Keith Barton

Keith Barton is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma Specialist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Honorary Reader, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

His areas of interest are the surgical management of glaucoma, especially aqueous shunt devices, micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) and secondary glaucoma’s, specifically the management of glaucoma in uveitis. Keith runs an NHS clinic at Moorfields Eye Hospital that is uniquely dedicated to the management of glaucoma in uveitis.

Mr Barton has been invited to lecture on every continent, and has received a number of awards including the Charamis Medal at the European Ophthalmological Society in Barcelona 2017 for achievement in the field of Ophthalmic surgery. He is actively involved in surgical teaching, patient education and charitable projects. He has produced patient information on aqueous shunt implantation and trabeculectomy that are available online in several languages and which have been awarded the NHS Information Standard in the UK. He also has established an online resource to help patients and clinicians navigate the proliferation of new glaucoma surgical devices.

Keith Barton also organises and runs glaucoma educational symposia which have attracted significant acclaim, and has co-founded and organised Ophthalmology Futures Forums, industry investor networking events in Ophthalmology, both in Europe and Asia.

Mr Barton has been involved in charitable work and population-based research in Ghana, West Africa as an Investigator in the Tema Eye Survey and is currently an Investigator in the follow-up Tema Eye Survey II. He also regularly takes part in charitable sporting events, the biggest yet was cycling from London to Paris in 24 hours in April 2017, raising nearly £26,000 for the International Glaucoma Association, a charity for patients with glaucoma.