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David Garway-Heath

The Power List 2020 – Power List 2020


IGA Professor of Ophthalmology; UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK

Your three wishes?

For my research efforts to lead to a significant new treatment; for all people with glaucoma to obtain a timely diagnosis and have access to uniformly high care; for my students and mentees to succeed in their careers.

Piece of advice for your younger self?

To prioritise and not feel obliged to say “yes” to everything!

The most serendipitous moment of your career?

A fellow trainee, who had just completed a research post with Roger Hitchings, stopped me in a corridor and asked, “Would you like a research post with Roger Hitchings?” My response was something along the lines of, “Is the Pope Catholic?”

The most unexpected turn your career took?

It was being asked one year at ARVO by Pfizer to design a clinical trial,with a six-week deadline! This became the UKGTS, the first glaucoma trial to be published in the Lancet.


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