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Professor Chris Hammond

Professor Chris Hammond


Consultant ophthalmic surgeon and professor of ophthalmology

Professor Chris Hammond has been the Frost professor of ophthalmology at King’s College London and consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ since 2011.

After Cambridge and Oxford Universities, he was a registrar at the Western Eye Hospital, a senior registrar at St Thomas’ and completed his paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

He was appointed as consultant at Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust in 2000 and was awarded the prestigious NIHR Senior Research Fellowship in 2008 in recognition of his ground breaking research.

Chris has previously been both training programme director and regional adviser for the London Deanery/RCOphth. He is the ophthalmology lead for the London (South) Comprehensive Local Research Network.

Special interests

Chris is one of the leading international researchers into the genetic epidemiology of common eye diseases including glaucoma, cataract, myopia (short sight), dry eye disease and age-related macular degeneration. His research group is based in the Department of Twin Research at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and is identifying genetic variants associated with these eye conditions, looking at genetic and environmental factors and their interactions.


  • Adult strabismus (squint)
  • Paediatric ophthalmology
  • Cataract surgery
  • General ophthalmology


  • 1985: Cambridge University MA
  • 1988: Oxford University MB ChB
  • 1989: Member of the Royal College of Physicians
  • 1991: Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • 2000: MD (Research) University of London

Membership of professional bodies

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Specialist Registration General Medical Council (GMC)