Anthony Moore

Professor Tony Moore is an honorary consultant ophthalmologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) where he has worked since 2001.

He is also Professor of Ophthalmology at the University College London (UCL)'s Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital where he is Head of the Division of Inherited Eye Disease.


  • children's eye conditions

  • squint (strabismus) in children

  • inherited eye disease

  • childhood retinal disorders


Qualifications and training

  • MA BM BCh FRCS FRCOphth FMedSci

Professor Moore received his undergraduate degrees from Oxford University. After completing a degree in animal physiology he qualified in Medicine and Surgery. After house jobs he trained in Ophthalmology at The Oxford Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. He then completed two one-year fellowships in paediatric ophthalmology at GOSH and then at the Hospital for Sick Children Toronto. Following this he spent two years as clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and the Institute of Child Health In London.

In 1986 he took up a consultant post at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge before moving back to UCL in 2001 to take up a his post as the Duke-Elder Professor of Ophthalmology.

Professor Moore was elected a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2005. He is currently Chairman of the Scientific Committee and Vice President of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Research interests

His main research interest is in the field of the molecular genetic basis of inherited eye disorders, particularly those that affect the retina. The long-term research aim is to develop novel therapies for inherited retinal dystrophies, a major cause of blindness in children and young adults. 

He has a strong track record in research and has published over 250 peer reviewed papers, two books and more than 30 book chapters.


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