Pearse Keane

Consultant telephone: 

020 7566 2255

Area(s) of specialism / subspecialism: 

Medical Retina

Age-related macular degeneration

Diabetic retinopathy

Retinal vein occlusion

Central serous chorioretinopathy

Retinal imaging

Retinal intravitreal therapies

Year of first medical qualification: 


Location of initial medical training: 

University College Dublin, Ireland

Further key experience: 

Research on the intraocular retinal prosthesis (“bionic eye”), at the Wilmer Eye Institute, John Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, USA (2000 under the supervision of Professor Mark Humayun).

Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSci), Physiology, 2002

Master of Medical Science (MSc), Physiology, 2004

Doctor of Medicine (MD), 2010 – research degree

Certified senior grader for fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography, Doheny Image Reading Center, Los Angeles

Date joined Moorfields: 


Membership of professional /national/regional bodies: 

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologist (FRCOphth)

Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland (MRCSI)

General Medical Council (GMC), listed on Specialist Register

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

European Society of Retina Specialists 

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

Consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital

NIHR clinician scientist at University College London, Institute of Ophthalmology

Other professional achievements: 

Recipient of >£1,000,000 in grant funding as a principal applicant.

>100 publications in the highest impact peer-reviewed ophthalmic journals.

>10 book chapters, including the Oxford Handbook of Ophthalmology, “Medical Retina” and “Investigations” and “RETINA” 5th edition, the leading worldwide textbook in the field.

First ophthalmologist in UK to receive NIHR Clinician Scientist Award (formerly an NIHR Clinical Lecturer).


Ranked no. 4 on the “Power List: Top 40 under 40”, a worldwide ranking of ophthalmologist by the Ophthalmologist magazine.

Research interests: 

Retinal imaging

Optical coherence tomography

Age-related macular degeneration

Retinal diagnostic & therapeutic challenges

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