Christopher Leak

Area(s) of specialism / subspecialism: 

  • Emergency ophthalmology
  • Cataract surgery

Year of first medical qualification: 


Location of initial medical training: 

Peninsula College of Medicine

Further key experience: 

  • Optometrist
  • Specialist training in oculoplastic

Date joined Moorfields: 


Membership of professional /national/regional bodies: 

  • MCOptom, The College of Optometrists
  • General Medical Council - Specialist Register
  • FRCOphth, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London
  • Member for the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Current NHS/university posts, whether full/part time, and starting year: 

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, 2019
  • Philosophy of Health PhD candidate, University College London, London, UK

Other professional achievements: 

  • BSc, Ophthalmic Optic, Bradford University.
  • BA, International Political Theory, Exeter University.
  • MBBS, Peninsular Medical School.
  • MSc, Public health for Eye Care, London School of Hygiene and tropical medicine.
  • MPhil, Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health, UCL.
  • Duke Elder Undergraduate Prize Examination winner.
  • Ethicist for Immediate Sequential Bilateral Cataract Surgery. 

Research interests: 

  • Emergency Ophthalmology.
  • Cataract surgery.
  • Cataract systems improvement.
  • Refraction and refractive surgery.
  • International political theory and Health Justice