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Mr Jonathan Clarke is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, specialising in glaucoma and cataract. He is currently the research lead for industry initiated pharmaceutical studies in the glaucoma department and is principle investigator for several ongoing studies.
Mr Clarke studied as an undergraduate at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. He trained in London, Windsor and Southampton and his higher surgical training was undertaken as a Fellow in the Glaucoma Service at Moorfields Eye Hospital.
He sees patients at Moorfields at Mile End Hospital, where he is Clinical Lead and at the City site.
His major research interests include assessments of visual function in glaucoma and wound healing after glaucoma surgery with improved surgical outcomes. He is a member of the Secretary of State for Transport’s Honorary Medical Advisory Panel on Driving and Visual Disorders and an expert committee member of the Glaucoma section of the European Vision Institute Clinical Research Network. Following a two year period of an MRC funded Clinical Research Fellow at the Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital where he completed his MD thesis on wound healing after glaucoma surgery.
Areas of interest
Glaucoma diagnosis and treatment; trabeculectomy; glaucoma drainage devices; Baerveldt tubes; Ahmed tubes; laser iridotomy, selective laser trabeculoplasty; phacoemusification with intraocular lens implant; general ophthalmology; eye disease diagnosis
Current NHS consultant posts held
Moorfields Eye Hospital
Glaucoma Surgical Outcomes
Wound healing after glaucoma surgery
Clinical trials in new glaucoma treatments
Medical School prizes
The Wellcome Trust Students Elective Prize for elective project design
British Medical and Dental Students’ Trust Elective Award
Ophthalmology Prize Ester C. Seifert Paediatric Prize
(Additional) Languages spoken
Wells AP, Crowston JG, Marks J, Kirwan JF, Smith G, Clarke JCK, et al. A Pilot Study Of A System For Grading Of Drainage Blebs After Glaucoma Surgery. J Glaucoma. 2004 Dec;13(6):454-60.
Husain R, Clarke JC, Seah SK, Khaw PT. A review of trabeculectomy in East Asian people-the influence of race. Eye (2005) 19, 243-252.
JCK Clarke, CD Sangermani, R Husain, PT Khaw. Glaucoma: surgical treatments and anti-scarring strategies. Postgraduate Doctor, Vol 27 no1: 243-53. Feb 2005.
Jones E, Clarke JC, Khaw PTK. Recent advances in trabeculectomy techniques. Curr Opin Ophthalmol 2005, 16: 107-113.
Clarke JC, Marks J, Garway-Heath DG. Progression. Section within Chapter 2: Optic nerve head photography. Optic Nerve Head and Retinal Nerve Fibre Analysis. ISBN 88-87434-30-1. 2005.
Clarke JCK, Clare G, Khaw PT. The Glaucomas. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 2005, Vol 66 no 12: 664-670.
Khaw PT, Clarke JCK, Dahlmann A. Simple statergies to improve the safety of trabeculectomy: The Moorfields Safer Surgery System. Chapter in: Eye on the Bayou, New Concepts in Glaucoma, Cataract and Neuro-Ophthalmology. Pages195-206. ISBN 10: 90-6299-209-9 ISBN 13: 978-90-6299-209-6. 2006.
Clarke JCK, Schlottmann PG. Mitomycin C versus 5-Fluorouracil for wound healing in glaucoma surgery. (Protocol) Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD006259. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006259.
Clarke JCK and Khaw PT. Ophthalmology. Chapter in the Textbook of Clinical Trials, 2nd Edition. Editors: Machin D, Day S and Green S. Pages: 319-332. ISBN-13: 978-0-470-01014-3. 2006.
Khaw PT and Clarke JCK. Maximising The Success of Trabeculectomy: The Moorfields Safer Surgery System. Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology, 2008, Vol 22 no 2: p139-48.
Clarke JCK, Boodhna T, Khaw PT. The role of surgical intervention in reducing costs. Glaucoma Today, Early Spring 2011; 55-57.
Khan S, Clarke J and Kotecha A, Comparison of optometrist glaucoma referrals against published guidelines. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 2012 Vol 32 (6) 472-477.
Khan S, Clarke J, Kotecha A. Authors’ reply. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2013;33(1):67.
Kotecha A, Clarke J. Authors’ reply. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2013;33(1):68-9.Authors’ reply. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2013 Jan;33(1):68-9.
Aazim A Siddiqui, Jonathan C Clarke and Andrzej Grzybowski. William John Adie: the man behind the syndrome. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology. 2014
- BSc (Hons) Upper second class, Intercalated in Biochemistry with Medical Science University of London 1993
- MB BS University of London 1996
- Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2010
- Doctorate of Medicine Institute of Ophthalmology, London 2010
Reference number 4311393
Details of entry to specialist register
- Ophthalmology specialist register, 2010
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