Professor Charles Claoué is the Senior Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Clinical Lead for Organ Donation at Queen’s Hospital of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals National Health Service Trust in London, and is in independent private practice. He specialises in advanced cataract surgery, intraocular lens design, corneal transplantation, corneal (Femto-LASIK) and lens refractive surgery (including PRELEX) as well as medico-legal aspects of ophthalmology.
Prof Claoué is the only ophthalmologist in the UK who is a Clinical Lead for Organ Donation and sits on the NHS Blood and Transplant Ocular Tissue Advisory Group Retrieval/Allocation sub-group. He is also Treasurer to the International Society of Bilateral Cataract Surgeons, Secretary to the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and a member of the International Intraocular Implant Club, as well as the Liveryman Couchant of the Society of Apothecaries Guild and Freeman of The City of London.
Prof Claoué trained at the University of Cambridge, St Thomas’ Hospital, London and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and holds academic links to the Universities of London, Pretoria (South Africa), Ulster and the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the Royal College of Surgeons (England) and the European Board of Ophthalmology. He has published over 80 articles, chapters and books. Amongst his many achievements, he was the first surgeon to describe PRELEX (PREsbyopic Lens EXchange) and is developing an intraocular lens to help patients with end-stage Age-Related Macular Degeneration.