Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon,Nottingham University Hospitals,UK
Stephen Vernon has been a consultant ophthalmologist at University Hospital Nottingham since 1986 with interests in glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology. He trained in Bristol, Oxford and Baltimore. His higher degree (DM) was on Glaucoma detection and he has published two textbooks, and >170 papers and articles being best known for his research papers and lectures on glaucoma. He has been the Treasurer and then President of the Midland Ophthalmological Society (2000), joint founding Chairman of the Midland Glaucoma Society, Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) Regional Advisor, and Chairman and lead author of the RCOphth Guidelines on Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension (1997 and 2004). In 2003 he chaired the UK Department of Health Working Party on Care Pathways in Glaucoma, and lead the RCOphth response to the NICEglaucoma guidelines (2008/9) going on to lead the RCOphth team on the joint RCOphth and College of Optometrists Guidelines on referral for suspect glaucoma (2009/10). He is the current chair of the RCOphth International Medical Graduates Sub-Committee, and is an examiner for the College of Optometrists as well as the RCOphth. Formally a council member for the UK and Eire Glaucoma Society, he is now a “past Chairman” having revised the format of the Society in 2005.
Cataract surgery, Glaucoma surgery, Laser treatment for glaucoma, Diabetic retinopathy,Neuro-ophthalmology