Fellowships 2019


Queens Square/ National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

    • Contact: James Acheson, Fiona Bremner, Gordon Plant
    • 1 Post
    • Deanery ST 7 Ophthalmology Program 1 year from 1stAugust

Moorfields Eye Hospital (at St George’s and City Road)

    • Contact: Nadeem Ali nadeem.ali@nhs.net
    • 1 post
    • 1 year from August, includes adult Neuro and
    • Strabismus

Bristol Eye Hospital and Clinical Neurosciences, Department at Southmead Hospital

    • Contacts: Denize Atan, Luke Bennetto, Catherine Guly, Rani Sebastian, Andrew Lux
    • 3 Ophthalmology Consultants (one research), 1 Adult Neurology
    • Consultant and 1 Paediatric Neurology Consultant.
    • Specialist training in adult Neuro-ophthalmology with monthly paediatric neuro-ophthalmology clinic held jointly with Consultant Paediatric Neurologist.
    • The Bristol Eye Hospital is a tertiary referral centre for Ophthalmology with regional services for the South West in Neuro-ophthalmology & Uveitis. Strong links with Clinical Neurosciences at Southmead Hospital and Bristol Children’s Hospital for neurology, neurosurgery, ENT, neuro-oncology (gamma knife), neuroradiology, neuro-inflammation, rheumatology & endocrinology. Timetable is flexible and would be suitable for a medical ophthalmologist/neurologist with the option to combine with cataract surgery, glaucoma or strabismus for surgical trainees.


    • Contact: Oliver Backhouse
    • Occasionally
    • As part of Medical Ophthalmology training

Royal Devon and Exeter

    • Contact: James Benzimra james.benzimra@nhs.net
    • 1 post
    • Neuro-ophthalmology fellowship 6-12 months. Can be combined with adult motility paediatric ophthalmology if preferred.

Newcastle Eye Centre, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne

    • Contact: Margaret Dayan Margaret.dayan@nuth.nhs.uk
    • 1 Post
    • Usually from 1stAugust and 1stFebruary for up to a
    • year. Combined Neuro-ophthalmolog & Glaucoma Fellowship. 3 Neuro-ophthalmology consultants, 3 glaucoma consultants. Very large acute trust with close links with neurology, neurosurgery,
    • neuroradiology, rheumatology, endocrinology. Timetable includes 2 neuro-motility clinics (including neuro paeds), 1 neuro-ophthalmology clinic, 1 squint list, 2 glaucoma clinics, 1 glaucoma laser clinic, 1 glaucoma/ cataract list. There is an option to attend neuro-uveitis clinic and botulinum toxin clinic.

Leicester Royal Infirmary

    • Contacts: Irene Gottlob, Samira Anwar, Nagini Sarvananthan, Mark Lawden, Jithin George
    • 1 or 2 posts
    • Start date usually August, but can be flexible. Timetable includes
    • working with neurologists, paediatric and adult neuro-ophthalmology, opportunities for strabismus surgery, temporal artery biopsy, learning about eye movement recordings, electrodiagnostics, OCT in children and adults

University Hospitals, Birmingham

    • Contacts: Susie Mollan, Mike Burdon, Tim Matthews, Andrew Jacks, Lidia Alvarez, Ruchika Batra, Richard Blanch
    • 3 posts
    • Usually runs from August but flexible. Timetable can be tailored to neurologist or ophthalmologist. 7 Consultants (Burdon, Jacks, Matthews, Mollan, Alvarez, Batra, Blanch). Includes adult strabismus surgery.

Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge

    • Contact: Brinda Muthusamy Brinda.muthusamy@addenbrookes.nhs.uk
    • From August 2017. Wide range of training: Regional pituitary and NF2 service; paediatric neuro-ophthalmology that includes a regional IIH service; paeds neuro-oncology and paeds neurosurgery; and soon to establish our neurogenetics service. It will also cover adult ocular motility with one theatre session per week. The fellowship will not provide training in cataract surgery but the experienced cataract surgeon will have the opportunity to continue with some intraocular surgery.

King’s College Hospital & Medical Eye Unit, St Thomas’

    • Contacts: Eoin O’Sullivan, Adam Bates
    • 1 post
    • Combined with uveitis, Eoin O’ Sullivan, King’s
    • College Fellowship from 2017

Pushkar Shah

    • Not currently but hoping to develop a fellowship with Glasgow ophthalmology

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

    • Contacts: Mandagere Vishwanath, Ali Yagan, Adam Zermansky
    • 2 posts
    • 1 year funded posts – one starting in August and the
    • second in February. Can be tailored to suit requirements, currently the 2 fellows have neuro-ophthalmology and adult strabismus components but previously neuro-uveitis and neuro-glaucoma combinations have been offered to suit applicants. There are 3 Neuro-ophthalmology and adult strabismus consultants and one neurologist. The unit has close links with neurosurgery, endocrinology, rheumatology, neurogenetics, vestibular and neuro-otology units with shared patients.

Moorfields City Road (External post)

    • Contacts: Sui Wong, James Acheson, Axel Petzold, Gordon Plant
    • 1 post
    • Suitable for Neurologist or Ophthalmologist post-CCT