Ms Sharon Heng

Consultant ophthalmic surgeon



Heng, Sharon

Age ranges treated

  • Adults (age 16 and above)

Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • MBBS, PhD, FRCOphth, FHEA

Current NHS / University Post

  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in Moorfields NHS Foundation Trust
  • Clinical Lead, Medical Retina Digital Clinics
  • Clinical Lead, Diabetic Retinopathy Screening, Northwest London , Ealing
  • Clinical Lecturer (Hon), Institute of Ophthalmology, UCL

Medical training

  • Clinical Research Fellow in Moorfields
  • Vitreoretina department, Addenbrookes Hospital
  • Severn Dearnery for Ophthalmology Training
  • Advanced Uveitis and Medical Retina Advanced Specialty Training
  • Second fellowship in Medical Retina and Uveitis in Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Research interest / experience

  • Retina Lasers: Ms Heng's PhD was on preventative therapy in Age Related Macular Degeneration- 'The use of the nanosecond laser technology to retard the onset of age related macular degeneration'. Her PhD is often used as a teaching guide for the pathophysiology of lasers.
  • Treatment in Diabetic Macular Oedema and Age Related Macular Degeneration: Ms Heng is involved in numerous phase II/III clinical trials in medical retina diseases (AMD and Diabetic Retinopathy) including OZLASE, TENAYA, RHINE studies. These studies investigated new treatment or protocols fo Diabetic macular oedema and AMD.
  • Digital Medicine: Ms Heng has keen interest in improving clinical governance within the digital medicine.  She is also chief investigator of a health inequality study to determine barriers and acceptability of digital clinics. 
  • View Ms Heng's research papers on PubMed

Advisory Boards

  • Co-editor on the Inspire teaching platform for medical retina (Royal College of Ophthalmologist)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Eye 

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese dialect
  • Hokkien dialect

Private treatment

Ms Sharon Heng also provides private care

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Last updated
14th March 2024