Dr Richard Lee is a highly skilled consultant ophthalmologist based in London. He specialises in treating glaucoma and cataracts and has expertise in all areas of ophthalmology. He is the lead clinician of the glaucoma service at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, where his expertise in glaucoma surgery, including using laser technology has benefitted many patients.
Dr Lee qualified from University College London before completing specialist ophthalmology training in the London Deanery. He went on to gain his MSc in Surgical Technology at Imperial College London, which was awarded with distinction for his thesis to optimise an artificial cornea device. He subsequently undertook a clinical research fellowship funded by a prestigious National Institute for Health Research innovation award in which he worked on the development of a new surgical glaucoma device. This culminated in the award of a PhD from the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and an international translational research award from the International Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).
Dr Lee has published over 50 research papers including a number of book chapters. He has presented both nationally and internationally and has served on several committees including with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the British Ophthalmic Anaesthesia Society and the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He maintains an active interest in research and surgical innovation.