BSc MBBS FRCOphth, MSc and Ph.D
Gerry Clare became a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon to the British Army in 2009 following the completion of higher surgical training at Moorfields and Oxford Eye Hospitals among others. He managed complex cataract surgical lists and clinics specialising in cornea and uveitis at St. Thomas’ Hospital, besides taking up a role as clinical lead for accident and emergency ophthalmology.
Gerry was awarded a Ph.D. in 2013 for the development of a novel treatment for corneal injuries. A highly experienced cataract surgeon, he subsequently undertook comprehensive training in advanced refractive surgery techniques, including SMILE. He lectures on the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ course on cataract and refractive surgery and is an editor for the Cochrane Collaboration, which promotes evidence based medicine. Gerry was the first ophthalmologist to go on a mission with Médecins Sans Frontières as part of their response to the Ebola crisis in Liberia, and has worked in humanitarian roles in several countries. He is a skilled communicator and speaks several languages, which enables him to consult with patients from many different countries and backgrounds.