Mr James Neffendorf

Consultant Ophthalmic and Vitreoretinal Surgeon in London


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Professional statement

MrJames Neffendorf is a highly regarded consultant ophthalmic and vitreoretinal surgeon with a specialist interest in cataract surgery, retinal surgery and emergency eye care. His private practice is based at London Lauriston Clinic where he is the deputy medical director.

He is appointed as a consultant ophthalmologist at the internationally renowned King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London. James is an experienced Cataract and Retinal surgeon, with specialist interests in all aspects of retinal disease including retinal detachment surgery, macular hole, floaters, epiretinal membrane, diabetic eye disease, medical retina and complex cataract surgery.

He also sees patients with general and emergency ophthalmic conditions. He is often is often asked by his colleagues to manage patients with particularly challenging cataracts or to assist if cataract surgery has been complicated elsewhere. He undertook his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Cambridge, followed by medical training at University College London, graduating with distinction in clinical medicine and surgery.

He was awarded a degree in Anatomy and Developmental Biology by the University of Cambridge, and has a postgraduate degree in Ophthalmic Research (MD Res) from King's College London for his work into retinal disease and age-related macular degeneration. He was awarded 18 academic prizes and awards during his training. James carried out his postgraduate medical and surgical training at University College London Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital, London.

He was selected for and completed his Ophthalmology training in the prestigious Oxford Deanery. During his training, he undertook an additional 2 year vitreoretinal surgery research fellowship at King's College Hospital in London. His subspecialty advanced senior fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery was performed at St. Thomas' Hospital, London. James is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and regularly serves as an examiner for the College. He is actively involved in retinal research and has presented his work at over 40 international and national meetings.

He is frequently asked to review and critically appraise research for many of the leading ophthalmic specialty journals. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), European Society of Retinal Specialists (EURETINA) and British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons. Aside from his clinical work, James is the medical director of an international artificial intelligence company which analyses ocular biomarkers for the diagnosis and monitoring of ophthalmic and neurological disease.

James enjoys skiing and playing tennis, is a member of the Oxford and Cambridge Club and an Associate Member at the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). He lives in London with his wife Elizabeth, an Oculoplastic surgeon and their son Maximilian.

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