Mr Richard Lee, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Mr Richard Lee

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Mr Richard Lee MBBS BSc MSc PhD FRCOphth

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon


Mr Richard Lee

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon MBBS BSc MSc PhD FRCOphth

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Areas of expertise

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Blepharitis
  • Vision problems


  • Sydney Street Outpatients and Diagnostics Centre

    102 Sydney Street, London, SW3 6NJ

  • The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, SW1W 8RH

About Mr Richard Lee

GMC number: 6149226

Year qualified: 2006

Place of primary qualification: University of London

Dr Richard Lee is an experienced consultant ophthalmic surgeon with a special interest in glaucoma, cataract, and general ophthalmology. Based at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, he serves as the clinical lead of the ophthalmology service and the lead clinician of the cataract and glaucoma service. Dr Lee's expertise encompasses the medical, laser, and surgical management of all adult glaucoma, including complex and secondary glaucomas.

Dr Lee obtained his medical training at the prestigious University College London and completed his specialist ophthalmology training in the London Deanery. During his training, he was elected to represent the trainees in his region at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and represented the Royal College at the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. He also served on the committees of the British Ophthalmic Anaesthesia Society and the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

An active researcher with a particular interest in surgical innovation, Dr Lee has published over 50 papers, including several book chapters, and delivered over 25 presentations at local, national, and international levels. He completed an MSc in Surgical Technology at Imperial College London, receiving a distinction award for his thesis on optimising an artificial cornea device. He then completed a clinical research fellowship funded by the National Institute for Health Research to develop a new surgical glaucoma device, leading to the award of a PhD in Ophthalmology at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and a prestigious international Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology translational research award.

After completing his training, Dr Lee undertook a subspecialty surgical fellowship in glaucoma at Moorfields Eye Hospital before taking up his current role at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Professional memberships

Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCO)
General Medical Council

Articles by Mr Richard Lee

Trabeculectomy: is it the commonest way to treat glaucoma?

How do eye doctors test for glaucoma?