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Michel Michaelides is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital in the departments of Medical Retina, Inherited Eye Disease and Paediatric Ophthalmology; and is a Department of Health funded Professor of Ophthalmology at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. He is a recipient of a career development award from the Foundation Fighting Blindness (USA) – an award which is rarely given to non-US applicants; and has gained membership of the highly prestigious Macula Society in the USA.
He has undertaken a medical retina and genetics clinical fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital, and a combined ophthalmic genetics and paediatric ophthalmology clinical and research fellowship at the internationally renowned Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA.
He undertook a period of dedicated research (2002-2004), with his doctoral thesis entitled: ‘Cone and Central Receptor Dystrophies – A Clinical and Molecular Genetic Investigation’.
His clinical and research interests include diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration and inherited eye disease in adults and children; with over 90 peer-reviewed publications and 14 co-authored book chapters. He collaborates closely with Professors Robin Ali and James Bainbridge in the UK and Professors Joe Carroll and Richard Weleber in the USA, culminating in multiple publications and presentations relating to both acquired and inherited retinal disease and the development of new treatments. He is actively involved in retinal clinical trials investigating novel and established therapies, being a principal investigator in 6 on-going clinical trials.
Areas of interest
Medical Retina (including diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions, and age-related macular degeneration).
Expertise in the use of Lucentis, Avastin and Eylea for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease; and Photodynamic therapy (PDT) for selected retinal disorders including central serous retinopathy.
Inherited Eye Disease in adults and children (including Retinitis Pigmentosa, Stargardt macular dystrophy, Leber Congenital Amaurosis, Macular Dystrophies, Cone-Rod and Cone Dystrophies).
General Ophthalmology (including red eye).
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital
Professor of Ophthalmology, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
New treatments for retinal disease including diabetic retinopathy and genetic eye disease such Retinitis Pigmentosa and Stargardt disease.
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Elected to The Macula Society (2013)
Foundation Fighting Blindness (USA) Career Development Award (2011)
International Guest Scholar, American College of Surgeons (2010)
Department of Health/HEFCE ‘New Blood’ Senior Lectureship Award (2010)
Senior Resident, Moorfields Eye Hospital (2007)
(Additional) Languages spoken
Over 125 peer-reviewed publications
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- BSc Kings College London 1994
- MB BS Kings College London 1997
- MRCOphth Royal College Ophthalmologists 2001
- MD(Res) University College London 2004
- FRCOphth Royal College Ophthalmologists 2008
- FACS American College of Surgeons 2012
- Ocular Genetics, Medical Retina and Paediatric Ophthalmology Fellowships Casey Eye Institute, Portland, Oregon, USA 2009
- Medical Retina Fellowship Moorfields Eye Hospital 2008
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Affiliations / memberships
Elected to The Macula Society (2013)
Fellow, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member, Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology
Member, European Society of Retina Specialists
Member, European Paediatric Ophthalmological Society
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