Scott Robbie


Consultant ophthalmic (eye) surgeon


Scott Robbie is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. He joined the team in 2017 and specialises in cornea, cataract, external diseases and refractive surgery. He has over 20 years’ experience in ophthalmology.

Scott trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where he completed two years of advanced corneal surgical training and a further two years as a consultant in cornea, cataract and external diseases. He obtained further experience as a visiting surgeon at University of Iowa Hospitals in the United States in 2015.

He has a postgraduate diploma in cataract and refractive surgery and a PhD in genetics, undertaken at University College London (UCL) Institute of Ophthalmology, where he was involved in the first gene therapy trial for an eye condition and engaged in collaborations with GlaxoSmithKline amongst others. As a National Institute for Health Research clinical lecturer at Moorfields, he obtained funding to develop work on the use of gene therapy viral vectors to treat corneal disease and he continues work as a research associate at UCL.

Scott was selected as one of the eye surgeons responsible for providing care to athletes in the Athlete’s Village at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. He maintains a broad research interest that encompasses novel therapeutics and intraocular lens technologies.

Scott is a member of the following professional bodies:

  • FRCOphth (Fellow of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists)
  • UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (UKISCRS)
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

Education and training

  • Cert LRS (certificate of laser refractive surgery, Royal College of Ophthalmologists)
  • PGDip (cataract and refractive surgery; University of Ulster)
  • PhD, genetics (University College London)
  • Core MBA (ESCP Europe)
  • BSc experimental pathology (University of London)
  • MBBS (Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital)

Research interests

  • Novel therapeutic approaches to corneal disease, including gene, stem cell-based therapies and laser eye surgery techniques
  • Collaborative work with GlaxoSmithKline and the University of Bristol on new treatments for ocular neovascularisation and inflammation
  • Three years of advanced specialisation in the medical and surgical management of complex corneal and external eye disease, corneal transplantation and cataract at Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • Part of team developing new intraocular lenses designed for patients with macular disease, alongside optical physicist Professor Pablo Artal (University of Murcia, Spain)
  • Research associate, Department of Genetics, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Scott Robbie has over 50 conference presentations and over 38 scientific publications.

Scott Robbie's publications on PubMed.

Last updated: April 2022

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