Moorfields Eye Hospital
John Saunders Suite
162 City Road
EC1V 2PD - Map -
(NHS and Private)

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Great Ormond Street
WC1N 3JH - Map -
(NHS and Private)

London Claremount Clinic (Private only)
50-52 New Cavendish Street
W1G 8TL - Map -

Mr John L Brookes Consultant Eye Surgeon


Moorfields Eye Hospital is an Internationally renowned teaching Hospital and perhaps one of the most famous Eye Hospitals in the world, with an unprecedented reputation for excellence in clinical management and research of ocular disease. Moorfields has been providing eye care for over 200 years. Likewise, Great Ormond Street Hospital is known internationally, as providing worldclass treatment for diseases affecting children, since 1852. Both have a convenient central London location.

Mr Brookes has been a consultant surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital since 2004. Since 2012, he has also provided a specialist glaucoma clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital for the treatment of children with glaucoma.

Since 2011, he has been the director of the glaucoma service at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Specialist Fields

Paediatric Glaucoma
Adult Glaucoma and Cataract
General adult ophthalmology

Qualifications and Professional Associations/ Memberships

B.Sc.(Hons) in Clinical Science 1992
MB BS (St. Mary's Hospital Medical School, University of London) 1993
FRCOphth (London) 1998
Appointed as NHS consultant surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital 2004
Appointed as honorary consultant ophthalmic surgeon at
      Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children 2012
Lecturer in Paediatric Glaucoma - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2004

Mr Brookes completed his basic medical training at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School (University of London) in 1993, after being awarded a B.Sc.(Hons) degree in clinical science in 1992. He started his ophthalmic training in 1994 at Kingston Hospital, after working in neurosurgery and accident and emergency medicine. His was senior ophthalmology registrar at Moorfields Eye Hospital and completed a fellowship in adult and paediatric glaucoma at Moorfields, with Professor Sir Peng Khaw.

Professional Affiliations and Membership:

GMC - revalidated 2013
European Glaucoma Society
Moorfields Alumni Association
Chair - International Congress of Glaucoma Surgery (Paediatric Glaucoma)
Section Leader - Consensus meeting on Paediatric Glaucoma
      - World Glaucoma Association
Visiting surgeon - St. John's eye Hospital, Jerusalem
ORBIS medical volunteer - China (2011), Mongolia (2012), Kolkata (2013)

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My Experience

NHS consultant appointments:

 Moorfields Eye Hospital 2004
 Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children 2012

Private Admitting Rights:

 Moorfields Eye Hospital (John Saunders Suite)
 Great Ormond Street Hospital
 London Claremont Clinic

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Where I Practice

Moorfields Eye Hospital (NHS and Private)
 John Saunders Suite
 162, City Road,

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (NHS and Private)
 Great Ormond Street,

London Claremont Clinic (Private only)
 50-52 New Cavendish Street
 W1G 8TL

NHS enquiries:
020 7566 2989

Private enquiries and appointments:
Patrice Collins (PA to John Brookes): 07885 992024

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Surgical Procedures

All children's surgery are carried out under general anaesthetic in the operating theatre at Moorfields Eye Hospital, unless more intensive anaesthetic requirements are needed, when the surgery is carried out at Great Ormond Street. Adult cases are carried out as either general anaesthetic, or local anaesthetic, depending on patient preference. Most cases are carried out as day case procedures.

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Lectures / Teaching

Recent National and International Lectures:

Paediatric Glaucoma (Irish Ophthalmological Society - Dublin 2011)
Paediatric Glaucoma Update (Panhellenic Ophthal Society - Athens 2011)
European Society of Ophthalmology (Geneva 2011)
World Glaucoma Congress (Paris 2011)
European Medicines Agency (London 2011)
Chair - Special Interest Group on Paediatric Glaucoma (Malmo 2011)
Glaucoma Tube Implants in Rubeotic Glaucoma (CoPHY - Istanbul 2012)
Advances in Glaucoma Tube Surgery (CoPHY - Istanbul 2012)
Ahmed Glaucoma Tube Implants (Gothenburg 2012)
Innovations in Paediatric Glaucoma Surgery (SOE - Copenhagen 2012)
Consensus meeting in Paediatric Glaucoma (Section leader - Vancouver 2013)
German Ophthalmological Society (Berlin 2013)
Kuwaiti Ophthalmological Society (Kuwait 2013)
Egyptian Society for Glaucoma (Cairo 2014)

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Recent Publications:

Co-author of Paediatric Glaucoma Chapter - D Taylor, C Hoyt
Paediatric Glaucoma Chapter - Moorfields Handbook of Ophthalmology
Brookes JL. Central Corneal Thickness - How Should We Interpret the Findings in Children?
Asian J Ophthalmol 2011;12(4):187-8

Brookes JL. Advances in Paediatric Glaucoma. European J Ophthamol. April 2012

Brookes JL. Paediatric Glaucoma: Epidiemiology and Pathogenesis. OTEurope. March 2012;8(2):38-42

De Silva DJ, Khaw PK, Brookes JL. Long-term Outcomes of Primary Congenital Glaucoma. J AAPOS 2010;15(2):148-152

Chang L. Brookes JL A Review of the Medical Treatment of Paediatric Glaucomas at Moorfields Eye Hospital. J Glacuoma. 2012 Mar 8

Chandra A, Brookes JL. Ethnicity and Paediatric Optic Discs. Ophthalmic Physiol Optics March 2012.

Tatham A, Brookes JL. Bilateral simultaneous cataract surgery should not be routinely performed. Eye 2012; 26: 1033-1035

Chua J, Muen WJ, Reddy A, Brookes JL. The Masquerades of a Childhood Ciliary Body medulloepithelioma: A Case of Chronic Uveitis, Cataract and Secondary Glaucoma. Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine. Volume 2012, Article ID 493493, doi:10.1155/2012/493493