Mr Wagih Aclimandos


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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)
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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