Manchester Royal Hospital Eye Surgeon named one of world’s most influential
A Manchester eye-surgeon has been named as one of the most
influential eye specialists in the world.
Mr Stephen Charles, a Consultant Ophthalmologist and
Vitreoretinal surgeon at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, has been
named in The Ophthalmologist Magazine's Top 100 Most Powerful List
2016 following a voting process involving 18,000 readers.
Mr Charles has extensive expertise in the surgical and medical
treatments of vitreous and retinal diseases, including one of the
most common causes of sight loss in the UK: Age-Related Macular
Degeneration. He also specialises in retinal detachment, diabetic
eye disease, retinal vein occlusions and modern cataract surgery.
He joined the Trust in 1997 and currently leads the hospital's
Medical and Surgical Retina Service.
He is also a prominent educator, organising the internationally
recognized Vitreoretinal Fellowship program at Manchester Royal Eye
Hospital which ran for 11 years until 2011. He trains
vitreo-retinal surgeons from across the globe, including Europe,
Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.
Stephen Dickson, Director for Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
said: "It's wonderful to have yet another member of our team
recognised for their achievements.
"Mr Charles fully deserves this credit. He is a magnificent
surgeon, a caring clinician, a great educator and key member of our
leadership team. We are very proud to work alongside him at
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital."