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The team at Moorfields Eye Hospital/UCL Institute of Ophthalmology NIHR BMRC includes the following key staff:
Director of the Moorfields Eye Hospital/UCL Institute of Ophthalmology NIHR BMRC: Professor Peng Tee Khaw
Professor Khaw is professor of ocular healing and glaucoma, and consultant surgeon, and has a long track record of developing new treatments from laboratory through to international clinical trials. He was recently awarded the first ARVO/Pfizer international prize for translational research benefitting people around the world and one of our NIHR Senior Investigators. For further information, please see Peng Tee Khaw's web page.
Age-related macular degeneration research theme leader: Robert Maclaren
Robert MacLaren is an Academy of Medical Sciences clinician scientist supported by the Health Foundation and a consultant vitreoretinal surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He was featured as one of 12 leading UK scientists in the MRC annual review of 2007 and he is the first eye surgeon to be appointed to the King James IV Professorship of Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. For further information, download Robert Maclaren's profile (PDF, 625KB).
Diabetes research theme leader: James Bainbridge
James Bainbridge is a Wellcome Advanced Fellow and consultant surgeon. He has an established programme of translational research, developing new molecular treatments for retinal disorders. He is principal investigator for the first clinical trial of gene therapy for inherited eye disease. For further information, downlad James Bainbridge's profile (PDF, 486KB).
Glaucoma research theme leader: David Garway-Heath
David Garway-Heath is clinical research lead for the Moorfields glaucoma service with many research publications in imaging, psychophysics, and tonometry, with an emphasis on the clinical application of technology. He is on the programme committee for the glaucoma section of ARVO, and is glaucoma section editor for several scientific journals and one of our NIHR Senior Investigators.
Ocular surface disease research theme leader: Frank Larkin
Frank Larkin is a consultant surgeon at Moorfields with a clinical and research interest in corneal transplantation and eye banking. He jointly leads a collaborative experimental research team with Professor Robin Ali at the Institute of Ophthalmology and Professor Andrew George at the department of immunology in Imperial College.
Paediatric ophthalmology and inherited eye disease research theme leader: Professor Anthony Moore
Tony Moore is the Duke-Elder Professor of Ophthalmology at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and head of the division of inherited eye disease. He is an honorary consultant ophthalmologist at the Hospital for Children, Great Ormond Street, London and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London where he is director of the paediatric ophthalmology service. His main research interest is in the field of the molecular genetic basis of inherited eye disorders, particularly those that affect the retina. The long-term research aim is to develop novel therapies for inherited retinal dystrophies, a major cause of blindness in children and young adults and one of our NIHR Senior Investigators. For further information, download Anthony Moore's profile (PDF, 540KB).