Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff Profile

Michael Clarke

Reader in Ophthalmology

Background

Introduction

I am an ophthalmologist with a specialist interest in the visual problems of children. I undertake clinical research in this area with the aim of improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the delivery of children's ophthalmic services. I have also developed a multidisciplinary service for the assessment of visual symptoms experienced by patients with dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Qualifications

MA MB BChir DO FRCS FRCOphth PhD

Previous Positions

House Physician, Addenbrookes' Hospital 1982.
House Surgeon, Manchester Royal Infirmary 1982-3.
Casualty Officer, University College Hospital, London 1983.
S.H.O. Ophthalmology, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London 1984.
S.H.O. Ophthalmology, Western Ophthalmic Hospital, London
1984-5.
S.H.O. Medical and Surgical Neurology, Addenbrookes' Hospital, Cambridge 1985-6.
Registrar in Ophthalmology, West Yorkshire Rotation, 1986-1988.
Senior Registrar in Ophthalmology, Nottingham University Hospital, 1988-1990.
Clinical Fellow, Ophthalmology Department, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto 1990-1991.

Memberships

Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Editorial Board, Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Honours and Awards

Nettleship Research Medal of Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2006

Informal Interests

Volunteer Faculty, Orbis India Childhood Blindness Programme

Research

Research Interests

Ocular Misalignment (Strabismus) especially Intermittent Exotropia
Amblyopia
Visual aspects of Dementia and Parkinson's Disease

Current Work

Randomised controlled trial of Surgery vs Activer Monitoring in Intermittent Exotropia

Esteem Indicators

Clinical Director, Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology and Dermatology, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust

Chairman, Paediatric Committee, Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2003-2010

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

Stage 2 TSM Vision Module
Accelerated Program Vision Lecture
MRes Ageing

SSC Option supervisor

Postgraduate Teaching

Departmental Thurs am
Regional Weds pm
Invited Lectures to other ophthalmology departments
Examiner, RCOphth

Publications