Prof. Ian Pearce

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, UK

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Professor Ian Pearce is a consultant ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon at St. Paul’s Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, UK, providing specialist services for AMD, vitreoretinal surgery, diabetic eye disease, and uveitis.


Since 1993, Professor Pearce has been involved in clinical research and has been principal/chief investigator for numerous international and national trials of novel treatments and therapies and surgical management of AMD involving radiotherapy.


Professor Pearce is past President of the Ophthalmic Imaging Association, Director of the Clinical Eye Research Centre at St. Paul’s Eye Unit, and member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Scientific Committee. He is the nominated Specialist Clinical Expert Advisor to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence for the appraisal of novel technologies for the treatment of retinal diseases. For the Department of Health, he is Chair of the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens TSE Ophthalmic Subgroup.


As well as delivering numerous invited international and national lectures, Professor Pearce has authored 3 national guidelines, 3 book chapters (Evidenced-based Management of Diabetes, Complications of Vitreo-retinal Surgery, and a chapter in Barton and Powers’ Clinical Negligence) and more than 50 publications, which have been cited >700 times.


Professor Pearce has trained many UK and international retinal specialists through St. Paul’s Eye Unit fellowship programs, and is Regional Advisor for Ophthalmology to Mersey Training Deanery, Mersey Deanery Programme Director for Medical Ophthalmology, and examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.