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Charles Claoue

Charles Claoue
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, London

BA(Hons), BChir, MB, MA(Cantab), MD, DO, FRCS(Eng), FRCOphth, FEBO, MAE

Charles Claoué is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in London. He specialises in advanced and complex cataract surgery, ophthalmic anaesthesia, intraocular lenses, refractive surgery, glaucoma, and intraocular lenses for macular degeneration.


Professor Charles Claoué's ophthalmic training began at Southampton Eye Hospital, then continued as Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at the University of Bristol and Bristol Eye Hospital. He then trained at St Thomas' Hospital, London and Moorfields Eye Hospital where he undertook fellowships in Anterior Segment and Corneal disease and Ophthalmic Primary Care. 


During his training he was awarded the Hamilton Bailey Prize of the International College of Surgeons. Professor Charles Claoué is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with the NHS at The Queen's Hospital, London, and he has a thriving private practice. He is regularly invited to lecture abroad on advanced aspects of cataract and refractive surgery including ophthalmic anaesthesia. 


He is an Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Academic University of Pretoria, Republic of South Africa, and Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology at the University of London. He is a consultant to Rayner Inraocular Lenses Limited, the only British intraocular lens manufacturer and the company who made the first IOL.

    Clinical interests

  • Professor Claoué's special interests include advanced cataract surgery (including no-needle, no-stitch, no-pad surgery and multifocal IOLs), corneal disease and complex corneal surgery, external eye disease and surgery, dry eye and blepharitis, excimer laser surgery for refractive errors (LASIK) and refractive lens exchange, particularly for presbyopia (PRELEX).

    Research interests

  • Professor Claoué works at the forefront of cataract surgery and laser vision correction. He is regularly invited to lecture abroad on advanced aspects of cataract and refractive surgery including ophthalmic anaesthesia. To date, he has lectured in over 50 countries and received many prestigious awards.

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