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Mr James Neffendorf

Consultant Ophthalmic & Retinal Surgeon
Mr James Neffendorf
MA (Cantab) MBBS (Lond) MD (Res) FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmic & Retinal Surgeon
GMC No. or Equivalent: 7044624
Year Qualified: 2009

James is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with specialist interest in cataract surgery, retinal surgery and emergency eye care. He is appointed as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and regularly serves as an examiner for the College.

He undertook his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Cambridge, followed by clinical medical training at University College London, graduating with Distinction in Clinical Medicine and Surgery. He was awarded a degree in Anatomy and Developmental Biology by the University of Cambridge, and has a postgraduate degree in Ophthalmic Research (MD Res) from King’s College London for his work into retinal disease and age-related macular degeneration. He is actively involved in retinal research and has published in excess of 35 peer reviewed publications as well as presenting his work at over 40 international and national meetings. He was awarded 18 academic prizes and awards during his training.

James carried out his postgraduate medical and surgical training at University College London Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital, London. He was selected for and completed his Ophthalmology training in the prestigious Oxford Deanery. During his training, he undertook an additional 2 year vitreoretinal surgery research fellowship at King’s College Hospital in London. His subspecialty advanced senior fellowship training in Vitreoretinal Surgery was performed at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London.

James is an experienced Cataract and Retinal surgeon, with specialist interests in all aspects of retinal disease including retinal detachment surgery, macular hole, floaters, epiretinal membrane, diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration and complex cataract surgery. He also sees patients with general and emergency ophthalmic conditions.

Aside from his clinical work, James is the medical director of an international artificial intelligence company which analyses ocular biomarkers for the diagnosis and monitoring of ophthalmic and neurological disease.

James enjoys skiing and playing tennis, is a member of the Oxford and Cambridge Club and an Associate Member at the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). He lives in London with his wife Elizabeth, an oculoplastic surgeon and their son Maximilian.

Primary speciality

Specialist interests

Surgical retina (vitreoretinal surgery)
Macular hole
Epiretinal membrane
Retinal detachment
Age-related macular degeneration
Diabetic eye disease
Medical retina
General ophthalmology
Emergency ophthalmology

Professional Memberships

Royal College of Ophthalmologists
American Academy of Ophthalmology
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
European Society of Retina Specialists
British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons
General Medical Council
British Medical Association


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