Mr Wagih Aclimandos

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon


Year qualified:1976


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.

National & International Roles and Experience:

  • President-elect, Union Européenne de Médecins Spécialistes (UEMS) Ophth, elected 2017
  • 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

Advisory Roles:

  • Ophthalmology Adviser to BMI – Consultants Reference Group – 2013 - 2016
  • Ophthalmology Adviser to the Royal London 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:
  • 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 sub-specialty exams was his initiative as EBO President, the first such exams worldwide.
Publications & Editing:
  • 44 peer-reviewed publications
  • Over 100 presentations at national and international meetings
  • Mr Aclimandos has 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:

  • 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)
  • Fellowship in Paed Ophth & Strab – UCSF & Smith Kettlewell Research Institute, San Francisco

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