Ian Murdoch

Ian Murdoch

Consultant telephone: 

020 7566 2625

Area(s) of specialism / subspecialism: 


Year of first medical qualification: 


Location of initial medical training: 

Westminster Hospital Medical School

Further key experience: 

Trained in epidemiology
Extensive experience in Africa

Date joined Moorfields: 


Membership of professional /national/regional bodies: 

Royal College of Ophthalmologists
West African College of Surgeons

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

1995 Consultant ophthalmologist, glaucoma department, Moorfields Eye Hospital (50%)
2004 senior lecturer (epidemiology), department of genetics, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (50%)

Other professional achievements: 

MD thesis focused on glaucoma in a Nigerian population and the interaction with River Blindness
Published and presented extensively on glaucoma, telemedicine and Vision 2020 
Sits on several boards, including the Community Eye Health Journal, a publication that reaches those with no other continuing medical information globally

Research interests: 

Prevention of glaucoma blindness globally as a component of the Vision 2020 initiative
Projects in the UK looking at improved case detection and public awareness and in Africa looking at improved surgical outcome, case detection and advocacy
Lead in development of sub-specialist training for West Africa, including curricula, teaching, building or surgical training centre (in KorleBu Hospital, Accra) and associated development of nursing and other skills in West Africa 
Clinical work focused on complex glaucoma management

Languages spoken: 

English(fluent) and French (conversational)