Charles Claoue

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

, London

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Charles Claoue: Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in London

Professor Charles Claoué is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at The Harley Street Diagnostic Eye Centre at 22A. He specialises in advanced and complex cataract surgery, ophthalmic anaesthesia, intraocular lenses, refractive surgery, glaucoma, and intraocular lenses for macular degeneration. He also offers a range of services to private patients in London and Essex.


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Training and experience

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.

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Specialises in

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

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

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.

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Conditions treated

  • 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

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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).

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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.

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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.

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What patients say about Charles Claoue

You've changed my life! The second eye is even better than the first.

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