Professor Peter Charbel Issa

Ophthalmology 07028532

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Specialises in

  • Medical
  • Surgical retinal


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About me

Professor Peter Charbel Issa is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in retinal diseases. After his undergraduate training in Jena, Freiburg and London, he received his clinical and research training at the Universities of Würzburg, Bonn and Oxford. He was appointed Professor of Ophthalmology in 2013 (Chair for Degenerative Retinal Diseases) at the University of Bonn, Germany, where he was also Coordinator for Ophthalmology in the Centre for Rare Diseases. He returned to Oxford in 2016 where his research is focused on inherited retinal dystrophies including Stargardt disease and retinitis pigmentosa, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and retinal imaging/phenotyping.
His research work has resulted in numerous awards and distinctions, including the prestigious Marie-Curie-Fellowship, the Research Award of the German Society of Ophthalmology, the Macula Research Award for the prevention of blindness, and a GEROK-Scholarship. He is a member of the scientific advisory board of the ProRetina patient organization, co-organizer for the “ProRetina Research Colloquium”, elected member of the “Retinal Dystrophies Expert Committee” of the European Vision Institute Clinical Research Network, and is consultant for several biotech and pharmaceutical companies. He is author of over 190 peer-reviewed articles and serves as Editorial Board Member of the journals RETINA and Ophthalmic Research.

Areas of interest

Cataract; Eye disorders; Retinal disease; Age-related macular degeneration; AMD; CNV; wet AMD; choroidal neovascularization; Macular hole; Epiretinal membrane; Diabetic retinopathy; Retinal vein occlusion; Retinitis pigmentosa; Retinal dystrophy; Macular dystrophy; Inherited retinal disease; Stargardt disease; Macular telangiectasia; Pseudoxanthoma elasticum; PXE; Retinal surgery; Vitreoretinal surgery; Laser surgery; YAG laser; capsulotomy; posterior capsular opacificaiton; PCO; Visual disorders; Medical retina; Macular disorders; Anterior segment disorders / surgery; Intravitreal Injection; Eylea; Lucentis; Ozurdex; Illuvien

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Procedures completed

  • C7122

    Ultrasound phacoemulsification of cataract, with lens implant - unilateral (including topical or local anaesthetic) - (5-50)

  • C7982

    Pars plana vitrectomy with internal tamponade, scleral buckling and retinopexy with dissection or excision of epiretinal membrane/macular surgery - (1-5)

  • C7340

    Yag laser photodisruption of posterior capsule of lens (including laser capsulotomy) - unilateral - (1-5)

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