Consultant Profile

Mr Ian Pearce

Practicing at:
Spire Liverpool Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Diabetic eye disease
    • Macular degeneration
    • Vitreo-retinal surgery
Special clinical interests:

Small Incision cataract surgery

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) – One Stop Diagnosis/Treatment Clinic

Diabetic eye disease - One Stop Diagnosis/Treatment Clinic

Retinal vein Occlusion - One Stop Diagnosis/Treatment Clinic

Macular hole and Retinal surgery

Intravitreal injections (Ozurdex, Lucentis, Avastin, Ocriplasmin – Jetrea).

Research interests:

Diagnosis and novel treatment for retinal diseases including AMD, Diabetic eye disease, Retinal vein occlusion and Uveitis

Principal/Chief investigator on numerous international studies

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Ophthalmologist / VitreoRetinal Surgeon St Paul’s Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists (UK)

President of Ophthalmic Imaging Association (UK)

Executive Board Member Foundation for Prevention of Blindness Charity

Vice-Chair Specialist Advisory Committee for Medical Ophthalmology

British Medical Association

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
08444 990 617
Private secretary:
Suzanne Coslett
Private secretary telephone number:
0151 522 1859
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

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)

Personal profile:

Mr Pearce qualified from Liverpool Medical School in 1990 and trained at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and St Jame’s Hospital in Leeds before returning and being appointed as Consultant Ophthalmologist at St Paul’s Eye Unit in 2001.

His main interest outside of medicine is his family. He is married with 3 children and continually tries against the perils of modern media to encourage a love of outdoor pursuits and cycling. As well as the intermittent football trick he enjoys enlightening them with an eclectic mix of music from Andrea Bocelli and the Buzzcocks through to the Zutons.

Recommended links:

Mr Pearce is a member of The Liverpool Eye Clinic based at One Penny Lane Clinic.

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Mr Ian Pearce

Mr Ian Pearce Ophthalmology Consultant, Liverpool, private hospital specialist.

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