|Frank Larkin MD FRCPI FRCOphth
Consultant ophthalmic surgeon, Cornea & External Diseases service, Moorfields Eye Hospital & Honorary professor, University College London.
Heads three cornea & external diseases referral clinics weekly and undertakes or supervises over 150 corneal transplants annually. In Moorfields he served as Cornea service director 2001-07 and has been director of the NIHR Moorfields Clinical Research Facility since 2012, the UK government funded facility for ophthalmic new treatment trials. His research has mainly concerns corneal transplantation, ranging from the pathways to immune rejection in experimental models to graft outcomes in patients. His most recent research grant supports a randomised trial of corneal cross-linking in children with progressive keratoconus. He has published over 100 original articles in peer-reviewed journals, 37 reviews and book chapters, and co-edited four books. Awards include the Coster medal (2013), Montgomery medal (2016) and visiting professorships in Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary (2014) and the Wilmer Eye Institute (2015). He commenced as editor-in-chief of the British Journal of Ophthalmology in 2021.