Ms Jane Ashworth
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Paediatric Ophthalmologist
BMBCh (Oxon) FRCOphth PhD
Practices at: BMI The Alexandra Hospital
I lead regular multidisciplinary subspeciality clinics in paediatric uveitis, paediatric cataract and ophthalmic genetics, and have particular interest in neuro-metabolic conditions. I take part in the regional retinopathy of prematurity screening and treatment service.
In addition to her clinical expertise, I am actively involved in paediatric ophthalmology research, and have co-authored 3 book chapters and more than 60 publications together with receiving several research grants. I regularly speak at national and international conferences, and have co-chaired workshops and study days on paediatric ophthalmology topics in both the US and UK.
I have a major role in teaching and training at MREH and regionally; I am Training Program Director for Ophthalmology in the North West region, and have been College Tutor and Education lead for MREH. I am chair of the Royal College of Ophthalmologist Equivalence of Training Committee, and am Guardian of Safe Working for Manchester NHS Foundation Trust. I am clinical and educational supervisor to ophthalmology trainees at MREH, and lead the Paediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship program at MREH which attracts national and international candidates. I am an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
I co-chair the Paediatric Ophthalmology working group for the European Reference Network for rare Eye Diseases (EYE-ERN).
- Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists
- International Member American Association for Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)
- Member of British Isles Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Association (BIPOSA)
- British Medical Association (BMA)
- UK Eye Genetic Group (UK EGG)
- European Reference Network for Rare Eye Diseases (EYE-ERN)
- General and specialised paediatric ophthalmology including childhood lid disease
- strabismus (squint)
- amblyopia (lazy eye)
- childhood cataract
- genetic eye disease
- retinal disease in children
- neuro-metabolic disease
- uveitis in children
- retinopathy of prematurity
- Surgical treatment of paediatric minor lid conditions, squint (surgical), paediatric cataract, paediatric glaucoma.
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