Mrs  Maria Tsimpida

Mrs Maria Tsimpida

Paediatric Ophthalmology Consultant

MD,PhD, MRCOphth

"Spire is a very organised hospital with high standard facilities and very experienced personnel with the aim to provide high-quality patient care."

Specialises in

I have been a Paediatric Ophthalmology Consultant for the last seven years. I can manage any eye condition in children from birth until 16 years of age.

I specialise in Paediatric Ophthalmology Surgery with specific interest in squints, eyelid lesions removal and treatment of watery eyes. I am also performing refraction (determination of glasses or contact lenses prescription) and treating amblyopia (lazy eye).

I have performed around 500 squint operations, around 600 nasolacrimal duct probings and over 650 eyelid cyst removals.

I am the lead of the Paediatric Ophthalmology Department in two busy hospitals in East London (Whipps Cross University Hospital and Newham University Hospital) and I am also working at The Royal London Hospital, which is a major trauma centre. Being a consultant in three major London teaching hospitals has given me a high degree of experience to deal with a wide range of paediatric ophthalmology conditions.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mrs Maria Tsimpida at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Any eye condition affecting children under the age of 16
  • Lazy eye (amblyopia)
  • Squints (ocular misalignment)
  • Watery eyes

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Additional information

Lacrimal disorders
Paediatric ophthalmology
Squint surgery

BS / University of Ioannina, Greece / 1998
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

MD / University of Athens. School of Medicine. / 2004
Medical doctor degree

PhD / University of Athens, Medical School / 2006
PhD dissertation in Molecular Biology

Fellowship in Ocular Oncology / London, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust / 2011
Fellowship in Ocular Oncology

Fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology / London, The Royal London Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital / 2012
Fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Professional memberships

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

American Academy of Ophthalmology

Professional leadership

Lead of the Paediatric Ophthalmology Department at Whipps Cross University Hospital and Newham University Hospital.
Clinical Lead for Ophthalmology at Newham University Hospital

Book chapter entitled: ˝ Enucleation in Retinoblastoma ˝ in ˝ Retinoblastoma˝ Editors: Aparna  Ramasubramanian,  Carol Shields, Jaypee-Highlights publication.


”Genetic variations of the endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase gene are related to increased levels of C-reactive protein and macrophage colony stimulating factor in patients with coronary artery disease.”
Oct 2006

“Acute syphilitic posterior placoid chorioretinitis in late latent syphilis.” International Journal of STD and AIDS
Feb 2009

˝Protocol guided management of paediatric periorbital cellulitis: an audit of multidisciplinary care˝
Jun 2011

˝Conjunctival melanocytic lesions˝, Optometry today
Apr 2011

˝Plaque radiotherapy treatment with Ruthenium-106 for iris malignant melanoma˝, Eye (London)
Dec 2011

˝Delayed diagnosis of occult ocular juvenile xanthogranuloma mimicking non-accidental injury.˝, Eye (London)
Jul 2013

˝Visual outcomes following intra- ophthalmic artery melphalan for patients with refractory retinoblastoma and age appropriate vision.˝
Nov 2013

˝Prospective study of sentinel lymph node biopsy for conjunctival melanoma.˝
Dec 2013

˝Mesectodermal leiomyoma of the ciliary body presenting as anterior staphyloma.˝
Jul 2017

˝Retinal Neuronal Ectopia: a new entity in the differential diagnosis of retinoblastoma.˝
Nov 2019

Substantive Consultant in Paediatric Ophthalmology at Barts Health (Whipps Cross University Hospital, the Royal London Hospital and Newham University Hospital)

During my spare time i enjoy spending time with my husband and two sons. We enjoy going to the park and we spend our holidays on the Greek islands.

Telephone 020 8709 7817
Private secretary Mechelle Duffy
Private secretary telephone 07919563355
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