Laura Crawley is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon. She has specialist interests in glaucoma, cataract surgery and common red eye conditions such as blepharitis and conjunctivitis. Her expertise includes bespoke
Laura Crawley holds an NHS contract at the prestigious Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust as a consultant ophthalmic surgeon. There she covers planned and emergency ophthalmology. She is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London. She teaches undergraduates in the Department of Medicine.
She is active in Ophthalmic Research. She coordinates ophthalmology assessments in multi-disciplinary clinical trials at Imperial seeking new drugs in Oncology, Neurology and Dementia care.
Qualifications and Awards
Ms Crawley qualified in medicine from the University of Bristol in 1999. There, she won the Gold Medal and Suple prizes for medicine and surgery. Having completed physician training and becoming a member of the Royal College of Physicians she undertook Ophthalmology training in Oxford, Moorfields and Imperial.
She won the National Alcon Glaucoma Prize in 2009. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ awarded her the Treacher Collins prize in 2012. She won the Imperial College Ophthalmic Research Group Medal in 2011.
Publishing and Research interests
She publishes and lectures widely. Her lecturing commitments include the UCL Ophthalmology MSc course and BMJ Masterclasses for GPs series. She is passionate about medical education and has published widely in this field and glaucoma.
She focuses her research on
- improving glaucoma drop treatments and their side effects,
- endocyclophotocoagulation laser treatment in glaucoma, and
- new ways of identifying glaucoma before significant damage has occurred
Laura Crawley works from three locations in London.