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UK Retinal Specialists

Where possible, in seeking a referral from your Optician or GP to an Ophthalmologist to discuss your RP (or a possible diagnosis of RP) you should ask to be referred to a retinal specialist.

If as a specialist you would like to be listed, or you know of another consultant who should be listed, please contact the office by emailing info (at) rpfightingblindness.org.uk.


Bradford Royal Infirmary


Dr John Bradbury

Great Ormond Street


Mr Robert Henderson MD FRCOphth
Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist & Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon

Halifax, Calderdale Royal Infirmary


Dr Yvonne D'Souza

Hull, East Yorkshire Eye Hospital


Dr Louise Downey

Leeds, St James' Hospital


Dr Martin McKibbin
St James's University Hospital,
Beckett Street, Leeds,

London, Moorfields Eye Hospital


Prof Michel Michaelides
Prof Andrew Webster

London, St Thomas' Hospital


Mr Moin Mohamed PhD FRCS FRCOphth

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with a long interest in seeing people with RP.

Mr Mohamed gained his PhD working on the molecular genetic basis of retinitis pigmentosa and Leber congenital amaurosis, then held a clinical fellowship at Moorfields under Professor Alan Bird. He provides ophthalmology input for one of only two national clinics for Bardet-Biedl syndrome at Guy's Hospital, with Professor Philip Beales (Genetics) and maintains his research interest by collaborating with Professor Chris Inglehearn (Molecular Geneticist).

This information was provided by Mr Mohamed in June 2011.

Secretarial contact patricia.mead1@gstt.nhs.uk

Manchester, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital



Professor Paul Bishop PhD, FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, CMMCUH NHS Trust
Professor of Ophthalmology and Matrix Biology
Email: paul.bishop@manchester.ac.uk


Manchester, University of Manchester/Manchester Royal Eye Hospital



Prof. Paulo E. Stanga
Professor of Ophthalmology & Retinal Regeneration
University of Manchester
Consultant Ophthalmologist & Vitreoretinal Surgeon
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
Director, Manchester Vision Regeneration (MVR) Lab at NIHR/Wellcome Trust Manchester CRF


Manchester, University of Manchester/Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Professor Graeme Black DPhil FRCOphth
Honorary Consultant in Genetics and Ophthalmology
Genetic Medicine
Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University of Manchester,
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
St Mary's Hospital, Oxford Road,
Manchester, M13 9WL
Tel: 0161 276 6269
Fax: 0161 276 6145
Email: graeme.black@manchester.ac.uk


Manchester, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital


Mr Stephen Charles
Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon MA (Oxon), MD, FRCS (Glas), FRCOphth
Contact telephone numbers:
Private Secretary 07730 714619
NHS secretary 0161 276 5631
Email: stephen.charles@cmft.nhs.uk

Mr Charles is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal surgeon with extensive expertise in the surgical and medical treatments of vitreous and retinal diseases: retinal detachment, diabetic eye disease, and macular problems (eg. macular hole, macular pucker, age-related macular degeneration, including intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy). Trained at Oxford University and the Royal London Hospital, qualifying in 1983. Specialist training in Newcastle, Cambridge (where he completed MD thesis) and Manchester, with extensive sub-specialist training in vitreoretinal surgery. Appointed Consultant in 1997. Has organised internationally recognised Vitreoretinal Fellowship programme at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital since 2000, training surgeons from as far afield as Australia and New Zealand.

Sheffield, Royal Hallamshire Hospital


Mr Nachiketa Acharya MD FRSCEd (Ophth)


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