Louis Clearkin
Tel: 0044 151 604 7047 L.Clearkin@liverpool.ac.uk

Curriculum Vitæ

Ophthalmologist with special training and expertise in medical retinal disorders, particularly ocular inflammatory diseases, wet AMD (age-related macular degeneration), retinal vein occlusion and diabetic retinopathy.

CLINICAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1982-1988 Registrar/Senior Registrar St. Paul's Eye Hospital, Liverpool
1987 Clinical Fellow Retinal Diagnostic Department, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
1988 Visiting Fellow Harvard Medical School, Boston USA, Johns Hopkins University,
  Baltimore, USA
1988-1992 Consultant Ophthalmologist, Barnsley District Health Authority
  Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology Sheffield University

PRESENT POSTS
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon –

  • Arrowe Park Hospital, Upton, Wirral
  • SPIRE Murrayfield Hospital, Wirral

Honorary Lecturer in Ophthalmology at The University of Liverpool
Research Fellow in Risk and Uncertainty in The Department of Engineering at University of Liverpool University (affiliated with The Ocular Biomechanics group)
Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology, St George’s University, Grenada
Formerly Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at The Ohio State University, USA
Sometime Visiting Lecturer in Physic at Gresham College London

MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED SOCIETIES

British Medical Association
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
North of England Ophthalmological Society
Oxford Ophthalmological Congress
Royal College of Surgeons London
United Kingdom Intraocular Implant Society
Academy of Experts
British Ophthalmic Anaesthesia Association - Council Member
Member of the Panel of Examiners, Royal College of Physician and Surgeons, Glasgow
Member of the Panel of Examiners, Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Former Member A.V.M.A. Doctor's Panel
Expert Advisor in Ophthalmology to The General Medical Council

Founder and Chairman of the APACHE charity, which has raised considerable funds for equipment for training, diagnosis and treatment.

Lead Clinician for ocular inflammatory disease at Wirral NHS Trust since 1992.

GMC registration number 242 7885.


Following general medical and surgical training at The University of Sheffield, leading to the degree of MB ChB, I worked in House Officer posts within the university's hospitals. This was followed by Senior House Officer posts in histopathology and haematology. I subsequently moved to the Regional Neurosurgery Department at Leeds General Infirmary.

My ophthalmology training began with a Senior House Officer post in that hospital, followed by the university's Tutor post. I continued my training with Registrar and then Senior Registrar posts at St Paul's Eye Hospital, Liverpool. During this time I was seconded to Moorfields Eye Hospital as Fellow to Professor Alan Bird in the Retinal Diagnostic Department, gaining specialist training in the management of medical retinal disorders. Later I worked as Consultant Ophthalmologist for the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind in St Vincent, West Indies. Prior to taking up my consultant post in South Yorkshire, I was Visiting Fellow in Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School Boston, The Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore and Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia.

I am a member of the volunteer Visiting Faculty of ORBIS International, and have worked for them in India, Sudan, Mali and Haiti in addition to having worked at St John's Hospital, Jerusalem as Locum Consultant.

My thesis " An Investigation of Homeostasis in Retinal Vein Occlusion" was accepted by The University of Sheffield in 1992. I am principal or co-author on over 50 peer-reviewed and other publications on various topics in ophthalmology.

I am an examiner for both The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.