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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Oculoplastic surgery
- Surgical lacrimal
I have been a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Lincoln County Hospital in Lincoln since 1st December 2007.
My current role is that of a general ophthalmologist with a specialist interest in oculoplastic surgery. I also have an interest in neuro-ophthalmology, graduating with an MD from the University of Leicester in 2009. My thesis investigated ‘Vertical Optokinetic Nystagmus in Adults with and without Parkinson's Disease’
Whilst a trainee I took a year out of the training program to work as a research registrar carrying out research into vertical OKN. I graduated with my MD in July 2009.
Before studying medicine I graduated with an Optometry degree from the University of Bradford, UK and worked as an optometrist in the North of England for two years. Following this I studied medicine at the University of Leicester. I subsequently worked as house officer (HO) for 6 months in the ENT and vascular surgery department and for 6 months in general medicine and the coronary care unit Leicester. As a senior house officer (SHO) I worked as an anatomy demonstrator for 6 months and then subsequently I worked in the A&E, urology and general surgery departments as a surgical trainee. I started my ophthalmology training in 1999.
I have given presentations to numerous international ophthalmology meetings including the USA, Sweden, Switzerland and India
Areas of interest
Cataract Surgery; Entropion surgery; Ectropion surgery; Blepharoplasty surgery; Ptosis surgery; Lacrimal surgery; Peri-ocular skin cancer diagnosis and treatment; Thyroid eye disease investigation and management
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmologist with a subspecialist interest in Oculoplastic Surgery and Neuro-Ophthalmology at the Lincoln County Hospital
Knapp CM et al. Serum Uric Acid Levels in ON. MS; 2004.
Knapp CM et al ONSF: A Five Year Audit. Neuro-Ophthalmology, 2005
Sabri K, Knapp CM et al. The VF-14 and Psychological Impact of Amblyopia and Strabismus. IOVS: 2006.
Knapp CM et al. Horizontal and Vertical Look and Stare OKN Asymmetry in Healthy in Adult Volunteers. IOVS. 2008
Knapp CM et al. Vertical OKN in Parkinson's Disease. Movement Disorders. 2009
Knapp CM, et al. Effect of Distance upon Horizontal and Vertical Look and Stare OKN. J Vision 2009
Knapp CM et al: Orbital Lymphoma. Surgical Atlas of Orbital Surgery, edited by Subrahmanyam Mallajosyula. McGraw-Hill Medical 2009.
Knapp CM et al: Orbital Tumours of Neurological Origin. Surgical Atlas of Orbital Surgery, edited by Subrahmanyam Mallajosyula. McGraw-Hill Medical 2009.
Knapp CM et al. OKN asymmetry in human subjects: a literature review. Strabismus: 2013.
Knapp CM et al. Childhood headaches caused by occult sinusitis, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 1998
Knapp CM et al. A Particularly Resistant Case of Malignant Glaucoma. Eye News. Alcon 2001 Glaucoma Case Study Competition Supplement: 2002
Knapp C et al. Spasm of the Near Reflex associated with a Head Injury. Strabismus. 2002
Knapp CM et al. CRVO associated with Sturge Weber Syndrome. Eye: 2002
Knapp CM et al. SCC of the Eyelid in a Renal Transplant Patient. Eye: 2002
Knapp CM et al. Primary Nonfamilial Ocular Amyloidosis. Eye: 2003.
Knapp CM et al. Benign Recurrent Abducens (6th) Nerve Palsy in Two Children. Strabismus:
Sokwala AP, Knapp C et al. Neurofibromatosis Type II Presenting as Vertical Diplopia. Strabismus: 2004
Knapp CM et al. Endogenous Endophthalmitis Treated with Systemic Ciprofloxacin and Linezolid. Annals of Ophthalmology: 2005
Knapp CM et al. Ophthalmic Pathology of Genotypically Confirmed von Hippel Lindau DiseaseType 1. British Journal of Ophthalmology: 2006.
Shahid FL, Mukherjee R, Knapp C. Cogan's syndrome associated with orbital inflammation. Orbit: 2013.
Neurological Ptosis & Optic Nerve Tumours presented OPAI Mumbai, India, 2010
A Comparison of Look and Stare OKN presented ARVO, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2005.
‘A prospective study of serum uric acid in optic neuritis’ presented EUNOS Gothenburg, Sweden, 2003.
- BSc(Hons) Optometry University of Bradford 1989
- MBChB (Medicine & Surgery) University of Leicester 1996
- MD (Medical Doctorate) University of Leicester 2009
Reference number 4285111
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth)
Member of the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS)
Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)