21-23rd August 2024
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Prof Ben Burton


Professor Ben Burton is an NHS consultant ophthalmologist at James Paget University Hospital in Great Yarmouth. He has an interest in medical retina, cataract surgery, uveitis and neuro-ophthalmology 


He has published 6 chapters, over 80 papers and is actively involved in research studies for Age Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy and Retinal Vein Occlusions. He runs the Macular Degeneration service at the James Paget University Hospital and was appointed as the trusts Clinical Director of Research and Development in 2015 – 2023. He has recruited over 1000 patients into over 30 different research trials.


Prof Burton was elected President of RCOphth 2023 and is actively involved in trying to stop NHS ophthalmology being privatised.