Marie Tsaloumas is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at The Queen Elizabeth, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and she works privately at BMI Priory Hospital, Birmingham.
She leads the Medical Retina Service at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. She is the current audit lead and has been the clinical service lead and clinical governance lead.
As well as general ophthalmology, Miss Tsaloumas has a sub specialty interest in diabetic eye disease, age related macular degeneration and vascular diseases of the eye. She also runs regional and national multidisciplinary clinics dealing with inherited retinal conditions and their systemic manifestations. She is a past president and secretary of the Midland Ophthalmological Society.
She is one of the founders and organisers of the international Pantheo/MOS conference held each year in Cyprus which delivers education and instruction to the local ophthalmic community. In addition she is actively involved in the Royal College of Ophthalmologists as undergraduate representative. Miss Tsaloumas is a recognised national and international speaker and has lectured and published extensively on retinal disorders including diabetic eye disease, retinal vascular occlusion and macular degeneration and is Principal Investigator on a number of multicentre trials based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
One of her main research interests is the role of social deprivation on visual loss in blinding medical retinal disorders and strategies for prevention and treatment. To this end she has facilitated patient and public involvement by running low vision awareness days for the community and is actively involved in local eye charities. She has also developed a diabetic eye disease “passport” that can assist patients to keep a record of their eye care and therefore ensure a more holistic approach to their care.