Tom Williamson

Consultant ophthalmologist


Tom Williamson is a consultant ophthalmologist (eye) surgeon at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. He performs vitreoretinal surgery and has a wide experience retinal disease surgery. Around 500 operations are performed under his care every year.

Tom has established Eyehope charity and volunteers for Fight for Sight and the World Sight Foundation. He has had many leadership roles, including:

  • ophthalmology training programme director in London
  • director of Consultants Eye Surgeons Partnership South London
  • director of the London Claremont Clinic

He examines for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

He has been the president of the British and Eire Vitreoretinal Society and has a visiting professorship in engineering and biological sciences at the University of Surrey.

He performs investigations to find out how to increase the success rates and reduce the risk of complex surgery. He has lectured internationally on this subject.

Education and training

  • Ophthalmology training in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Cambridge and London
  • University of Glasgow, 1984

Research interests

  • Artificial intelligence detection of retinal disease
  • Investigation and design of new surgical methods
  • Application of technology in clinical care
  • Psychophysical tests in clinical retinal assessment


  • North of England ophthalmological society medal, 2012
  • Visiting professor, University of Hong Kong
  • Faculty member of numerous international meetings
  • Committee member of Vail Vitrectomy


Tom has published 4 books and his text Vitreoretinal Surgery (Springer) is used for training in vitreoretinal surgery internationally.

He has over 190 publications on clinical topics in vitreoretinal surgery and ophthalmology.

Tom Williamson's publications on PubMed.

Tom Williamson's publications on Google Scholar.

Last updated: March 2023

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