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Charles Claoué : Consultant Eye Surgeon, London

Charles Claoué : Consultant Eye Surgeon, London
Charles Claoué : Consultant Eye Surgeon, London

Charles Claoué is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in London. He specialises in advanced and complex cataract surgery, ophthalmic anaesthesia, intraocular lenses, refractive surgery, glaucoma, and intraocular lenses for macular degeneration.

About Charles Claoué: Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Professor Charles Claoué's ophthalmic training began at Southampton Eye Hospital, then continued as 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 he was awarded the Hamilton Bailey Prize of the International College of Surgeons. Professor Charles Claoué is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with the NHS at The Queen's Hospital, London, and he has a thriving private practice. He is regularly invited to lecture abroad on advanced aspects of cataract and refractive surgery including ophthalmic anaesthesia. 

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. He is a consultant to Rayner Inraocular Lenses Limited, the only British intraocular lens manufacturer and the company who made the first IOL.

Eye conditions treated by Charles Claoué in London and Essex

Out-patient consultations, home visits, day-case and in-patient ophthalmic surgery are available, as are diagnosis, advice and treatment for patients with ophthalmic problems. 

Prof Claoué provides second opinions and assist with medico-legal work. Special interests include advanced cataract surgery (including no-needle, no-stitch, no-pad surgery and multifocal IOLs), corneal disease, external eye disease and surgery, dry eye and blepharitis, and excimer laser surgery for refractive errors. 


An inflammatory condition affecting the eye lid edges. It is common and cannot usually be completed cured by a single course of treatment. However, this condition can be managed so that there is minimal discomfort and irritation. 

Cataract surgery

Within the eye there is a lens. This is normally transparent like window glass. When it becomes hazy like bathroom window glass, it is called a cataract. When the vision is affected to such an extent that normal daily activities are difficult, then surgery should be considered. It is no longer necessary to wait for the cataract to become ripe or for all vision to be lost before undertaking the cataract operation. 

Squint / strabismus

When we look at things that are close to us, two things must happen. We focus on the object to see it clearly, and our eyes converge or turn inwards so that they both point exactly at the object we wish to see. These two things, focussing and convergence are controlled by the brain in a very tightly linked fashion, making it difficult or impossible to do one without also doing the other.  

Laser vision correction 

This treatment has helped many thousands of people to see without spectacles, including Mr. Charles Claoué. If you are unhappy about wearing glasses or contact lenses, why not find out if you could be suitable for this treatment? All our doctors hold positions as Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons at a NHS Hospital. 

Qualifications and professional memberships

Prof Charles Claoué was awarded an open exhibition in natural sciences to study medical sciences at the University of Cambridge, from where he was awarded the following degrees: BA(Hons), BChir, MB, and MA(Cantab). Whilst at Cambridge, he became a Churchill Scholar, and won a Clinical Distinction in his Surgery final examinations. 

Medico-legal work

Professor Charles Claoué is a Professional Solutions and Bond Solon Trained Expert Medical Witness and can provide reports on personal injury claims and clinical negligence cases. Approaches for medico-legal work should always be via the secretariat on: 020 8852 8522 or in writing to: D.B.C.G. 36 New Atlas Wharf, Arnhem Place, London, E14 3SS

Where can I get eye surgery and treatment with Prof Claoué?

The London Clinic Eye Centre

119 Harley Street

Tel: 020-7935-4444

BMI Blackheath Hospital

Independents Road

Tel: 020-8318-7722

Spire Hartswood Hospital

Eagle Way
CM13 3LE

Tel: 01277-232525

Brentwood Nuffield Hospital

Shenfield Road
CM14 8AE

Tel: 01277-695695

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Date of registration:

01 Feb 1983


  • Advanced cataract surgery 
  • Ophthalmic anaesthesia
  • Intraocular lenses
  • Refractive surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Laser vision correction 
  • Blepharitis 
  • Squint / strabismus 


Prof Claoué holds the following degrees and qualifications: BA(Hons), BChir, MB, and MA(Cantab), MD, DO, FRCS(Eng) and FRCOphth, and FEBO.

He is a member of the following professional organisations:



DBCG (UK) Ltd 

36 New Atlas Wharf
Arnhem Place
E14 3SS 

Tel:  020-8852-8522

Fax: 020 7515 7861

Email: eyes@dbcg.co.uk 

An appointment can be arranged at one of seven Independent Hospitals in Central London, South-east London, North-east London, Kent or Essex. 

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