Professor Paul Foster

Consultant ophthalmic surgeon



Foster, Paul

Age ranges treated

  • Adults (age 16 and above)

Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • 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
  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons, England (2016)

Current NHS / University Post

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Glaucoma Guidelines Committee (2016)
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists Academic Sub-Committee of Scientific Committee (2016)
  • Theme Leader - Integrative Epidemiology & Visual Function, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
  • Member, Executive Committee - UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
  • Professor of Glaucoma Studies, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (2011)
  • Honorary Consultant, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (2004)
  • Faculty Member, National Biomedical Research Centre for Ophthalmology (Moorfields & UCL: 2007)

Medical training

  • Nottingham University Medical School
  • Oxford Eye Hospital, Oxford, UK
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London

Research interest / experience

  • Epidemiology, genetics and clinical management of angle-closure glaucoma
  • Lifestyle, environment and diet and glaucoma
  • Prevention of angle-closure glaucoma by laser surgery
  • Research into diagnosis and management of glaucoma, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology & Singapore National Eye Centre
  • Listed in The Ophthalmologist Magazine Top 100 Most Influential Ophthalmologists Globally 2014 & 2016
  • Ranked in the Top 25 Eye & Vision Researchers in Europe by the Lab Times Online, Professor Paul Foster was the youngest researcher to be listed with 3,179 citations.
  • Alcon Research Institute Prize 2015
  • Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology 2012
  • Frank Claffy Memorial Lecture & Medal, University of Sydney 2011
  • Visiting Professor, Sun Yat-Sen University & Zhongshan Ophthalmic Centre, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China 2010
  • Ronald Lowe Lecturer and Medal awarded (NAZGIG Australia & New Zealand Glaucoma Interest Group) 2007
  • PhD (2002) from University College London
  • Voted onto the Ophthalmologist Top 100 power list, which recognises the achievements of the top 100 most influential people who have made the biggest impact in the field of ophthalmology

Languages spoken

  • English

Private treatment

Professor Paul Foster also provides private care

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Last updated
14th March 2024