The exciting world of Ophthalmology
Katie is a Specialist Trainee in Ophthalmology within the London Deanery and currently studying for a PhD as a MRC funded Clinical Research Training Fellow at King's College London. Her research interest is myopia and during her PhD she has focused on examining the epidemiology, aetiology and genetic associations of this increasingly common condition.
Harry Roberts is an ophthalmology trainee currently working for an MD at St Thomas’ Hospital and Kings' College London on the use of the Femtosecond laser for cataract surgery within the National Health Service. He has recently passed his ophthalmology fellowship exam, being awarded the Harcourt medal for the top result. He has several publications and has recently co-authored a book.
Omar Mahroo is currently working as a Locum Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital and St Thomas' Hospital, and conducts research at University College London, King's College London and the University of Cambridge. He has a strong research interest in retinal electrophysiology – recording the electrical signals generated by the retina in response to light. These signals are processed in the retina and transmitted to the brain allowing us to see. He completed a PhD in this subject under Trevor Lamb FRS in the middle of his medical degree at Cambridge, and has published numerous papers since, including co-authoring a recent research letter in the New England Journal of Medicine looking at changes in these signals after viewing a smartphone (helping show that “blindness” after smartphone viewing is harmless and related to retinal adaptation).
Roger Wong is an ophthalmology consultant at St Thomas’ Hospital (London) and Frimley Park Hospital (Surrey) specialising in vitreoretinal surgery. Roger’s interests include: Minimally invasive suture-less vitreoretinal surgery for retinal detachment, macular diseases, diabetic eye disease, inflammatory eye diseases complicated cataract surgery ocular trauma acute retinal necrosis- a rare inflammatory eye condition. Roger has been invited to speak at various national and international conferences. He continues to be extremely active in clinical research, having published over 40 peer-reviewed articles. Roger obtained his first undergraduate degree in Neurobiology at the University of California, Berkeley and his medical degree from St. George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London. His ophthalmic training in the London area included Moorfields Eye Hospital, Kings College Hospital, and St. Thomas’ Hospital. He is also in charge of providing teaching for undergraduate medical students from Kings College, London and subspecialty ophthalmology trainees in vitreoretinal surgery at St Thomas’ Hospital.