Claoué is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in London. He specialises in advanced and
complex cataract surgery, ophthalmic anaesthesia, intraocular lenses,
refractive surgery, glaucoma, and intraocular lenses for macular degeneration.
About Charles Claoué: Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Professor Charles Claoué's
ophthalmic training began at Southampton Eye Hospital, then continued
as Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at the University of Bristol and Bristol Eye Hospital. He then
trained at St Thomas' Hospital, London and Moorfields Eye Hospital where he
undertook fellowships in Anterior Segment and Corneal disease and Ophthalmic
During his training he was awarded the Hamilton Bailey Prize
of the International College of Surgeons. Professor Charles
Claoué is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with the NHS at The Queen's Hospital, London, and he
has a thriving private practice. He is regularly invited to lecture abroad on
advanced aspects of cataract and refractive surgery including ophthalmic
He is an Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the
Academic University of Pretoria, Republic of South Africa, and Honorary
Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology at the University of London. He is a
consultant to Rayner Inraocular Lenses Limited, the only British intraocular
lens manufacturer and the company who made the first IOL.
Eye conditions treated by Charles Claoué in London and
Out-patient consultations, home visits, day-case and
in-patient ophthalmic surgery are available, as are diagnosis, advice and
treatment for patients with
Prof Claoué provides second opinions and assist with
medico-legal work. Special interests include advanced cataract surgery (including
no-needle, no-stitch, no-pad surgery and multifocal IOLs), corneal disease,
external eye disease and surgery, dry eye and blepharitis, and excimer laser surgery for refractive errors.
An inflammatory condition affecting the eye lid edges. It
is common and cannot usually be completed cured by a single course of
treatment. However, this condition can be managed so that there is minimal
discomfort and irritation.
Within the eye there is a lens. This is normally
transparent like window glass. When it becomes hazy like bathroom window
glass, it is called a cataract. When the vision is affected to such an extent
that normal daily activities are difficult, then surgery should be
considered. It is no longer necessary to wait for the cataract to become ripe
or for all vision to be lost before undertaking the cataract operation.
Squint / strabismus
When we look at things that are close to us, two things
must happen. We focus on the object to see it clearly, and our eyes converge
or turn inwards so that they both point exactly at the object we wish to see.
These two things, focussing and convergence are controlled by the brain in a
very tightly linked fashion, making it difficult or impossible to do one
without also doing the other.
Laser vision correction
This treatment has helped many thousands of people to see
without spectacles, including Mr. Charles Claoué. If you are unhappy about
wearing glasses or contact lenses, why not find out if you could be suitable
for this treatment? All our doctors hold positions as Consultant Ophthalmic
Surgeons at a NHS Hospital.
Qualifications and professional memberships
Prof Charles Claoué was awarded an open exhibition in
natural sciences to study medical sciences at the University of Cambridge, from
where he was awarded the following degrees: BA(Hons), BChir, MB, and
MA(Cantab). Whilst at Cambridge, he became a Churchill Scholar, and won a
Clinical Distinction in his Surgery final examinations.
Charles Claoué is a Professional Solutions and Bond Solon Trained Expert
Medical Witness and can provide reports on personal injury claims and
clinical negligence cases. Approaches for medico-legal work should always be
via the secretariat on: 020 8852 8522 or in writing to: D.B.C.G.
36 New Atlas Wharf, Arnhem Place, London, E14 3SS
Where can I get eye surgery and treatment with Prof Claoué?
119 Harley Street
Brentwood Nuffield Hospital