Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Patrick Yu Wai Man

MRC Clinician Scientist / Clinical Senior Lecturer / Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist


I am an academic ophthalmologist with a specialist research interest in mitochondrial eye disorders. My aim is to understand why the eye is selectively vulnerable in mitochondrial disease and how we can best manage patients with these problems. A major objective of my work is how we can translate the knowledge gained in the lab into more effective treatment strategies for this group of patients.

I contribute to the clinical service of patients with mitochondrial disease in Newcastle with other members of the Mitochondrial Research Group. In addition to my Newcastle activities, I run a specialist optic nerve genetics clinic at Moorfields Eye Hospital. I also work closely with my research colleagues based at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology as part of a strategic collaboration between the Newcastle and Moorfields NIHR Biomedical Research Centres.

Areas of expertise

  • Neuro – ophthalmology and genetics

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Contact Details:

Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Research
Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3BZ
United Kingdom
Tel:  44(0)191 241 8854
Fax: 44(0)191 241 8666

Newcastle Eye Centre, Royal Victoria Infirmary
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4LP
United Kingdom
Contact: Miss Susan Younger (Susan.Younger@nuth.nhs.uk)
Tel:  44(0)191 282 5447
Fax: 44(0)191 282 5446

NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at
Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
162 City Road, London, EC1V 2PD
United Kingdom
Contact: Miss Samantha Lawrence (Samantha.Lawrence@ucl.ac.uk)
Tel:  44(0)207 566 2260
Fax: 44(0)207 608 6830