Professor Paul Foster

Paul Foster

Consultant telephone: 

020 7566 2256

Area(s) of specialism / subspecialism: 


Year of first medical qualification: 


Location of initial medical training: 

Nottingham University Medical School

Further key experience: 

Research into diagnosis and management of glaucoma, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology & Singapore National Eye Centre
PhD (2002) from University College London

Date joined Moorfields: 


Membership of professional /national/regional bodies: 

Council member, International Society of Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Member, advisory board, World Glaucoma Association
Commissioning editor: Journal of Glaucoma, British Medical Bulletin
Editorial board member: Ophthalmic Epidemiology, Current Eye Research, Asian Journal of Ophthalmology
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
Fellow, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London

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

Professor of glaucoma studies, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (2011)
Honorary consultant, Moorfields Eye Hospital (2004)
Faculty member, National Biomedical Research Centre for Ophthalmology (Moorfields & UCL: 2007)

Other professional achievements: 

Claffy medal, University of New South Wales (2012)
Ron Lowe Medal, Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Society (2007).
Elected member, Glaucoma Research Society (2002)
Moorfields Eye Hospital research gold medal (2002)
Author of more than 135 scientific papers and 18 book chapters on eye disease

Research interests: 

Epidemiology, genetics and clinical management of angle-closure glaucoma
Lifestyle, environment and diet and glaucoma
Prevention of angle-closure glaucoma by laser surgery

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