Mr Clive Peckar

Consultant Ophthalmologist


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Mr Peckar has been a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon since September 1983, specialising in ophthalmic surgery of the front of the eye which he teaches internationally.

He trained at St Thomas’ Hospital, London where he won the Hudson Prize in Ophthalmology (1971) and was Research Senior Registrar at Oxford University, being awarded an MSc degree in 1983. He was an examiner for FRCS and MRCS at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, 1997-2003.

Mr Peckar received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award in May 2010. He also received the Gold Achievement Award from the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (UKISCRS), in 2010, in recognition of distinguished service.

In 2011 he was awarded the Pearce Medal from UKISCRS and in 2016 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his glaucoma surgery work.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Clive Peckar at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Premium cataract/lens surgery service, for monovision, since 1984, using Toric Intraocular Lenses where indicated allowing the majority of patients’ to not wear glasses most of the time
  • Premium glaucoma service with Schlemm’s Canal Glaucoma Surgery, since 1997 (Enhanced viscocanalostomy and canaloplasty)
  • Pinguecula, corneal endothelium

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Glaucoma treatment
Corneal and external eye disease

LRCP / London / 1971
Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London

MRCS / England / 1971
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

DO / London / 1974
Diploma of Ophthalmology from the Royal College of Physicians of London and the Royal College of Surgeons of England

FRCS / England / 1979
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

MSc / Oxford / 1983
Master of Science from Oxford University

FRCOphth / England / 1989
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

FRCSEd / Edinburgh / 2000
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Professional memberships

United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

American Academy of Ophthalmology

Professional leadership

Director of the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons since 2001
Honorary Professor in Ophthalmology at Harbin Medical University, China, since 2002

Pterygium, diabetic retinopathy, ophthalmic lasers, endothelial specular microscopy and quantification, 3-Dimensional video for teaching microsurgery, cataract surgery, ophthalmic imaging, The Warrington Model of Primary Care, surgical skill transfer in multistation ‘wet-labs’, non-penetrating glaucoma surgery, viscocanalostomy, canaloplasty and schlemm’s canal surgery.

He was an associate editor of the European Journal of Implant and Refractive Surgery, 1990-1995 after which he was appointed medical editor of EuroTimes, a publication by the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), with a monthly worldwide distribution of 41,000 copies, from 1995 to 2016.


Chapter Four: ‘Extracapsular Techniques’ in: ‘A Colour Atlas of Lens Implantation’. Editor: S P B Percival. Wolfe 1991
December 1991

Part of Chapter 18: ‘The Use of Intracapsular Rings in Cataract Surgery in Complicated Cases’. Editors: L. Buratto, R. C. Osher and S. Masket: Slack 2000.
June 2000

Viscocanalostomy’, in ‘Advances in Ophthalmology I’ Editors: A. Garg, S. Pandey, V. Sharma and D. Apple, Jaypee 2003.
June 2003

List of publications

Independent consultant ophthalmic surgeon

Mr Peckar lives in Appleton, Cheshire, where he cycles cross-country daily.

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