Dawn Sim

Dawn Sim

Area(s) of specialism / subspecialism: 

Medical Retina

  • Retinal vascular diseases
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Retinal imaging
  • Retinal therapies – laser and intravitreal injections
  • Teleophthalmology

Cataract Surgery

  • Perioperative and surgical management of cataract in medical retinal disease

Year of first medical qualification: 


Location of initial medical training: 

St George’s Hospital, University of London

Further key experience: 

St George’s Hospital University of London; BSc (Hons), MBBS. 1999, 2002
Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London; PhD research in the Diabetic Retinopathy Repair Project. 2011-2014
Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston; Clinical research into teleophthalmology programs using retinal widefield imaging. 2014
Moorfields Eye Hospital; Medical Retina Fellowship. 2014-2015

Date joined Moorfields: 


Membership of professional /national/regional bodies: 

General Medical Council (GMC)
Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth)
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

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

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Full-time, 2015

Other professional achievements: 

  • Alcon Early Career Research Award. ARVO foundation for Eye Research; 2015
  • Patent: Depot Indocyanine Green Dye for visualizating inflammation. UCL Business; 2014
  • European Retinal Panel. Allergan; 2013-2015
  • Gold Sponsorship; Primer Design Ltd; 2012
  • PhD Project Grant. Fight for Sight; 2011-2014
  • Dermot Pierse prize. Royal Society of Medicine; 2009
  • Young Investigator’s Award. Asia ARVO; 2007

Research interests: 

My primary areas of research interests include retinal imaging, teleophthalmology, and the potential use of regenerative medicine in the treatment of diabetic eye disease.

Languages spoken: 

English, Basic Mandarin