Latest News and Publications

Professor Gazzard listed In the Top 100 Most Influential Ophthalmologists in the World

Gus has been added to the The Power List 2020 published by The Ophthalmologist as one of the most influential people in the world in his speciality. You can read the full article here

Glaucoma Today: Light on the Horizon

Evidence from randomized controlled trials supports the use of two less invasive glaucoma treatment options, selective laser trabeculoplasty and a microstent.

You can read the full article here

Podcast interview: ‘As Seen From Here’

Professor Gazzard was interviewed by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery on the Ophthamalogy podcast on the efficacy of repeat SLT.

Glaucoma experts give perspectives on LiGHT trial: SLT vs. drops

Ocular Surgery News spoke with seven glaucoma surgery experts who shared their opinions on the study, its results and their opinions on what first-line treatments should be used for open-angle glaucoma.

You can read the full article here

LiGHT: Efficacy and Cost Effectiveness – Eyetube

Sarwat Salim, MD, FACS, sits down with Gus Gazzard, MD, FRCOphth, to discuss the Laser in Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension (LiGHT) trial. Dr. Gazzard details the study design, efficacy data, and cost effectiveness of selective laser trabeculoplasty versus medication.

You can read more and see a preview video here

Ophthamalogy Times Europe: ‘LIGHT Trial focuses on lowering IOP, keeping it there’

Professor Gazzard’s work is covered in this piece from November 2019 published in the  Ophthamalogy Times Europe magazine.

You can read the full article here

Video interview for World Glaucoma Week

Professor Gazzard reflects on his pioneering glaucoma research in this video shot at World Glaucoma Week

NIHR: Professor Gus Gazzard publishes ground-breaking research

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Dissemination Centre has published an NIHR Signal on Professor Gazzard’s research. 

You can read the Signal here: A laser eye procedure can be effective and safe if used early as a treatment for glaucoma

The Lancet: Laser trabeculoplasty as first-line glaucoma treatment

The prestigious medical journal The Lancet published results from a pioneering research study, funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and led by Professor Gus Gazzard.

Read the article published in The Lancet here

The Daily Mail: Patient Experience with Glaucoma Diagnosis

An article from the Daily Mail about glaucoma surgery that quotes Professor Gazzard.

You can  read the article here 

The Daily Mail: “A laser could end the inconvenience of eye drops for glaucoma”

Guy Staniforth, 62, a project engineer from Greenwich in South-East London, describes having a glaucoma operation with Professor Gazzard.

You can read the full article here

Positive effects of Hydrus plus phaco persist

PARIS — The HORIZON trial at 3 years demonstrated that the Hydrus Schlemm’s canal stent added sustained IOP lowering to that achieved by cataract surgery alone, Gus Gazzard, MD, MBBChir, FRCOphth, said at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons meeting.

“That intraocular pressure was stable, significantly better than control after 3 years,” Gazzard said.

Read the full article here

UCL Institute of Ophthalmology: Gus Gazzard appointed Professor of Glaucoma Studies

Speaking of his promotion and clinical trials, Gus said: “I am honoured to have been appointed to a UCL Professorship and I look forward to further developing the clinical trials and excellent postgraduate clinical education that we have established here at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. The clinical trials that I work on across the globe are a testament to the great team that I’ve been able to build at the Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital, and a tribute to all of their hard work – the energy they bring to answer questions of real clinical importance to patients with blinding diseases.”

You can read more here

The Ophthalmologist: “Time to Transform Glaucoma Treatment Paradigm”

SLT is an effective intervention for newly-diagnosed patients – and now we can prove it. This is an article about the research conducted by Professor Gazzard.

Read The Ophthalmologist article here

The Guardian: “15 Minute Laser Treatment Best For Glaucoma Patients”

Lasers should become the principal method in the UK for treating patients with the debilitating eye condition glaucoma. That is the stark conclusion of a three-year study published recently.

Read the full article in The Guardian here


Gus has been awarded the prestigious, competitively awarded “NHS National Silver Merit Award”. These awards recognise NHS consultants who perform ‘over and above’ the standard expected of their role.

FLIPBOOK by Moorfields Eye Charity Magazine Features Gus

The Moorfields Eye Charity Flipbook magazine has a feature articles on Professor Gazzard’s innovative research.

You can read the Flipbook feature here

Professor Gazzard now performs the innovative Hydrus Stent Procedure

Professor Gazzard is now one of only three surgeons performing the innovative Hydrus stent procedure in the UK.

Read more about the Hydrus procedure here or download a PDF about Hydrus here

Professor Gazzard authors ‘Definitive Review of Data’

Professor Gus Gazzard is the author of this definitive review of the data on the main treatment for angle closure glaucoma.

You can read more about his ground-breaking research here 

NICE Report on Trabecular Stent Bypass Microsurgery

NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) have released a report on Trabecular stent bypass microsurgery for open-angle glaucoma

You can read the full, positive report here.

Video lectures and interviews with Professor Gazzard

We have compiled a series of interviews, lectures and training session videos and podcasts featuring Professor Gazzard that cover his work and research.

You can find the videos here

Links to Other Articles about Professor Gazzard