Senior Investigator Profile

TitleProfessor Sir
First NamePeng Tee
SurnameKhaw
Award StatusEmeritus
Current PostProfessor of Ophthalmology and Director
DepartmentBiomedical Research Centre
Telephone020 7608 6887
Emailp.khaw@ucl.ac.uk
InstitutionUCL Institute of Ophthalmology
NHS TrustMoorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Region NameLondon
Primary Research FieldOphthalmology
Secondary Research FieldSurgery
BiographyPeng Tee Khaw, Professor of Glaucoma and Ocular Healing and Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, is Director of the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre in Ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London, Research and Development at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Eyes and Vision Programme at UCL Partners Academic Health Centre. His laboratory group carries out research into the basic biology of healing with a view to developing new treatments for the prevention of scarring and regeneration of tissues after ocular surgery and disease. They have designed inexpensive single applications of intra-operative anti-metabolites based on laboratory discovery, which have led to successful long-term glaucoma surgery clinical trials in the UK, the Far East and Africa. These trials have also shown for the first time that glaucoma progression can be completely stopped by control of scarring. They have developed the Moorfields technique which has led to a dramatic reduction in wound-related complications (more than 75% reduction) that has now been widely adopted around the world. They have patented novel anti-scarring treatments and stem cell therapies for repair and regeneration of the eye and other parts of the body.    The NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Ophthalmology recently carried out the world’s first ocular gene therapy, opened the UK’s first MHRA-accredited human ocular stem cell facility and is pioneering different types of stem cell therapy for ocular regeneration. Professor Khaw is President of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.  
 

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