Mr Wagih Aclimandos

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon


Personal profile

Wagih Aclimandos is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at King's College Hospital, London, and the lead clinician for paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus services at King's College London.

Mr Aclimandos was awarded the International Council of Ophthalmology Golden Apple 2017. This award is granted every other year in recognition of exceptional regional contribution to training, teaching and innovation.

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
King’s College Hospital – London since 1992
Lead Clinician for Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus services at King’s College– London – UK

National & International Awards and Roles:

Awarded the International Council of Ophthalmology Golden Apple Medal 2017: This award is granted every other year in recognition of exceptional Regional contribution to Training, Teaching and Innovation

Awarded the Peter Eustace Medal in Paris in May 2019 for contribution to Ophthalmology

  • President Union Européenne de Médecins Spécialistes (UEMS) Ophth- January 2019
  • President European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) –June 2019
  • Executive Member / Treasurer, Sociétée d’Ophtalmologie Européenne (SOE)- Elected 2015
  • Member of the European Academy of Ophthalmology – Elected September 2016
  • Member of the Ethics Bureau/ World Society of Paediatric Ophth & Strabismus since 2016
  • Chair EBO Subspecialty Exams – since 2014
  • FEOphth UK delegate since 2012 – Co-chaired annual Sessions at the SFO, the DOG and the SOI - Presentations from Seniors & Juniors from the UK, France, Germany, Italy & Spain
  • President European Board of Ophthalmology (EBO) - 2011-2013
  • Chairman of the EBO Residency Review Committee – 2009-2010
  • President Ophthalmology section of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) UK - 2008-2010
  • Elected Honorary Member of the Union of Bulgarian Ophthalmologists – 2011
  • Chairman of the Consultant Committee at King’s College Hospital - 2010 – 2012
  • Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) at The Blackheath Hospital - 2002-2012
  • President Southern Ophthalmological Society (SOS) - 2007
  • Council member Ophthalmology section of the Royal Society of Medicine – 1997 - 2015
  • SE Thames Regional study day Organiser – 2002 - 2014
  • Lead Clinician for Ophthalmology King’s College Hospital - 2006-2010

Advisory Roles:

  • Ophthalmology Adviser to BMI – Consultants Reference Group – 2013 - 2016
  • Ophthalmology Adviser to the Royal Society for Blind People RLSB – since 2013
  • Ophthalmology Adviser to The Swinfen Telemedicine Charitable Foundation - since 2008

    Royal College of Ophthalmologists past and present roles:
  • South-East Regional representative on Council of the RCOphth 2007- 2013
  • Chairman European sub-committee - since 2012
  • Member of the RCOphth Examination and Professional Standards Committees - 2007-2013
  • Member of the RCOphth Paediatric, International and European Sub-Committees - 2008-16
  • Council member on the Lay Advisory Group of the RCOphth (2010-2013)
  • College Tutor at King’s College Hospital – 1996 – 2006
  • Chair of SE/SW Thames College Tutors 2004-2006
  • RCOphth representative on NSPCC
  • RCOphth UK representative on the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), the “Union Européenne de Médecins Spécialistes” (UEMS), the European Board of Ophthalmology (EBO) and the Société d’Ophtalmologie Européenne (SOE)

    Examiner Roles:

  • Examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists – since 1998
  • Examiner for the EBOD - since 2007
  • Chair EBO Subspecialty Exams – since 2014 – The concept of subspecialty exams was my initiative as EBO President. The first such exams worldwide

    Publications & Editing:

  • Forty six Peer-reviewed publications
  • Over 100 Presentations at National and International meetings
  • I have contributed to the latest Editions of the following volumes of the American Academy of Ophthalmology BCSC series of Textbooks:

     “ Fundamentals of Ophthalmology”

     “ Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus” (Last two Editions)

     “ Basic Principles of Ophthalmic Surgery”

     “ Basic Techniques of Ophthalmic Surgery”

  • Kanski – Clinical Ophthalmology (3rd Edition) - Strabismus & Paediatric Ophth chapters

    Education & Training

  • Collège de la Sainte Famille” – French Jesuit School – Cairo, Egypt – 1957- 1970
  • Ein-Shams Medical School – Cairo, Egypt – 1970 – 1976
  • Ophthalmic SHO, Central Middlesex and King’s College (London); Registrar, Queen’s Medical Centre (Nottingham), Resident Medical Officer, Moorfields Eye Hospital and Joint Senior Registrar at King’s College, Moorfields and The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (London) – 1981-1991
  • Fellowship in Paed Ophth & Strab – UCSF & Smith Kettlewell Research Institute – San Francisco -1992

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