James Acheson

James Acheson

Consultant telephone: 

020 7566 2346

Area(s) of specialism / subspecialism: 

Children's eye conditions
Eye squint (strabismus) in adults
Eye squint (strabismus) in children
Strabismus/squint surgery

Year of first medical qualification: 


Location of initial medical training: 

Southampton University

Further key experience: 

Fellowship with Michael Sanders, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK, 1991        

Date joined Moorfields: 


Membership of professional /national/regional bodies: 

Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth)
Royal College of Physicians (MRCP)
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
British Eye Study Group (1994-2004)
British Isles Neuro-Ophthalmology Club        

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

Joint consultant neuro-ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London. 1999        

Other professional achievements: 

Consultant ophthalmologist, St.Mary’s and Western Eye Hospitals, London 1992 -1999.
Author of textbook ‘Common Problems in Neuro-Ophthalmology’ published 1997; guest editor of Neuro-Ophthalmology chapters in Current Opinion in Neurology 2009 and 2010 and over 60 peer reviewed original scientific articles.

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