BSc (Hons, First Class) Medical Microbiology,Belfast MB Bch BAO, Belfast MRCP(UK) FRCS(England) FCOphth (now FRCOphth) MD (Belfast) FRCP(London)
Belfast, London and Southampton
1985 – 1989
Registrar in Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital
1989 – 1991
Lecturer in Clinical Ophthalmology, Institute of Ophthalmology
1991 – 1993
Senior Registrar, Moorfields Eye Hospital
1993 – 1994
Specialist Senior Registrar in Glaucoma, Moorfields Eye Hospital
1994 – 1995
Clinical Fellow in Cornea and external diseases, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine
1995 – 1996
Current clinical practice:
Glaucoma and cataract. Glaucoma Service Director Moorfields Eye Hospital. Chief clinical interest: the diagnosis and management of glaucoma. Special research interests: The surgical management of refractory glaucomas, specifically anti-proliferative trabeculectomy and glaucoma drainage devices.
Sub-specialist interests and research
Peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and review articles in secondary glaucomas, uveitis and external disease. 1. Secondary glaucomas, particularly the aetiology & management of uveitic glaucoma. Keith Barton runs a joint glaucoma / uveitis clinic in collaboration with the uveitis specialists, Professor Susan Lightman, Mr Carlos E Pavesio, Mr Mark Westcott and Miss Narciss Okhravi at Moorfields Eye Hospital. 2. Outcomes of surgical management of secondary and other refractory glaucomas, in particular filtration surgery and the use of aqueous shunt implants in glaucoma. Keith Barton is actively involved in a number of international clinical research studies investigating the use of aqueous shunt implants.
Charitible Work, Visiting Professorships and International Research:
International Glaucoma Association (Registered Charity)
-Trustee and Council Member
-Trustee of the Fund for the IGA Chair of Ophthalmology for Glaucoma & Allied Studies
-Janice Krushner Lecturer, February 2008.
Visiting Professorships and selected international lecturing invitations in 2008 – 2009
New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, New York, February 2008. -University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, May 2008.
-German Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina Symposium, Rostock, April 2009
-American Academy of Ophthalmology, Subspecialty day, San Francisco, October 2009
-Yale Glaucoma Symposium, New York, November 2009.
-Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists annual congress, Brisbane, November 2009.
Ahmed-Baerveldt Comparative Study
Co-chair of international randomized controlled surgical trial taking place in 16 centres worldwide.
Tema Eye Survey,Tema, Ghana
Co-investigator of population-based survey of eye disease, in 5,500 inhabitants of Tema, Ghana, West Africa.
Tube versus Trabeculectomy Study
Steering Committee member of international randomized controlled surgical trial taking place in 17 centres worldwide. Primary Tube versus Trabeculectomy Study Steering Committee member of international randomized controlled surgical trial.
International Congress Organization and Other Editorial Activities
American Academy of Ophthalmology
-International Consultant to the Basic Clinical & Science Course 10, Glaucoma
-Glaucoma Subcommitee Reviewer for 2008 and 2009 Annual Meeting Programs
-Achievement Award 2008
Congress of the Societas Ophthalmologica Europaea
-Vienna 2007, Amsterdam 2009 and Geneva 2011
-Glaucoma Program Coordinator for the Scientific Program Committee
The Glaucoma Galaxy – A Hitch-hiker’s guide: Perspectives of a career under pressure
An international glaucoma symposium run by Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, Feb 2007 -Organiser Moorfields International Glaucoma Symposium, Feb 2008, March 2009 and Jan 2010 -Organiser
4rd International Congress of Glaucoma Surgery, Geneva 2009
-Chairman of International Scientific Program Committee
World Glaucoma Association
-WGA Guidelines on Design and Reporting of Glaucoma Surgical Trials. Co-chair of sub-committee on Definitions of Success.
European Glaucoma Society
-Chairman of the Educational DVD Editorial Committee (2005-2006)
-Glaucoma, terminology and guidelines, 3rd Edition – co-editor of surgical section.
-Founder Member of the educational committee.
Refereeing in peer-reviewed journals
-Reviewer for 9 national and international publications