Professional profile

Gus is the Director of Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He 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. Professor Gazzard currently trains other surgeons in the Hydrus, iStent, InnFocus and other innovative minimally invasive surgical procedures at Moorfields.

He is the Chief Investigator of the LiGHT Trial (a large multi-centre £2 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 to see private patients at Moorfields Eye Hospital Private Clinic, The London Claremont Clinic or the King Edward VIIth Hospital, Marylebone (contact information available here).

Current NHS  / University posts

Director of the Glaucoma Service at Moorfields Eye Hospital
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Glaucoma and Cataract – Moorfields Eye Hospital
Professor of Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Studies ~ Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London
Honorary Research Associate ~ Singapore Eye Research Institute

Medical Practice – Current

CI for NIHR-funded LiGHT Trial of SLT for Glaucoma
Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Fellow
University College of London Clinical Ophthalmology MSc – Clinical Lead
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: King’s College Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital & Moorfields
UCL, University of London
Year of first medical qualification: 1993

Other Professional Achievements

National Silver Merit Award 2020
National Bronze Merit Award 2015
Active national and international lecturer and educator in glaucoma and myopia.
Produced more than 120 published scientific articles, book chapters and videos.

Fellowships & Memberships

Royal College of Ophthalmologists (Fellow)
GMC Specialist Register
European Glaucoma Society (Organising Committee Member)
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

Academic Profile (UCL Iris website)