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Clare Bailey, MD FRCP FRCOphth, has been a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Bristol Eye Hospital since 2001, and specialises in cataract surgery and retinal disorders.
Her medical training was at Cambridge and Oxford universities. She undertook training in general medicine prior to specialising in ophthalmology, obtaining the MRCP, and subsequently the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP). Her ophthalmology training was in Bristol, St Thomas' hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.
She undertook an MD thesis as well as a sub-speciality fellowship in the field of retinal disorders. She has been the lead of the Clinical Research Unit at Bristol Eye Hospital since 2012, has published very widely in the field of retinal and macular disorders, and regularly lectures, both nationally and internationally. She is an honorary senior clinical tutor at the University of Bristol, and has previously won the Macula Society 'Best Practitioner of the Year' award.
Miss Bailey is a very experienced cataract surgeon, and has trained many ophthalmologists in cataract surgery since 2001. She is Section Editor of the ophthalmic journal EYE, has been a trustee of the ophthalmology charity NERC for several years, and now sits on their scientific committee.
Areas of interest
Retinal diseases including macular degeneration (wet and dry), diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, myopia, retinal vein occlusion;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmologist Bristol Eye Hospital
Retinal disorders, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, myopia
Tennis, cycling, music
Previous winner of the Macula society Best Practitioner of the year
Published widely with over 70 peer reviewed publications in a range of international ophthalmic journals
- BM BCh Oxford University 1988
- MA Cambridge University 1988
- MD Bristol University 1997
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians 1991
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 1993
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2013
Reference number 3301182
Details of entry to specialist register
- Ophthalmology, 2001
Affiliations / memberships
- Nuffield Hospital Bristol
- 10:30 - 13:30
- 0117 906 4671
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