Professor Ian Pearce MB ChB BSc FRCOPHTH
Professor Pearce is Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon at St Paul’s Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital and the Liverpool Eye Clinic, One Penny Lane providing specialist services for AMD, Vitreo-Retinal surgery (including macular hole, vitreomacular traction and epiretinal membranes), Diabetic Eye Disease, Uveitis and Cataract surgery.
He is Director of the Clinical Eye Research Centre at St Paul’s Eye Unit and Honorary Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at the University of Liverpool’s Department of Eye and Vision Science.
Since 1993, Mr Pearce has been involved in clinical research to deliver the highest quality care to patients with retinal disease. He has been principal/chief investigator for numerous international and national trials of novel treatments and therapies such as intravitreal injections of Ozurdex, Lucentis, Eylea, Avastin and Ocriplasmin (Jetrea) and surgical management of AMD involving radiotherapy.
He is ex-President of the Ophthalmic Imaging Association, and member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Professional Standards Committee. He is the nominated Specialist Clinical Expert Advisor to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for the appraisal of novel technologies including Lucentis, Eylea, Ozurdex , Ocriplasmin (Jetrea) and intraocular radiotherapy. For the Department of Health he is chair of the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens TSE Ophthalmic Sub-group.
As well as delivering numerous invited international and national lectures Mr Pearce has authored 3 National Guidelines, 3 Book Chapters ( Evidenced-based Management of Diabetes, Complications of Vitreo-retinal Surgery, Barton and Powers Clinical Negligence) and over 60 publications cited >1000 times .
He has trained many UK and international retinal specialists through St Paul’s Eye Unit fellowship programmes, is Regional Representative for the Royal College of Opthalmologists, Mersey Deanery Programme Director for Medical Ophthalmology and examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
Mr Pearce’s clinical work at the forefront of management of retinal disease has been highlighted by several articles by Sky News, BBC and Daily Mail :
Further Details can be found at Mr Pearce’s personal Website