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Mr Pearse Keane

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

portrait of Pearse Keane

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth)
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland (MRCSI)
  • Certified Senior Grader, Doheny Imaging Reading Center, UCLA, Los Angeles
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • Master of Science (MSc), Physiology
  • Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSci), Physiology
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics (MB BCh BAO)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • Doheny Eye Institute Professional Alumni Association

Current NHS / University Post:

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist (Medical Retina), Moorfields Eye Hospital at City Road
  • NIHR Clinician Scientist, University College London (UCL)

Medical training:

  • University College Dublin, Ireland (1996-2002 and 2003-2004)
  • Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA (2000)
  • St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland (2002-2003)
  • Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland (2004-2006)
  • Waterford Regional Hospital, Waterford, Ireland (2006-2007)
  • Doheny Eye Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA (2007-2009)
  • West Midlands Deanery, Birmingham and Hereford, UK (2009-2010)
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital (2010-2015)

Research interest / experience:

  • Dr Keane specialises in the diagnosis and management of retinal disease, with a particular interest in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other macular diseases.
  • He also carries out an extensive programme of research at UCL, with a particular expertise in retinal imaging using optical coherence tomography (OCT).
  • In April 2017, he was ranked no. 5 on "The Power List" - a worldwide list of ophthalmologists from over 500 nominations published in "The Ophthalmologist” journal https://theophthalmologist.com/power-list/2017/
  • In January 2015, he was awarded a prestigious "Clinician Scientist” award from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) in the United Kingdom - the first ophthalmologist in the UK to receive such an award.
  • His remit from this award is to explore the potential of new medical technologies and innovation in the treatment of visual impairment and blindness, with a particular focus on ophthalmic imaging.
  • He has published extensively, with 100 articles in peer-reviewed literature. He is also the associate editor of Scientific Reports (part of the Nature publishing group) and BMC Ophthalmology.

Amanda Peckar

T: 020 7566 2604

E: moorfields.pkeane@nhs.net

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