Stephen Tuft

Steven Tuft

Consultant telephone: 

020 7566 2473

Area(s) of specialism / subspecialism: 

External disease 

Year of first medical qualification: 


Location of initial medical training: 


Further key experience: 

Advanced training in corneal and refractive surgery
Doctoral thesis in laser refractive surgery (Institute of Ophthalmology)
Masters thesis on management of keratoconus

Date joined Moorfields: 

1994 (consultant)

Membership of professional /national/regional bodies: 

Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
ESCRS (European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons)
ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology)

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

Full-time consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital (1994)
Honorary senior lecturer, University of London (1994)

Other professional achievements: 

Former director, corneal and external disease service, Moorfields
Medical director, Moorfields Lions Eye Bank
Regular presenter at international research meetings
More than 120 peer reviewed publications
Author of book and numerous chapters on corneal and external eye disease
Past president MCLOSA
Founder member of the ophthalmic microbiology study group
Visiting professor, Boston USA 2008
Visiting professor, Aarhus Denmark 2010

Research interests: 

Stem cell techniques for ocular surface reconstruction
Genetics of inherited corneal disease
Outcomes of cataract surgery
Corneal infection

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Any other personal interests/background information that may be relevant: 

Pilot (commercial pilot, glider pilot) and trekking (K2, Everest, etc)