Miss Carol A Cunningham

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Diplomat of ABO; Diplomat of the NBME; GMC specialist Register for Ophthalmology; Doctor of Medicine; Bachelor of Arts

Personal profile

Miss Carol Cunningham has been a consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital since 1996 specialising in high–volume phacoemulsification cataract surgery and difficult cases with weekly teaching of junior surgeons. Other specialisations include medical retinal disorders with laser photocoagulation treatments and intravitreal injections. Miss Cunningham is also interested in the treatment and care of glaucoma patients with medical and laser treatment as well as eyelid lesion surgery.

She was the director of cataract Service at Moorfileds from 1998-2001. Miss Cunningham is the co-author of Cataract Surgery chapter of Moorfields Manual of Ophthalmology. She has been a consultant Ophtalmic Surgeon at Royal Free Hospital and Senior Lecturer (1995-1996) with specialisation in ophthalmoloplastic surgery , medical retina and cataract surgery. She was an attending Surgeon and Clinical Instructor at New York University Medical Center and Northshore University Hospital (1989-1992).

Miss Cunningham has been in private practice in general ophthalmology including anterior segment surgery, eyelid plastic surgery and retinal laser surgery. (1989 -1992).

Professional Memberships

  • The British Medical Association
  • The Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology (fellow)
  • Moorfields Surgeons Association
  • The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • The Medical Defence Union

Clinical Interests

  • Small incision cataract surgery including premium lenses with multifocal and toric intraocular lenses (for astigmatism)
  • Medical retina including laser treatment and intravitreal injections
  • Glaucoma including laser treatment
  • General ophthalmology

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