Specialises in inflammatory eye diseases and diseases affecting optic nerves and visual pathways in the brain.
Dr Tasanee Braithwaite is a consultant ophthalmologist who works at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals.
She qualified from the University of Oxford in 2004 and completed her postgraduate medical training in both general internal medicine and ophthalmology in London’s top teaching hospitals.
She worked as a locum consultant between Moorfields Eye Hospital, King’s College Hospital and The National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, before being appointed as a full-time consultant ophthalmologist to the Medical Eye Unit at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
She takes a holistic and thorough approach to the care of her patients. Her goal is to help her patients to understand the problems affecting their eyes, vision, and nervous system, and to offer evidence-based and personalised management which optimises visual function and quality of life.
She spent a year at Johns Hopkins University (USA) as a Fulbright Postgraduate Scholar, and led a national eye survey in Trinidad and Tobago, gaining a doctorate from the University of Oxford. She continues to contribute to global endeavours to reduce avoidable vision loss.
Dr Tasanee Braithwaite holds a dual appointment as adjunct and honorary senior lecturer in the School of Immunology and Microbial Sciences, and the School of Population and Life Course Sciences, Kings College London.
- Inflammatory eye diseases.
- Neuro-ophthalmis disorder.
- Diseases affect optic nerves and visual pathways in the brain.
- Ophthalmic and genetic epidemiology.
- Health informatics.
- Genetic risk scores for predicting autoimmune disease.
- Patient reported outcome measures and quality of life.
- Health economic impact of disease and its treatment.
- Topical, local and systemic immunosuppression including biologic therapy.
- Antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic and antifungal therapy.
- Botulinum toxin therapy for neuro-ophthalmic indications.
- Topical management of dry eye including insertion of silicone punctal plugs.
Dr Tasanee Braithwaite specialises in the diagnosis and management of inflammatory eye diseases (dry eye, episcleritis, blepharitis, uveitis, scleritis), and neuro-ophthalmic disorders, including diseases affecting the optic nerves and visual pathways in the brain, and other cranial nerves including the facial nerve.
Her research is advancing evidence-based medical practice internationally; she has published many studies and articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, attracting over twenty thousand citations. She serves as a Clinical Editor for Cochrane Eyes and Vision, and contributed a chapter on ‘The Eye in General Medicine,’ to the foremost international medical text, the Oxford Textbook of Medicine.
Membership of professional bodies
- Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
- Neuro-ophthalmology Society UK.
- Medical Ophthalmology Society UK.
St Thomas’ Hospital.