Narciss Okhravi

Consultant telephone: 

020 7566 2419

Area(s) of specialism / subspecialism: 

  • Medical retina (Diabetic eye disease, Age related macular degeneration, vein and arterial occlusions)
  • Uveitis ( all non-complex and complex uveitic diseases)
  • Scleritis
  • Cataract ( diagnosis, pre-operative care, post-operative complication management)
  • Cataract surgery
  • Intravitreal injection
  • Director of undergraduate teaching


Year of first medical qualification: 


Location of initial medical training: 

The Royal London Hospital Medical School ( University of London)

Further key experience: 

  • MR fellowships - Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • PhD in ophthalmology - Institute of Ophthalmology, University of London
  • Generation Q Fellow and Alumnus of The Health Foundation and Ashridge Business School

Date joined Moorfields: 

First joined in 1991 / Joined as a Consultant in 2004

Membership of professional /national/regional bodies: 

  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Medical Research Society
  • Royal Society of Medicine 
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • American Uveitis Society
  • British Medical Association
  • Member European Association for Vision and Eye Research
  • Member of the Association for the Study of Medical Education
  • Member of the Undergraduate Working Party at Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Member of the NETSCC health technology assessment (HTA) college of experts
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators

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

  • BSc 
  • FRCOphth 
  • PhD 
  • PG Cert Med Ed 
  • FAcadMEd
  • PG Cert Leadership (Quality Improvement) 
  • Consultant Surgeon, Medical Retina and Uveitis Service,
  • Director of Undergraduate Education, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology,London, EC1V 2PD, United Kingdom
  • Associate Dean and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Centre for Medical Education, Institute of Health Sciences Education, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary, University of London


Other professional achievements: 

  • Member of the College of Assessors- The Health Foundation
  • Certified Royal College of Physicians Medical Educator

Research interests: 

  • Public and patient involvement in education, clinical surgical outcomes and clinical research
  • Effectiveness in Ophthalmology education ( undergraduate and post-graduate multidisciplinary students and staff groups)
  • Organisational effectiveness ( in particular in relation to patient safety)
  • Retinal disease (in particular Macular oedema (especially that secondary to diabetic eye disease and uveitis)
  • Uveitis (in particular Birdshot Uveitis)


Languages spoken: 

  • English
  • Farsi