Professor Sir Peng Khaw

Consultant ophthalmic surgeon



Peng, Khaw

Age ranges treated

  • Adults (age 16 and above)
  • Children (age 0-15)

Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Honorary Fellowship, Royal College Ophthalmologists (Highest Honour), 2021
  • Doctor of Science, Anglia Ruskin University (Honorary Award), 2014
  • Fellow, College of Optometrists (Honorary Award), 2011
  • President Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 2012-13
  • Gold Fellow, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, USA, 2010
  • NIHR Senior Investigator (one of 200 in UK), 2008 & 2013
  • Fellow, Royal College of Pathologists, 2002
  • Fellow, Academy of Medical Sciences, 2002
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Biology, 2000
  • Fellow, Royal College Physicians London, 1999
  • Fellow, Royal College Surgeons England, 1996
  • Doctor of Philosophy Cell & Molecular Biology of Healing (University of London), 1994
  • Fellow, Royal College Ophthalmologists, UK, 1989
  • Fellow, Royal College Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow, 1985
  • Diploma Ophthalmology, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1985
  • Member, Royal College Physicians, UK, 1983
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Southampton University, 1975 - 1980

Current NHS / University Post

  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Professor of Glaucoma and Ocular healing, University College London
  • Co-Director, UK National Institute for Health Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Medical training

  • Southampton University Medical School
  • Southampton Group Hospitals (General Medicine MRCP)
  • Southampton Eye Hospital (Ophthalmology FRCS FRCOphth)
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Ophthalmology)
  • UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and University of Florida (PhD)

Research interest / experience

  • Glaucoma surgery techniques, new anti-scarring agents, stem cell therapy, tissue regeneration
  • Proposed 10 10 10 target for glaucoma surgery (10mmHg 10 years 10 minute operation)
  • Energy theory of Glaucoma (with Geoff Raisman Ying Li) and Muller Stem Cell with Astrid Limb (Moorfields UCLIO (MIO-M1) developing for optic nerve rescue
  • Fellow in adult and paediatric glaucoma 1989-1994, concurrent with PhD in ocular wound healing and developing advanced therapies to prevent scarring.
  • 600 publications papers chapters and books.
  • Large tertiary referral experience for surgery in complex adult and paediatric glaucoma in the UK.
  • Developed several new treatments and surgical techniques from discoveries in the laboratory, which are now used around the world, including the Moorfields Safer Surgery System for glaucoma, increasing effectiveness and safety.
  • Founder Director and current Co-Director, National Institute of Health Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.
  • Supervised 42 PhD and 11 MD theses – 10 of whom are now Professors.
  • Raised over £150 million for research and buildings, including funding for the world’s largest children’s eye hospital (The Richard Desmond Children’s Eye Hospital) and the NIHR Clinical Research Centre
  • Sunday Times List of Britain’s top doctors.
  • 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.
  • Ophthalmologist inaugural Hall of Fame 10: view the profile.

Languages spoken

  • English

Private treatment

Professor Sir Peng Khaw also provides private care

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Last updated
14th March 2024