I am a consultant ophthalmic surgeon. Previously, I have been the clinical lead for the Medical Retina Service at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital as well as the audit lead, clinical service lead and clinical governance lead.As well as general ophthalmology, I have a sub specialty interest in diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration and vascular diseases of the eye. I have also conducted regional and national multidisciplinary clinics dealing with inherited retinal conditions and their systemic manifestations.I am a past president and secretary of the Midland Ophthalmological Society. I am also one of the founders and organisers of the international Pantheo/MOS conference held each year in Cyprus which delivers education and instruction to the local ophthalmic community. In addition I am actively involved in the Royal College of Ophthalmologists as undergraduate representative.I am recognised national and international speaker and has lectured and published extensively on retinal disorders including diabetic eye disease, retinal vascular occlusion and macular degeneration.One of my main research interests is the role of social deprivation on visual loss in blinding medical retinal disorders and strategies for prevention and treatment.To this end I have facilitated patient and public involvement by running low vision awareness days for the community and I am actively involved in local eye charities. I have also developed a diabetic eye disease “passport” that can assist patients to keep a record of their eye condition and therefore ensure a more holistic approach to care.