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Robert MacLaren is Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Oxford, Honorary Professor of Ophthalmology at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, Honorary Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, Faculty Member and Founding Theme Leader of the Moorfields-UCL Institute of Ophthalmology Biomedical Research Centre. From 2010-2012 he was also Theme Leader for Brain Research at the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinbugh, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Bodley Fellow of Merton College Oxford.
As a resident in training he received the Moorfields Eye Hospital Gold Medal and Research Prize and subsequently the King James IV Professorship of Surgery, awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (the first eye surgeon ever to hold this title) and the international ARVO/Camras Award for achievements in translating scientific discoveries into clinical practice. In 2015 he was awarded the Euretina Lecture, given annually by a leading retinal specialist in Europe at the annual meeting of the European Retina Society.
Areas of interest
Cataract surgery; Cataracts; Age related macular degeneration (AMD); Eyes; Diabetic retinopathy; Retinal disease / surgery; Visual disorders; Medical retina; Vitreoretinal surgery; Anterior segment surgery (eyes);
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Oxford Eye Hospital and Honorary Consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital
Clinical and laboratory research is dedicated to finding new treatments for blindness, particularly in patients with incurable retinal diseases. Includes developing gene therapy with adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors in the lab and in forthcoming clinical trials.
A clinical research program in artificial vision with bio-genetic and electronic devices. Developing new eye surgery techniques for age-related macular degeneration, cataract and macular hole surgery.
Prior to ophthalmology, Robert was commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps. He saw active service as a Section Commander with 16 Armoured Field Ambulance and latterly served as the Surgeon Major to the Honourable Artillery Company in London. He remains a keen supporter of the military and provides concessions for former service personnel. In 2004 he was awarded the Volunteer Reserve Service Medal (VR).
European Association for Vision and Eye Research keynote lecture (2016)
RP Scientist of the Year (2015)
The Euretina Lecture (2014)
Euretina Innovation Award (2014)
The Jessie Mole Lecture (2014)
ARVO Camras Award (2013)
Percival Hay Lecture and Medal (2010)
MRC Neurosciences Board Showcase Exhibition (2008)
King James IV Professorship of Surgery (2007)
Founder’s Cup and Medal, Oxford Ophthalmological Congress (2005)
Moorfields Eye Hospital Research Prize and Gold Medal (2005)
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Visual Acuity after Retinal Gene Therapy for Choroideremia.
Edwards TL. et al, (2016), N Engl J Med, 374, 1996 - 1998
Rescue of the Stargardt phenotype in Abca4 knockout mice through inhibition of vitamin A dimerization.
Charbel Issa P. et al, (2015), Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 112, 8415 - 8420
Retinal gene therapy in patients with choroideremia: initial findings from a phase 1/2 clinical trial.
MacLaren RE. et al, (2014), Lancet, 383, 1129 - 1137
Reversal of end-stage retinal degeneration and restoration of visual function by photoreceptor transplantation.
Singh MS. et al, (2013), Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 110, 1101 - 1106
Retinal repair by transplantation of photoreceptor precursors.
MacLaren RE. et al, (2006), Nature, 444, 203 - 207
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