Professor Ian Pearce

Professor Ian Pearce

Consultant Ophthalmologist / Vitreo Retinal Surgeon


Specialises in

  • Cataract removal
  • Glaucoma
  • Retinal detachment surgery
  • Retinal vein occlusion

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I am a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon at St Paul's Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital providing specialist services.

I see patients for a range of conditions and treatments including but not limited to, cataract surgery, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration and vitreo-retinal surgery.

I am a director of the Clinical Eye Research Centre at St Paul's Eye Unit, allowing access for patients to cutting edge treatment through local, national and international Phase II/III trials. I am honorary professor with the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of Liverpool and been principal/chief investigator for numerous international and national trials of novel treatments and therapies.


General Medical Council Number: C3493104

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Ian Pearce at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Epiretinal membrane peeling
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Uveitis

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Retinal disease
Vitreo-retinal surgery

Bsc / University of Liverpool / 1987
Bachelor of Science

MB ChB / University of Liverpool Medical School / 1990
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCOphth / Royal College of Ophthalmologists (UK) / 1994
Fellowship - The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Professional memberships

British Medical Association - Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists (UK)

Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) Professional Standards Committee

Professional leadership

Chair of the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens TSE Ophthalmic Sub-group
Examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. Fellowship exams
Mersey Deanery Programme Director for Medical Ophthalmology
Nominated Specialist Clinical Expert Advisor to NICE for the appraisal of novel technologies including Lucentis, Eylea, Ozurdex , Ocriplasmin (Jetrea) and intraocular radiotherapy
Past-President of Ophthalmic Imaging Association (UK)
RCOPHTH representative to the DVLA Visual Standards Panel
Regional Advisor for Ophthalmology to Mersey Training Deanery (2011-2018)
Treasurer Medical Ophthalmology Society of UK
Vice-Chair Specialist Advisory Committee for Medical Ophthalmology

Telephone 0151 522 1881
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