Dr Tas Braithwaite is a consultant ophthalmologist specialising in the diagnosis and management of inflammatory eye disease (uveitis and scleritis) and neuro-ophthalmic disorders.
Tas takes a particular interest in the holistic care of patients who have vision problems and eye symptoms resulting from autoimmune, autoinflammatory, infectious and neuro-ophthalmic diseases, and she manages patients requiring systemic therapy including immunosuppression and biologic therapy. She worked as a locum consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital, King's College Hospital and The National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, before joining the medical eye unit at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.
Tas aims to deliver predictive, preventive, personalised and participatory medicine to her patients, and to inform evidence-based practice internationally. Working with a network of global collaborators, her research programme focuses on developing tools to better quantify the impacts of eye disease on quality of life, and understanding the epidemiology of eye diseases and associated risk factors.
She holds a dual appointment as adjunct and honorary senior lecturer in the School of Immunology and Microbial Sciences, and the School of Life Course Sciences, King's College London.
Education and training
- DM, Doctor of Medicine, Merton College, University of Oxford (2019)
FRCOphth, Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (2015)
MPH, Master of Public Health, with Certificate in Health Economics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA (2008), attended as a 2008 fulbright postgraduate scholar
MRCP, Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (2007)
MA in Experimental Psychology, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge (2005)
BMBCh (Hons), Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Merton College, University of Oxford (2004)
General internal medicine training on the Royal London Postgraduate Medical Rotation (The Hammersmith Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery)
Ophthalmology training on the north Thames rotation including Moorfields Eye Hospital
- Health informatics
Patient reported outcome measures
- Health economic impact of disease and its treatment
Tas has published dozens of research papers in high impact factor journals, and her work has attracted more than twenty thousand citations. She serves as a contact editor for Cochrane Eyes and Vision, and wrote the chapter on, 'The Eye in General Medicine,' in the foremost international medical text, the Oxford Textbook of Medicine.
Medical eye unit email: [email protected]
Area of expertise: uveitis and neuro-ophthalmology
- Optic neuritis
- Systemic immunosuppression including biologic therapy
Last updated: April 2022