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Wagih Aclimandos MB BCh FRCS FRCOphth DO FEBO



Biography: Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon King’s College Hospital – London – since 1992
Lead Clinician for Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus services at king’s College and University Hospital Lewisham – London – UK


National & International Roles and Experience:
- Executive member and Treasurer of the Societee d'Ophthalmologie Eurpeenne (SOE)
- Vice-President “Union Européenne de Médecins Spécialistes” (UEMS) Ophth- Elected 2014
- President European Board of Ophthalmology (EBO) - 2011-13
- Chairman of the EBO Residency Review Committee – 2009-2010
- President Ophthalmology section of the Royal Society of Medicine - 2008-10
- Elected Honorary Member of the Union of Bulgarian Ophthalmologists – since 2011
- Chairman of the Consultant Committee at King’s College Hospital - 2010 – 12
- Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) at The Blackheath Hospital - 2002-12
- President Southern Ophthalmological Society (SOS) - 2007
- Council member Ophthalmology section of the Royal Society of Medicine – since 1997
- Lead Clinician for Ophthalmology King’s College Hospital - 2006-10

Advisory Roles:
- Ophthalmology Adviser to BMI – Consultants Reference Group - since 2013
- Ophthalmology Adviser to the Royal London Society for Blind People RLSB – since 2013
- Ophthalmology adviser to The Swinfen Telemedicine Charitable Foundation - since 2008

Royal College of Ophthalmologists past and present roles:
- South-East Regional representative on Council of the RCOphth 2007- 2013
- Chairman European sub-committee - since 2012
- Member of the RCOphth Examination and Professional Standards Committees - 2007-13
- Member of the RCOphth Paediatric, International and European Sub-Committees
- Council member on the Lay Advisory Group of the RCOphth (2010-13)
- RCOphth representative on NSPCC
- RCOphth UK representative on the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), the “Union Européenne de Médecins Spécialistes” (UEMS), the European Board of Ophthalmology (EBO) and the Société Européenne d’Ophtalmologie (SOE)
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Examiner Roles:
- Examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists – since 1998
- Examiner for the EBOD - since 2007
- SE Thames Regional study day organiser - since 2002
- EBO Curriculum Committee - 2007-2010

Publications & Editing:
- Forty two Peer-reviewed publications
- Over 100 Presentations at National and International meetings
- I have co-edited the latest Editions of the following volumes of the American Academy of Ophthalmology AAO BCSC series:
“ Fundamentals of Ophthalmology”
“ Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus”
“ Basic Principles of Ophthalmic Surgery”
“ Basic Techniques of Ophthalmic Surgery”
- Kanski – Clinical Ophthalmology (3rd Edition) - Strabismus & Paediatric Ophth chapters


Education & Training:
- “Collège de la Sainte Famille” – French Jesuit School – Cairo, Egypt – 1957- 1970
- Ein-Shams Medical School – Cairo, Egypt – 1970 – 1976
- Pre-registration Training – Cairo, Egypt – 1076 -77
- Compulsory Military Service – Egypt – 1978 -79
- Ophthalmic SHO at Central Middlesex Hospital and King’s College Hospital (London); Registrar at Queen’s Medical Centre (Nottingham), Resident Medical Officer at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Joint Senior Registrar at King’s College, Moorfields and The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (London) – 1981-1991

Areas of interest

Paediatric ophthalmology; Cataract; Strabismus ('squint'); Corneal Diseases, Eye - external disorders; Glaucoma

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