Professional Profile

Professor Gazzard was made a Consultant in the Glaucoma Service at Moorfields Eye Hospital in 2009 following a Surgical Fellowship at Moorfields (2006-08) and a Research Fellowship with Prof Peng Khaw in Singapore (1999-2002), where he ran several clinical trials in glaucoma surgery. He pursues research interests in angle closure glaucoma and randomised controlled trials of glaucoma treatments with particular focus on drop-free therapies for glaucoma. He has introduced the ‘Trabectome‘ procedure to Moorfields and is setting up a research programme to assess it.

He is the Chief Investigator of the LiGHT Trial (a large multi-centre £1.8 million NIHR-HTA funded trial of Selective laser Trabeculoplasty), a member of the EAGLE Study Group (an international multi-centre randomised controlled trial of early lens extraction in angle-closure glaucoma) and a co-founder of the European Glaucoma Society Special Interest Group in angle closure.

In addition to his NHS and University posts, Professor Gazzard is available for private clients at The John Saunders Suite at Moorfields or the London Claremont Clinic.

Current NHS  / University posts

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Glaucoma and Cataract – Moorfields Eye Hospital
Reader in Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Studies ~ Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London
Honorary Research Associate ~ Singapore Eye Research Institute

Medical Practice – Current

NIHR-funded LiGHT Trial of SLT for Glaucoma
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
City University Optometry Course – Lecturer on Glaucoma
City of London Optometry Higher Certificate in Glaucoma – Clinical Lead
University of London Ophthalmology MSc – Lecturer on Glaucoma Treatments
Trabectome project and experience
Moorfields Gonioscopy course Clinical Lead

Medical Practice – Previous

King’s College Hospital, London
Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital, London
Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge


Initial medical training: Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University
Ophthalmology training: St Thomas’ Hospital & Moorfields
UCL, University of London
Year of first medical qualification: 1993

Other Professional Achievements

National Bronze Merit Award 2015
Active national and international lecturer in glaucoma and myopia.
Produced more than 110 published scientific articles, book chapters and videos.
Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Ethics Committee

Fellowships & Memberships

Royal College of Ophthalmologists (Fellow)
GMC Specialist Register
European Glaucoma Society
UK & Eire Glaucoma Society
UK Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (UKISCRS)
European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO)
Royal Society of Medicine
Oxford Ophthalmological Congress
British Medical Association