Samantha Mann has been a consultant ophthalmologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital since 2009. She previously trained as a registrar at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital in North London following completion of an MD in the Phenotyping of Age-related Macular Degeneration whilst a clinical fellow at the Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Hospital.
She is one of three medical retinal consultants leading a busy unit seeing and treating over 300 patients a week with conditions including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusions, genetic eye disease and central serous retinopathy.
Over the past nine years, she has developed a special interest in diabetes and diabetic eye screening at St Thomas’ and is the clinical lead for this service covering 100,000 patients in the south east London region. She is constantly striving to improve the quality of the service further and has been actively involved in compiling the London OCT scanning protocol for use within diabetic eye screening surveillance pathways.
Additionally she has a number of publications on age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye screening including the production of a video called 'Danny’s Story' which tells the story of a young male with diabetes blinded through failure to attend his screening appointments.
Education and training
- Medical school - St Bartholomew’s, London
- Senior house officer ophthalmic rotation - Greenwich, Sidcup, St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital
- Registrar rotation - North Thames (Moorfield’s Eye Hospital)
- MD in medical retina - Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfield’s Eye Hospital
- Age-related macular disease
- Diabetic eye screening
- Harcourt Medal (RCO) 2001
- Medical retinal conditions
- Diabetes and diabetic retinopathy (clinical lead for south east London diabetic eye screening programme)
- Retinal vascular disorders (such as retinal vein occlusions)
- Age-related (and other) macular disease such as central serous retinopathy
- Genetic eye disease
Last updated: April 2022