Professor Chris Hammond

Ophthalmologist in London

MA MD MRCP FRCOphth

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Professor Chris Hammond is a highly experienced ophthalmologist based in London who has over 20 years of experience. He treats ophthalmological diseases like squint, myopia, and cataracts in both adults and children. In addition, Professor Hammond is one of the leading international researchers into the genetic epidemiology of common eye diseases, including cataracts, glaucoma, myopia (short sight), dry eye disease and age-related macular degeneration.

He's won several fellowships and awards, including the prestigious NIHR Senior Research Fellowship in 2008 for his innovative and groundbreaking research. Professor Hammond currently serves as frost chair of ophthalmology at King's College London and can be found at his private clinic or St. Thomas' Hospital. He has been the frost professor of ophthalmology at King's College London and a consultant at Guy's and St Thomas' since 2011.

He was a senior registrar at St Thomas' and completed his paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital, all in London. He was appointed as a consultant at Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust in 2000. Professor Hammond has previously been training as programme director and regional adviser for the London Deanery/RCOphth and is the ophthalmology lead for the London (South) Comprehensive Local Research Network. Professor Hammond's research group is based in the department of twin research at Guy's and St Thomas' and identifies genetic variants associated with these eye conditions, looking at environmental and genetic factors and their interactions.

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20/10/2023

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Very friendly, honest and professional

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13/10/2023

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A thoughtful and sensitive man.

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01/07/2023

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Excellent Happy with diagnosis and proposed treatment Very nice manner

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21/03/2022

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Lovely man, listened to what I had to say without interrupting, advised and recommended eye drops which helped greatly


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