues from Clinical Genetics and Clinical Scientists from the Oxford Clinical Genetics Laboratory, she co-led on the Biomedical Science Centre of Excellence evaluation of Next Generation Sequencing for Ophthalmology testing which led to the first NHS genetic testing for Stargardt disease in Oxford for the UK.

Oxford is now one of three Genomic Centres providing genetic testing for inherited eye diseases in the UK. Susan Downes works closely with the Oxford Clinical Genetics Laboratory on the phenotype-led gene panels setting up and chairing the MDT for this with colleagues.

She was one of the founding members of the United Kingdom Eye Genetics Group (UKEGG) in 2001, and was UKEGG chair in 2016. She is the European Reference Network Lead for Oxford, one of the international centres recognised for rare diseases in Ophthalmology.

Theodora Gkika MD FEBO

Locum Consultant Ophthalmologist

Dr Theodora Gkika works as an Ophthalmologist at the Oxford Eye Hospital and has a special interest in ocular oncology, uveitis and medical retina.

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Theodora Gkika

Ophthalmic Surgeons

Dominik Fischer MD DPhil FEBO

Honorary Clinical Research Associate

Professor M Dominik Fischer is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in retinal diseases and their treatment. After receiving his medical doctorate (summa cum laude) for research performed as Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, he trained with Professor Bartz-Schmidt and Eberhart Zrenner and became registered specialist and Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology in 2012.

He continued his training at Oxford, reading Clinical Neuroscience at Merton College as MRC Clinical Research Fellow and received his second doctorate for developing a new form of retinal gene therapy.

He was appointed Professor of Ophthalmology at the Centre for Ophthalmology Tübingen in 2015, where he still holds an appointment as Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Principal Investigator. His academic work focuses on translational research in retinal physiology and disease.

He leads several clinical trials and is Chief Investigator of the first global post approval safety study for ocular gene therapy.

Gurjeet Jutley FRCOphth BM BSc (Hons)

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma and Cataract Surgeon

Mr Gurjeet Jutley is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Oxford Eye Hospital, with sub-specialty interests in glaucoma (both traditional and minimally invasive), 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 an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Oxford, primary author of the popular textbook 'Ophthalmology at a glance', sets exams for the International Council of Ophthalmology and has written chapters about Glaucoma surgery. He has multiple international presentations, peer-reviewed publications and has won five postgraduate prizes, including the Ethicon scholarship. He is the current Clinical Governance lead at the Eye Hospital.

Gurjeet has a strong interest in teaching and training. He is the co-founder of 'International Ophthalmology: exchange of ideas' and chairs the annual Oxfordshire Glaucoma Meeting. Within the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, he was appointed as an examiner for postgraduate examinations and the Regional Educational Advisor for Oxfordshire in 2020.

Jonathan Norris MB ChB FRCOphth MSc (Oxon)

Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon
Mr Jonathan Norris is a Consultant Oculoplastic and Ophthalmic Surgeon based at Oxford Eye Hospital. Mr Norris is a trained Ophthalmologist who has developed a specialist interest in oculoplastic (eyelid), lacrimal (tear duct) and orbital (eye socket) surgery.

He works with the Oxford Skull-Base MDT and Joint Thyroid MDTs providing a regional orbital surgery service and is the departmental lead for oculoplastic and orbital surgery. Mr Norris also specialises in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery around the eyes. He is a member of the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society and sits the executive committee. Mr Norris has run an international fellowship programme at the Oxford Eye Hospital since 2013.

Mr Norris is a previous Fellow of the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence. He is a current examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology at the University of Oxford. In 2017 he completed an MSc (passing with distinction) at the University of Oxford (Surgical Science and Practice).

He has a particular interest in eyelid reconstruction, facial palsy and thyroid eye disease.

Kanmin Xue MA (Oxon) MB BChir PhD (Cantab) FRCOphth

Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Mr Kanmin Xue is an Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Oxford Eye Hospital with sub-specialty expertise in vitreoretinal surgery, retinal diseases, complex cataract and intraocular lens surgery.

In addition to clinical work, Kanmin is a Wellcome Trust Clinician Scientist Fellow (Principal Investigator) at the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, University of Oxford, where he leads the Retinal Disease and Repair Group conducting laboratory research to develop novel therapies for retinal degeneration and inflammation.

