Claud Worth Medal
Professor of Ophthalmology
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Professor Chris Lloyd is a Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. He has held an honorary Chair from the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University of Manchester since 2012 and retains honorary Consultant status at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.
His training included undergraduate studies at St Bartholomews' Hospital London, SHO and registrar posts at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and 2 years as a clinical fellow at Great Ormond Street. He returned to Manchester as a senior registrar/lecturer in 1993. He became Manchester's first sub-specialist consultant paediatric ophthalmologist in 1995 and together with his colleagues (particularly Sus Biswas, Jane Ashworth and Cecilia Fenerty) built up and developed the MREH paediatric eye service into a large tertiary referral and teaching centre. He took up his current post at Great Ormond Street in 2016.
He has a longstanding clinical and research interest in the diagnosis and management of infantile and childhood cataract and other inherited eye disorders. He has collaborated with Professor Graeme Black and the ManGen team in the development (and subsequent introduction to the NHS) of a targeted next generation sequencing panel for improving the precision of diagnosis of children with cataract.
He is currently a board member of the British and Irish Paediatric Ophthalmology Association (BIPOSA) and chair of the Paediatric Sub-committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
Away from paediatric ophthalmology, Chris now lives in Hertfordshire with wife Fiona. Their four adult children all live in London or nearby. He enjoys most sports and is a lifelong supporter of Middlesbrough FC - but has a big soft spot for Manchester United (having been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford for many years). He is also a keen gardener and has transformed the plot in his new home in Hertfordshire into a major vegetable production line!