Charles Claoue

Charles Claoue

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon


Tel: 020 8852 8522Email:

I specialise in...

  • Cataract surgery
  • Corneal disease
  • Laser refractive surgery
  • External eye disease and surgery
  • Dry eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Conjunctivochalasis
  • Blepharitis

Accreditation and admitting rights

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Charles Claoue

Professor Charles Claoué is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at The Harley Street Diagnostic Eye Centre at 22A. He also offers a range of services to private patients in London and Essex.

Following medical and surgical training at the University of Cambridge where he was a Churchill Scholar, Professor Claoué's ophthalmic training began at Southampton Eye Hospital and continued as a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at the University of Bristol and Bristol Eye Hospital. He then trained at St Thomas' Hospital, London and Moorfields Eye Hospital where he undertook fellowships in Anterior Segment and Corneal disease and Ophthalmic Primary Care. 

During his training Professor Claoué was awarded the Hamilton Bailey Prize of the International College of Surgeons. He is an Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Academic University of Pretoria, Republic of South Africa, and Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology at the University of London, as well as a consultant to Rayner Intraocular Lenses Limited, the only British intraocular lens manufacturer and the company who made the first IOL.


Professor Claoué offers private out-patient consultations, diagnosis, advice and treatment for patients with ophthalmic problems. Home visits, day-case and in-patient ophthalmic surgery are also available.

As a Bond Solon and Professional Solutions trained medical expert in ophthalmology and a Member of the Academy of Experts, Professor Claoué also provides second opinions and medico-legal work.

Read patient testimonials of treatment with Professor Claoué.

Clinical interests

Professor Claoué's special interests include advanced cataract surgery (including no-needle, no-stitch, no-pad surgery and multifocal IOLs), corneal disease and complex corneal surgery, external eye disease and surgery, dry eye and blepharitis, excimer laser surgery for refractive errors (LASIK) and refractive lens exchange, particularly for presbyopia (PRELEX).

Research interests

Professor Claoué works at the forefront of cataract surgery and laser vision correction. He is regularly invited to lecture abroad on advanced aspects of cataract and refractive surgery including ophthalmic anaesthesia. To date, he has lectured in over 50 countries and received many prestigious awards.

Arabic translators

The Platinum Medical Centre and The Harley Street Eye Centre at 22A are happy to provide arabic translators, to make your treatment process simpler.

Professional details


BA(Hons), BChir, MB, MA(Cantab), MD, DO, FRCS(Eng), FRCOphth, FEBO, MAE

Qualified in 1982 in United Kingdom

Registrations and licensing

  • General Medical Council (GMC)

    Registration no.: 2745831
    Date of registration: 01-Feb-1983

Memberships and associations

Charles Claoue is a member of the following professional associations and organisations...

European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Royal College of Surgeons of England Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


UKISCRS Silver Pin Award

SASCRS Kritzinger Medal

International Academy for Advances in Ophthalmology Distinguished Services to Ophthalmology Gold Medal

Member of Elite International Intraocular Implant Club

Treatments provided by Charles Claoue

Professor Charles Claoué offers a wide range of ophthalmic services and treatments for conditions including cataracts, glaucoma, dry eyes, keratitis, corneal problems, poor vision and viral eye disease.

His initial consultation fee can range from £0 to £350.

Conditions treated include:

  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharospasm
  • Central retinal artery occlusion
  • Colour blindness
  • Corneal abrasion
  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Ectropion/ entropion of the lower eyelid
  • Epiphora (watery eye)
  • Glaucoma
  • Horner's syndrome
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Infective conjunctivitis
  • Iritis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy eye
  • Long-sightedness
  • Macular degeneration
  • Meibomian cyst
  • Posterior vitreous detachment (floaters and flashes)
  • Pterygium
  • Ptosis
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Shingles
  • Short-sightedness (myopia)
  • Sight loss
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Squint
  • Thyroid eye disease
  • Trachoma

Treatments, operations and tests

  • Cataract surgery
  • Cornea transplant
  • Eye removal
  • False eye removal and exchange
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Laser correction of poor sight (LASEK) (per eye)
  • Laser correction of poor sight (LASIK) (per eye)
  • Laser correction of poor sight (Wavefront) (per eye)
  • Lens replacement for poor eye sight (IOL)
  • Squint correction

Internet details


The Platinum Medical Centre  

The Wellington Hospital
15-17 Lodge Road

  • Consulting room
Main phone: 020 8852 8522
Main email:

Other locations I work at

Spire Hartswood Hospital  

Eagle Way
CM13 3LE

Main phone: 020 8852 8522
Main email:
  • Consulting room

Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital  

Shenfield Road
CM15 8EH

Main phone: 020 8852 8522
Main email:
  • Consulting room

The Wellington Hospital  

8A Wellington Place

The Harley Street Eye Centre at 22A  

22A Harley Street

Main phone: 020-8852-8522
Main email:

Medicare Francais  

198-200 Earls Court Road

  • Consulting room

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