Professor Alexander James Foss

Consultant Ophthalmologist


Year qualified:1986


Personal profile

Prof Alexander Foss qualified from Oxford University Medical School in 1986 and trained at the Oxford Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital. While at Moorfields, he undertook a Doctorate in Medicine entitled “Pathophysiology of uveal melanoma”.  

He was appointed as a consultant at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham in 1997 as an oculoplastic surgeon and in 2005 became the lead clinician for the medical retinal service. Since 2011, Alexander has been the principal investigator for the TANDEM trial looking at optimising treatment for age related macular degeneration and from 2015, is on the NICE committee for generating AMD guidelines nationally. In 2015, he became an honorary Professor in Ophthalmology at Nottingham University.  

His other major research interest is developing computer games to treat amblyopia in children – research is funded by NIHR. Professor Foss has published extensively on medical retinal conditions, cataract surgery, glaucoma and amblyopia.

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Opthalmologists
  • MDU

Clinical Interests

  • Cataract surgery
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Glaucoma 
  • Medical retinal conditions

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