Professor William Ayliffe

Professor William Ayliffe

BSc MB BS FRCS(Ed) FRCS(Lond) FRCOphth PhD

Ophthalmology

38 years of experience
25 years as a specialist

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4.91

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Subspecialties

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataract
  • Emergency Ophthalmology
  • Refractive Surgery / Surgical Solutions
  • Retina
  • Vision Correction Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2597100
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    Practices worked at

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    946 reviews

    About

    Professor William Ayliffe is an internationally renowned Consultant Ophthalmologist. He is an Emeritus Professor of Medicine & Biology at Gresham College and formerly Honorary Professor of Vision at City University. He sees patients at Lister Hospital privately.

    He graduated with a first in Immunology at Imperial College London and qualified in medicine at St. Bartholomew's Hospital London. Following this he completed his postgraduate training in in Ophthalmology at Manchester, Bristol, Oxford and Harvard Universities. He completed his PhD thesis on mechanisms of corneal transplant failure.

    Professor Ayliffe specialises in inflammatory eye diseases and corneal and cataract surgery. He has performed thousands of restorative operations and was a pioneer for micro-incision surgery using sub 2mm incisions and the use of realistic iris prosthetic implants for badly damaged eyes.

    He has developed a local and tertiary referral service for cornea, uveitis and inflammatory eye disease. He has also worked in a number of emerging economies around the globe and with ORBIS, the international flying eye hospital.

    Outside of his work as a clinician and teacher, Professor Ayliffe continues to carry out research into the prevention of blindness.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Cataract Surgery
    • Glaucoma Surgery
    • Complex Cataract Surgery
    • Corneal Transplantation
    • Uveitis and inflammatory eye conditions
    • Corneal Dystrophy
    • Macular Degeneration
    • Macular Haemorrhage
    • MGD (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction)
    • Floaters (Eye)
    • Glaucoma
    • Eye Problems
    • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
    • Corneal Disease
    • Corneal Ectasia
    • Cataracts
    • Blepharitis
    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

    Procedures

    • Cataract Surgery
    • Urgent Eye Care
    • Complex Cataract Surgery
    • Corneal Transplantation
    • Eye Test
    • Glaucoma Surgeries
    • Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)
    • Intravitreal Injection
    • Iridoplasty
    • Iridotomy
    • Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK/PRK/LASEK)
    • Meibography
    • Minor Eyelid Procedures
    • Multifocal Intraocular Lens
    • New Eye Exam
    • Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)
    • Orbital Surgeries
    • Retinal Imaging
    • Routine Eye Exam
    • Scleral Contact Lenses
    • Specialist Contact Lenses
    • Trabeculectomy
    • Trabeculoplasty (SLT)
    • iStent
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    Special interests

    • Cataracts
    • Uveitis
    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
    • Astigmatism
    • Corneal Disease
    • Glaucoma
    • Keratoconus
    • Macular Degeneration
    • Amblyopia
    • Blepharitis
    • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
    • Corneal Ectasia
    • Demodex
    • Dry Eyes
    • Eye Infection
    • Eye Problems
    • Floaters (Eye)
    • Lazy Eye
    • Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)
    • Macular Haemorrhage
    • Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)
    • Presbyopia
    • Vision Problems
    • Visual Stress
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    Education

    Education:

    • BSc Imperial College London,1979
    • MB St Bartholomew's Hospital,1982
    • PhD University of Manchester,1993

    Memberships:

    • Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and London
    • Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London
    • American Academy of Ophthalmology
    • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
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