He graduated with the top first class (Martin Wronker Prize) in Medicine from Brasenose College Oxford before undertaking the MB/PhD programme at Trinity College Cambridge and MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology.

He completed residency in London, ophthalmology training in the Oxford Deanery, and an NIHR Academic Clinical Lectureship (ACL) in Oxford under the mentorship of Professor Robert MacLaren where he led pioneering clinical trials of gene therapies for choroideremia and retinitis pigmentosa, and robotic retinal surgery. These were followed by a vitreoretinal fellowship at the prestigious Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.

Kanmin Xue

Manoj V Parulekar MS FRCS FRCOphth

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Mr Manoj Parulekar 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. His area of interest is paediatric ophthalmology, and squint correction in children and adults. He contributes to the ocular motility service (squints and complex eye movement disorders) in Oxford, and the paediatric ophthalmology services.

Mr Parulekar is active in clinical and basic science research, serves on the editorial board of journals, with contributions to several scientific publications and text books. He 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 a member of the paediatric, international and academic sub-committees, and is treasurer of the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress. He runs a successful fellowship programme between Birmingham and Oxford.

Manoj V Parulekar

Martin Leyland BSc MB ChB MD FRCOphth

Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Mr Martin Leyland 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 is a teaching member of the Microsurgical skills training faculty. He is a member of the Cochrane Collaboration for evidence-based medicine.

Martin Leyland

Paul Rosen BSc MBChB FRCS FRCOphth MBA

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Mr Paul Rosen 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.

Paul Rosen

Peter Charbel Issa MD DPhil FEBO

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Professor Peter Charbel Issa is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in retinal diseases and cataract surgery. After his clinical and research training at the universities of Würzburg, Bonn and Oxford, he held a Professorship for Degenerative Retinal Diseases at the University of Bonn before returning to Oxford in 2016.

He is an internationally recognised expert for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), inherited retinal dystrophies (including Stargardt disease and Retinitis pigmentosa), macular telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel), and Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE).

His research focuses on AMD and rare retinal diseases. Current work includes the development of novel imaging technologies for diagnosing retinal disease, and the development and application of novel therapies (including gene therapy). He is also principal investigator for several clinical trials that investigate novel treatments for AMD, MacTel, and Stargardt disease.

His work has resulted in over 170 peer-reviewed publications, numerous awards and distinctions, including the prestigious Marie-Curie-Fellowship, the Research Award of the German Society of Ophthalmology, the Macula Research Award for the prevention of blindness and a GEROK-Scholarship.

He is a regular reviewer for many top tier journals in Ophthalmology and serves as an Editorial Board Member of the journals RETINA and Ophthalmic Research.

Peter Charbel Issa

CK Patel BSc MBBS FRCOphth

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

CK Patel was appointed a to the Oxford Eye Hospital in 2001 and treats patients who have cataracts and retinal disease requiring surgery, such as vitreous haemorrhage retinal detachment, macular hole and epiretinal membrane.

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 has pioneered new surgical techniques in children which are increasingly adopted internationally. He has developed a national service in Oxford for the surgical management of retinal detachment in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). The main base for this service is now at Great Ormond Street where Mr Patel was appointed an Honorary Consultant in 2014. Mr Patel is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences where he has a wide-ranging clinical research portfolio.

He has over 100 publications in peer reviewed journals and was awarded a Master of Science at St Catherine's College for his thesis on ultrawide-field imaging in ROP.

Darius Hildebrand BM BCH MPhil MD DCH FEBO FRCS FRCOphth

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Dr Göran Darius Hildebrand is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Oxford University Hospitals where he leads the Paediatric Ophthalmology Service. He is a Board Member of the European Paediatric Ophthalmology Society and since 2017 its elected President.

Darius does research in Ophthalmology.

Sher Aslam BM DPhil FRCOphth

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Mr Sher Aslam is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Oxford Eye Hospital and Honorary Consultant at Northampton General Hospital. 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. His subspecialty interests include complex cataract and vitreoretinal surgery in addition to emergency eye disease.

He retired from the British Army at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Oxford, and an Examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Sher Aslam