Por qué es un doctor de primer nivel/Professional statement/Perché è un dottore di prim’ordine

Professor James Bainbridge is a leading London-based ophthalmologist. He specialises in managing conditions of the retina including retinal detachmentepiretinal membrane, and macular hole, as well as cataract, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration. Professor Bainbridge practices at Moorfields Eye Hospital and King Edward VII Hospital in London.

Professor Bainbridge studied medicine at King’s College Cambridge and St. Mary’s Hospital London, and trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital London. He obtained his PhD and performed postdoctoral research at UCL, supported by Wellcome Trust Fellowships and a NIHR Research Professorship. In 2005, he was appointed Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital London, and in 2011 was appointed to the Chair of Retinal Studies at UCL. In 2018 he was appointed Surgeon Oculist to Her Majesty’s Household and Consultant Ophthalmologist at King Edward VII Hospital London.

As a surgeon-scientist his aim is to address blindness by developing new treatments for retinal diseases particularly gene and cell therapies. In 2007 he performed the world’s first retinal gene therapy for genetic blindness. In 2013 he performed Europe’s first trial of embryonic stem cells transplantation. His career achievements have been recognised with numerous awards including Moorfields Research Medal, the US Foundation Fighting Blindness Board of Directors’ Award and the Champalimaud Vision Award.

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Epiretinal membrane

What is an epiretinal membrane? An epiretinal membrane is a translucent cellular membrane that develops over the ...

Macular hole

What is a macular hole? A macular hole is a traction tear in the macula, which is the centre of the ...

Retinal detachment

What is retinal detachment?   Retinal detachment happens when the external retinal membrane (retinal pigment epitheli...

Eye floaters

What are floaters? Eye floaters&a...

Macular degeneration (AMD)

What is macular degeneration? The macula is the part of the eye that provides us with clear vision. As we grow, its function loses its abilitie...

Enfermedades, Pruebas y Tratamientos

  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Eye examination
  • Eye flashes
  • Eye floaters
  • Intravitreal injection
  • Macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Macular hole
  • Macular oedema
  • OCT (optical coherence tomography)
  • Retina
  • Retinal detachment
  • Retinal detachment surgery
  • Retinal tear
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Retinopathy
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitreomacular traction

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  • Moorfields Eye Hospital
    162 City Road EC1V 2PD - London (Central London)
    (+44) 02070318773
  • King Edward VII Hospital
    5-10 Beaumont Street W1G 6AA - London (W1G Marylebone London)
    (+44) 02070318773

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