Dr Elizabeth Graham FRCP FRCOphth
Dr Graham undertook research into the basic mechanisms of retinal vasculitis, inflammation of the blood vessels in the retina, and is an important cause of poor vision in patients with uveitis, inflammation of the uveal tract.
Inflammation of the eye has remained her chief clinical interest and in particular the optimum management of patients with this devastating disease.
She has written over 150 peer reviewed publications and has contributed 10 chapters to text books and given five eponymous lectures.
She was appointed consultant to the Medical Eye Unit at St Thomas in 1988 and was also one of four eye consultants at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and looked after children with inflammation of the eye associated with arthritis at Great Ormond Street Hospital. She is a well-respected national and international authority on the management of patients with uveitis.
She has been responsible for developing a training programme for medical ophthalmologists in the United Kingdom and has had a pivotal role in developing postgraduate examinations for ophthalmologists as well as working for the General Medical Council as a performance assessor.