I qualified as a doctor from Cambridge University and Kings College Hospital in 1978. I trained in Ophthalmology as a senior house officer at Cambridge and as a registrar, senior registrar and lecturer at Moorfields Eye Hospital. I gained extensive experience and competence in all aspects of ophthalmology and, in particular, arterior segment subspecialties. I became a consultant ophthalmologist in 1993, initially at Greenwich District Hospital and then at Queens Mary’s Sidcup. I provide a general ophthalmic service and specialise in treating patients with external eye disease and corneal disorders and those with glaucoma. Also I am the clinical lead in ophthalmology and am actively involved in the running and development of the ophthalmic service at Queen Mary’s and outer S.E.London and North Kent.