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Professor Colin Willoughby

Consultant Ophthalmologist

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Professor Willoughby is a Professor of Ophthalmology in Ulster University and a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust where he practices in cataract surgery and glaucoma.

Professor Willoughby is a Professor of Ophthalmology in Ulster University and a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust where he practices in cataract surgery and glaucoma.

Professor Willoughby has trained in Liverpool and Canada and has worked as a clinical-academic in Queen’s University Belfast, the University of Liverpool, and Ulster University. He runs an active laboratory programme which uses genomic information and technologies to understand ocular biology and mechanisms, in health and disease states. The main aim of his research is to improve the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of two major worldwide blinding disorders: corneal blindness and glaucoma.

He is a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the International Society for Eye Research and lectures nationally and internationally on glaucoma, corneal diseases and genetics.

Prof Colin Willoughby has over 100 published articles and reviews, cited over 3900 times

Practising At

Kingsbridge Private Hospital

Current NHS Posts 

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.

Professor of Ophthalmology, Ulster University.

Personal profile

Professor Willoughby keeps busy through his work, however to relax he enjoys nice meals out, Formula 1, travelling and doing gardening when he can.

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Anatomy (First Class)

University of Liverpool 1988

MB ChB (Hons)

University of Liverpool 1991

MD

University of Liverpool 2004

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth)

1996

Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training

2004

Professional bodies (Positions held in last 3 years)

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

UK and Eire Glaucoma Society

Bowman Corneal Society

British Medical Association

European Glaucoma Society

European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)

Publications

5 book chapter

Over 100 published articles and reviews, cited over 3900 times

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1246-4166
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Colin_Willoughby

Treatments and areas of interest

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma

Kingsbridge Private Hospital
811-815 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7GX

Kingsbridge North West
Church Hill House Main Street Ballykelly BT49 9HS

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