Past Pupil Profiles

Professor Johnny Moore

Johnny completed a medical degree from Queens University Belfast (QUB), trained in ophthalmology in the Department of Ophthalmology, Belfast before gaining a fellowship in Flinders hospital South Australia and then a PhD in Ophthalmology from QUB after spending a year in a research fellowship position in Harvard Medical School, Boston under the tutelage of Professor Tony Adamis and Professor Dimitri Azar.

Since 2007 Johnny has been in a consultant ophthalmology position in the Mater Hospital, Belfast Trust, where he has developed and ran the anterior segment service, introducing and developing new technical procedures such as DSAEK procedures, INTACs, Crosslinking, topography guided laser treatments to manage irregular corneal astigmatism and opacities, novel pterygium operative techniques, mechanisms to manage more accurately IOL power predictions after corneal refractive treatments and more recently the use of fingertip blood to manage chronic non healing corneal ulcers. Johnny is also owner and Medical Director of Cathedral Eye Clinic which offers specialist expertise in laser and refractive surgery, cataract surgery, anterior segment surgery, medical and surgical retina and oculoplastic surgery. The Clinic also has a strong commitment to evidence based research to improve patient care and The Cathedral Eye Research Foundation has sponsored numerous research activities over the years including sponsorship of Dr Victoria McGilligan’s secondment to colleagues in Harvard Medical School Boston

Johnny himself is also actively involved in research with Professor Tara Moore at the University of Ulster in the development of novel genetic tools designed to manage various corneal and ocular surface pathologies. He also works closely with Dr Andrew Nesbit and Dr Sarah Atkinson in identifying novel gene causes for various ocular pathologies presenting at this clinics. He is co applicant on many vision science research grants, is chief investigator on a number of projects, supervises numerous PhD students, publishes in various high impact journals and presents at many international meetings. Currently Professor J E Moore is an active reviewer for many different international ophthalmic journals.

Significant publications have been achieved due to a result of the research efforts of Johnny and collaborators.