Lyndon Da Cruz

Lyndon Da Cruz

NHS secretary: 

Hilary Newman

Consultant telephone: 

020 7566 2251

Area(s) of specialism / subspecialism: 

Diabetic retinopathy
Macular regeneration
Medical retina – diabetes and age-related macular degeneration
Surgical retina – diabetes, retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane and macular translocation

Year of first medical qualification: 


Location of initial medical training: 

Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia

Further key experience: 

Vitreoretinal surgical fellow, Royal Perth Hospital
Vitreoretinal surgical fellow, Moorfields Eye Hospital
Medical retinal fellow, Moorfields Eye Hospital
PhD – retinal gene therapy, Perth, Western Australia

Date joined Moorfields: 


Membership of professional /national/regional bodies: 

Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists
Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Australia
Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London UK
Member, Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Current NHS/university posts, whether full/part time, and starting year: 

Consultant ophthalmic surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital
Honorary consultant ophthalmic surgeon, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Honorary senior lecturer, Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London

Other professional achievements: 

Howard Florey fellow, The Royal Society, UK 2000
Menzies scholar, Australia, 2000
Grant reviewer, Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia

Research interests: 

Artificial retina (bionic eye)
Cell transplantation for macular and retinal dystrophies
Translocation surgery for age-related macular degeneration
Gene therapy for inherited retinal dystrophies

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