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I’m a consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital and also a Professor of Ophthalmology at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.
My time is equally spent between clinical practice and research. My main research interest is identifying novel therapies for retinal disease and I have a particular interest in inherited retinal disease.
I’m leading on multiple clinical trials at present and my main research interest is clinically focused on imaging patients with advanced imaging technologies including optical coherence tomography and adaptive optics imaging. Adaptive optics imaging is particularly important because it allows us to visualise individual light-sensitive cells in the retina, in the living eye where previously one would only be able to attain that level of detail post mortem, so histopathologically.
That level of detail is important because many of the inherited retinal diseases progress really very slowly and so standard tests that are done in the clinic are not sensitive enough to pick up progression in a timely way. That’s why we need more sophisticated measures such as adaptive optics imaging.

More about Michel Michaelides

Professor Michel Michaelides is a Professor of Ophthalmology at Clinica London. His special expertise is in Retinal Diseases, including Inherited Retinal Diseases, Age Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy and Maculopathy, and Retinal Vein Occlusions.
He has over 16 years experience in treating people with eye problems just like you, and has published extensively in scientific journals about diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration and inherited eye disease, and also lead multiple clinical trials investigating novel therapies. At Clinica London, he is responsible for Retinal Diseases both in adults and children.

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