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The King’s Ophthalmology Research Unit (KORU) is based at King’s College Hospital, led by Professor Tim Jackson. Our research areas include three leading causes of sight loss: age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. The team is at the forefront of several cutting-edge eye research trials including a number of pioneering endeavours such as retinal implants (so called ‘bionic eye’) and robotically controlled stereotactic radiotherapy. The centre runs a large number of both investigator-initiated and commercial clinical trials, and leads large, multicentre, national and international randomised controlled clinical trials.

Group Members

  • Professor Timothy Jackson, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon/Professor of Retinal Research
  • Gerassimos Lascaratos, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon/ Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer
  • Haralabos Eleftheriadis, Consultant Ophthalmologist
  • Eoin O’Sullivan, Consultant Ophthalmologist
  • Mohammed Abu-Bakra, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma Surgeon
  • Anna Grabowska, Consultant Ophthalmologist & Vitreoretinal Surgeon
  • Riti Desai, Research Manager
  • Chan Ning Lee, Clinical Research Fellow
  • Shohista Saidkasimova, Research Fellow
  • Kirthi Varo, Research Fellow
  • Paul Nderitu, Research Fellow
  • James Neffendorf, Research Fellow
  • Noimot Timson, Clinical Trials Co-ordinator
  • George Murphy, Clinical Research Fellow
  • Ignacio Cano Sanchez, Clinical Trials Co-ordinator
  • Lisa Ramazzotto, Assistant Trial Manager