Professor Tufail is one of the leading ophthalmic surgeons in the UK. He is the clinical and research lead at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London for age-related macular degeneration. He has worked as a consultant here since 2002, and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London Institute of Ophthalmology.
Professor Tufail’s main subspecialty is medical retina disorders – with current areas of research including novel therapies for dry AMD, choroidal neovascularization, and diabetic retinopathy. Professor Tufail has published more than 80 peer-reviewed journal articles. But most notably, he was a co-principal investigator in the seminal ABC Trial examining bevacizumab for neovascular AMD. The ABC Trial became a cornerstone for anti-VEGF treatment protocols for wet-AMD therapy within the NHS.
Professor Tufail specialises in medical retina disorders, and cataract surgery in patients with retinal disorders.
NHS and Academic Posts
Consultant Ophthalmologist Moorfields Eye Hospital, Honorary Senior Lecturer at The Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London. NIHR Theme Lead for Translational Research in Age-related Macular Degeneration.
As well as English, Professor Tufail also speaks basic Hindi and Urdu.