Professor Adnan Tufail


Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Specialties at a glance

Professor Tufail is one of the leading ophthalmic surgeons in the UK. He is the clinical and research lead at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London for age-related macular degeneration and has worked as a consultant here since 2002. Specialities Include:

  • Ophthalmology
  • Medical retina disorders
  • Cataract surgery in patients with retinal disorders
  • Retinal imaging & laser surgery
  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO)
  • Uveitis
  • Central serous retinopathy (CSR)
  • Myopia and myopic retinal degeneration
  • Watering eye
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Eye floaters
  • Dry eye

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      About Professor Tufail

      Prof. Adnan Tufail is a highly regarded consultant ophthalmologist in the medical retina service at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. He is an expert in medical and inflammatory diseases of the retina and choroid. He has extensive experience treating common retinal conditions such as uveitis, as well as more complex issues such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopath, central serous retinopathy and myopic retinal degeneration.

      Professor Tufail trained at Guy’s Hospital Medical School, University of London. Following a two-year fellowship in medical retina at Moorfields Eye Hospital, he then pursued training at the Vanderbilt Medical Centre, Nashville, and a further two and half years undertaking clinical training in uveitis at the Jules Stein Eye Hospital, Los Angeles.

      He is currently Professor of Ophthalmology at University College London with extensive clinical and research experience. He is Clinical and Research Lead at Moorfields Eye Hospital for treatments for age-related macular degeneration. He also co-leads the £16 million Macustar Consortium, which unites industry and academia to drive dry AMD research, is the clinical lead of the largest-ever UK Medical Research Council grant to develop novel non-VEGF anti-angiogenic therapies.

      NHS and Academic Posts

      Consultant Ophthalmologist Moorfields Eye Hospital, Honorary Senior Lecturer at The Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London. NIHR Theme Lead for Translational Research in Age-related Macular Degeneration.

      Additional information

      Professor Tufail Speaks Hindi & Urdu

      Articles & Videos

      Professor Tufail’s main subspecialty is medical retina disorders – with current areas of research including novel therapies for dry AMD, choroidal neovascularization, and diabetic retinopathy. Professor Tufail has published more than 80 peer-reviewed journal articles. But most notably, he was a co-principal investigator in the seminal ABC Trial examining bevacizumab for neovascular AMD. The ABC Trial became a cornerstone for anti-VEGF treatment protocols for wet-AMD therapy within the NHS.

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