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About myself

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Retinal Specialist at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust

Lead Clinician of Macular Services at University Hospital Coventry

Lead Clinician of the Macular Unit at the Hospital of St. Cross, Rugby

Clinical Lead of the CLRN, Comprehensive Local Research Network of Ophthalmology for West Midlands (South)

Leading the Team at the Macular Unit

My practice

General ophthalmology

Micro-incision cataract surgery

Retinal and Macular Diseases e.g. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Retinal Vein Occlusions, Diabetic Eye Disease, Central Serous Retinopathy, Eye Inflammation (Uveitis).

In the Operating Theatre

Professional Memberships

GMC Full registration No. 3210752 since 9th February 1988

Specialist Register for Ophthalmology, UK since 19th November 1999

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Ophth), May 1999, Roll N. 25374

Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists of England, Membership No. 25347

Member of the British Medical Association, 6993505

Member of the Medical Defence Union, 226023D

Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 14976

Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 428406

Member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 62331


My medical education and past experience

Hons Medical Degree in 1986 and then Ophthalmology Specialist Certificate, both in Italy, University of Bari

Moorfields Eye Hospital and St Thomas's Hospital, London, Medical Retina clinical and research fellowships (two years) and then at University of Rome "La Sapienza"

1995, returned to the UK as a Specialist Registrar at Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham

1999, Royal College of Surgeons (Ophthalmology) Fellowship in Edinburgh

2000, visited several American Universities to consolidated my retinal specialist knowledge

2000, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham

2001, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at UHCW NHS Trust

Clinical Director of Ophthalmology at UHCW from Jan 2010 to May 2012

At Duke's University, North Carolina

Key Developments

First Retinal/Macular Scanner - OCT Stratus in the UK in 2003

One of 45 UK Specialist AMD and PDT centres in 2004 (UHCW)

Development of multimodality diagnostic imaging for retinal and macular diseases

Clinical trials on retinal and macular diseases

The Macular Unit at the Hospital of St Cross, Rugby (UHCW) This is a £2,000,000 purpose built high-tech unit, opened in 2011, where a highly trained and motivated team delivers retinal research and an acclaimed retinal diagnostic and treatment service. Treatments include Lucentis, Avastin, intravitreal steroid implants such as Ozurdex, Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and laser

Nominated for the Macular Disease Society excellence national award in 2011/2012.

Macular Unit Opening Ceremony with Local Authorities

Personal Interests


Sea Kayaking



At the Helm ... Not just at work


Microincision Cataract Surgery for faster recovery and reduced infection risk

Minimise the wearing of spectacles after cataract surgery

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Diabetic Macular Oedema & Retinopathy

Retinal Vein Occlusions

Central Serous Retinopathy

Range of Retinal Treatments:

  • Lucentis (Ranibizumab)
  • Avastin (Bevacizumab)
  • Eylea (Aflibercept)
  • Ozurdex steroid implants
  • PDT (Photodynamic Therapy)
  • Laser

Inflammation of the eye (Uveitis)

General Eye Problems

Eye Research

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