Mr Damian Lake
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon - currently on sabbatical leave
Specialist interests: laser corneal transplants, stem cell research, advanced cataract surgery and refractive surgery.
Mr Damian Lake is the Lead Corneal Transplant surgeon at Queen Victoria Hospital, having joined the team in 2007.
He graduated from The University of Glasgow Medical school in 1997 before obtaining Ophthalmic surgical training in London. In 2006 he was granted a fellowship position at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and the following year undertook a further Fellowship in Cornea,External diseases and Refractive surgery here at Queen Victoria Hospital, before being appointed as a Consultant Ophthalmologist.
Mr Lake is a Fellow of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and a member of The United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (UKISCRS-former council member),European Society of Cataract and Refractive surgeons (ESCRS), The American Academy of Ophthalmologists,The Cornea Society,The Medical Contact lens & Ocular surface Association,The British Refractive Society and The Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association.
Mr Lake has been actively involved in the national organisation of corneal transplant services as Medical Advisor to our eye bank, Chair of the Ocular Tissue and Transplantation Advisory Group (OTTSG) at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and a member of the Ocular Tissue Advisory Group (OTAG) for NHSBT.
His research interests include corneal stem cells, corneal transplants and advanced cataract surgery techniques. Mr Lake has presented these research findings at specialty meetings in the UK and Internationally, and published many papers in internationally renowned and peer reviewed professional journals.