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Council Members

Andrena McElvanney

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Andrena McElvanney

Miss Andrena McElvanney is a consultant specialising in ocular surface disease, therapeutic contact lenses and eyelid disorders. Special interests and treatments include Ocular surface disease, contact lens related pathology, therapeutic contact lenses, eyelid disorders, dry eyes, watery eyes, allergic eye disease.


Christopher Hemmerdinger
Immediate Past President

Chris studied Optometry at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, graduating in 1994. After qualifying as an optometrist Chris studied Medicine at Manchester University, graduating in 2001.  Following jobs in Neurosurgery and Emergency medicine Chris trained in Ophthalmology at the Royal Bolton Hospital and St Paul’s eye unit, Liverpool.
Chris was appointed as consultant at Warrington in August 2011 and in 2017 moved to Macclesfield. His clinical work comprises general adult ophthalmology and specialist clinics in glaucoma and external eye disease. 


Fiona Carley
Vice President

Qualified in Medicine from Manchester University in 1992. Obtained FRCOpth (Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London) in 1997. Undertook Fellowship in Cornea/External Disease in Manchester and Leeds before being appointed as a Consultant Ophthalmologist in Oldham in 2003. In 2006 I was subsequently appointed as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. Medical Advisor to the Manchester CTS Eye Bank and committee member of Ocular Advisory Groups for both the College (OTAG) and Organ and Donation Transplantation Service (OTAG).


Scott Robbie
Hon. Secretary

Mr Scott Robbie is a renowned consultant ophthalmologist at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals specialising in cornea, cataract, external diseases and refractive surgery. He has over 15 years of experience in ophthalmology with over 3000 cataract surgeries performed.

Mr Robbie trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where he completed two years of advanced corneal surgical training and a further two years as a consultant in cornea, cataract and external diseases before joining the team at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ in 2017. He obtained further experience as a visiting consultant at University of Iowa Hospitals in the United States in 2015. Mr Robbie also has a PhD in Genetics, undertaken at the world-renowned UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, where he was involved in the first gene therapy trial for an eye condition and engaged in collaborations with GlaxoSmithKline and the University of Bristol, amongst others.

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Ourania Frangouli
Hon. Treasurer

Miss Ourania Frangouli is a substantive Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Western Eye Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She has a subspecialist interest in glaucoma, cataract and paediatric ophthalmology. She completed her Basic and Higher Ophthalmic Training in the London Deanery based at Moorfields Eye Hospital and awarded UK CCT in 2011 and completed two clinical and surgical fellowships in Moorfields Eye Hospital in Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus and in Adult and Paediatric Glaucoma. She holds the title of Member and Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (MRCOphth and FRCOphth) and is included in the Specialist Register for Ophthalmology of the General Medical Council. Her research interests and PhD thesis involve the anterior chamber angle and keratoconus.


Sophie Jones
Assistant Hon. Treasurer

Miss Sophie Jones is a Consultant ophthalmic surgeon specialising in anterior segment and trauma at Kings College Hospital, London, appointed in 2014.  Miss Jones undertook Fellowship training at Moorfields and Kings College and completed Higher Specialist training with the London deanery.  She furthered her research experience at Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Institute of Child Health and the Institute of Ophthalmology and was awarded MD(Res) by University College London in 2011.

Her clinical and research interests include external eye disease, collagen cross-linking and outcomes following lamellar corneal transplantation.  In addition, her current position at a major trauma centre supports her clinical interest in visual rehabilitation following trauma.


Parwez Hossain
National Representative

Prof. Hossain is an Associate Professor in ophthalmology at the University of Southampton and Consultant Ophthalmologist at Eye Unit, University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is Associate Editor for ‘Eye’, the scientific journal for the Royal College Ophthalmologists and an NHS Bronze Clinical Excellence Award holder.

Parwez qualified in medicine from Aberdeen University and trained in ophthalmology in Aberdeen, Nottingham, Leicester and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, USA and sub-specialises in cornea and external eye disease. Prof. runs a busy tertiary referral centre for the Southampton Eye Unit, Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust and take care of a diverse range of corneal diseases. Clinical expertise – Cornea, cataract and external eye disease.


Achyut (Hatch) Mukherjee
Council Member

Mr Hatch Mukherjee is Clinical Lead Consultant Ophthalmologist: Colchester Eye Centre. He specialises in Triple post-CCT subspecialist fellowship training in Cornea, Glaucoma & Refractive Surgery. He is a leading innovator in state of the art eye surgery - including Femtosecond Laser Transplant Surgery , Excimer Laser treatments for keratoconus , Laser lens replacement & cataract surgery, Donor crosslinking.


Artemis Matsou
Council Member

Miss Artemis Matsou is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust at East Grinstead, specialising in Cornea, Cataract, Refractive surgery, ocular surface disease and limbal stem cell transplantation.  Miss Matsou has completed two Corneal Fellowships in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge and Queen Victoria Hospital, while also trained in oculoplastics surgery at St Helier Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. She is a current active Member of the Young Ophthalmologists Committee of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery with continuous involvement in training projects for young ophthalmologists. Aside from ophthalmology she is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of London, having trained in General Medicine in the West Midlands Deanery. 


(Johnson) Yan Ning Neo

Council Member

Johnson is a substantive consultant ophthalmic surgeon based at Barts Health NHS Trust, specializing in cornea, external disease, cataract and refractive surgery. He undertook his specialist training in the North London deanery and was awarded an acceleration of training before achieving his CCT. He subsequently undertook two years of corneal fellowship at the renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital. He is triple board-certified and has received over 30 national and international awards in recognition of his achievements in research, teaching, leadership and quality improvement.


Naing Latt Tint

Council Member

Mr Naing Tint is Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh.

In 2015, he was the first surgeon in Scotland to perform Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK),  That same year, he was the first surgeon in Edinburgh to implant the Symfony extended depth of focus lens and in 2019, was also the first surgeon in Scotland to implant the Eyhance intraocular lens.

A leading name in medical education, helping to train eye surgeons, optometrists and general practitioners, amongst many other fellow medical professionals. Additionally, he has been an honorary senior clinical lecturer in ophthalmology at the University of Edinburgh for a number of years. He is also a key member of the simulation teaching team for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and is lead for surgical simulation training at NHS Lothian.

MCLOSA Past Presidents
2019/2020 Chris Hemmerdinger
2017/2018 Alex Shortt
2015/2016 Zoe Johnson
2013/2014 Francisco Figueiredo
2011/2012 Saeeha Rauz
2009/2010 Jeremy Prydal
2007/2008 Andrena McElvanney
2005/2006 Melanie Corbett
2003/2004 Mala Viswalingham
2001/2002 Steve Tuft
1999/2000 Christopher Liu
1997/1998 Lali Moodaley
1995/1996 Ursula Vogt
1993/1994 – Roger Buckley
1992/1993 – Sarah Janikoun  (MCLA becomes MCLOSA)

MCLOSA former Life members
Professor Roger Buckley
Professor David Easty
Mr Malcom Kerr-Muir
Professor Colin Kirkness
Mr Arthur Steele
Dr Jonathan Kersley  (first MCLA Life member)

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