Professor James Bainbridge

Consultant telephone: 

020 7566 2576

Area(s) of specialism / subspecialism: 

Children's eye conditions
Diabetic retinopathy
Macular degeneration
Retinal surgery (retinal detachment, epiretinal membrane, macular hole, diabetic eye disease, trauma, cataract surgery and lens implants)

Year of first medical qualification: 


Location of initial medical training: 

University of Cambridge

Further key experience: 

PhD, University College London
Welcome Advanced Fellow, University College London
Research Theme Leader, NIHR Specialist Biomedical Research Centre for Ophthalmology at Moorfields and University College London

Date joined Moorfields: 


Membership of professional /national/regional bodies: 

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Member of the European Society of Ophthalmology

Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Member of the British Society for Gene Therapy

Member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Fellow of the Medical Research Society

Founding Member of Eurovisionet: the European Translational Ophthalmology Network

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

Professor of retinal studies, University College London, 2011
Consultant retinal surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital, 2005

Other professional achievements: 

2001 Foulds trophy
Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2002
Academy of Medical Sciences young investigator award finalist 2003
Academy of Medical Sciences award for ophthalmology 2004
The Moorfields research medal 2008
Fincham medal 2008
Foundation Fighting Blindness chairman’s award

Research interests: 

Macular degeneration
Macular hole
Retinal degeneration and genetic disease
Development of new treatments including gene therapy

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