About Professor Anthony Khawaja

Anthony’s medical training was at the University of Cambridge and University College London, and his ophthalmology and glaucoma fellowship training were at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital.

He also completed a prestigious Berkeley Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. He has won numerous awards in his career, including the University of Cambridge’s Nick Day Prize and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ Foulds Trophy and Duke Elder Prize. He has recently been awarded two prestigious fellowships from UK Research and Innovation, and the Lister Institute.

Anthony primarily cares for patients with glaucoma and cataract, and carries out the full spectrum of medical, laser and surgical treatments. His strong international engagement ensures he is delivering the most effective and safe treatments available for his patients. For example, he has been selected as a clinical expert to give national advice on the recently available new glaucoma medication, Roclanda.

He also chairs a European expert surgeon panel to create guidance on the best way to carry out surgery using the PreserFlo Microshunt.

Anthony holds several leadership positions including: Director of the European Society of Ophthalmology Leadership Development Programme, President of the European Eye Epidemiology Consortium, Chair of the European Glaucoma Society Screening Task Force, Chair of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Informatics and Audit Committee, Chair of the UK Glaucoma Genetics Consortium, Chair of the UK Glaucoma Real-World Data Consortium.

Medical training:

University of Cambridge – MA(Cantab)
University College London – MB BS
University of Cambridge – Masters in Epidemiology (Nick Day Prize)
University of Cambridge – PhD in Epidemiology
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – SHO and Registrar training
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Glaucoma Fellowship
Harvard Medical School – Berkeley Fellowship

Research interest / experience:

Genetic basis of glaucoma (lead author for landmark 2018 study published in Nature Genetics)
Predicting glaucoma risk on the basis of genetics
Lifestyle and other modifiable factors associated with glaucoma
Real-world outcomes of glaucoma treatments and procedures
UK Research & Innovation Future Leaders Fellow
Voted in The Ophthalmologist’s top 100 most influential thought leaders in ophthalmology globally
Moorfields Research Medal, 2016
UCL Institute of Ophthalmology Research Excellence Award, 2018

Areas of expertise:

Blepharitis
Cataract surgery
Dry eye
Glaucoma

Qualifications / Professional memberships:

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (Foulds Trophy 2013, Chair of Informatics & Audit Sub-committee)
Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (Achievement Award 2011, Senior Achievement Award 2018, Secretariat Award 2010 & 2020)
Member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
President-elect of the European Eye Epidemiology Consortium
Member of the European Glaucoma Society (Next Generation Partnership Co-chair)
Director of the European Society of Ophthalmology Leadership Development Programme
Member of the Glaucoma Research Society (limited to 100 members globally)
Member of the UK and Eire Glaucoma Society

Current NHS / University Post:

Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Glaucoma Service Training Director (2017-2020)
Professor, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow, University of Cambridge
Honorary Clinical Lecturer, King’s College London