Mr Pearce is Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon St Paul’s Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital providing specialist services for AMD, Vitreo-Retinal surgery (including macular hole, vitreomacular traction and epiretinal membranes), Diabetic Eye Disease, Uveitis and Cataract surgery.
Since 1993, Mr Pearce has been involved in clinical research to deliver the highest quality care to patients with retinal disease. He has been principal/chief investigator for numerous international and national trials of novel treatments and therapies such as intravitreal injections of Ozurdex, Lucentis, Avastin and Ocriplasmin (Jetrea) and surgical management of AMD involving radiotherapy.
He is President of the Ophthalmic Imaging Association and member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Scientific Committee. He has been Specialist Clinical Expert Advisor to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) appraisals of new technologies including Lucentis, Ozurdex , Ocriplasmin (Jetrea) and intraocular radiotherapy.
As well as delivering numerous invited international and national lectures Mr Pearce has authored 3 National Guidelines, 2 Book Chapters ( Evidenced-based Management of Diabetes, Complications of Vitreo-retinal Surgery) and over 45 publications. He has trained many UK and international retinal specialists through St Paul’s Eye Unit fellowship programmes, is Regional Advisor for Ophthalmology to Mersey Training Deanery and examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
Mr Pearce’s clinical work at the forefront of management of retinal disease has been highlighted by several articles by Sky News, BBC and Daily Mail ( hyperlinks below)