Professor Jonathan Moore

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Johnny Moore

Professor Jonathan Moore FRCOphth, PhD, MD

Professor Jonathan Moore is a well respected Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, specialising in ocular surface reconstruction, laser refractive surgery, cataract and other intra-ocular eye surgery and has personally completed 13,000 treatments

Jonathan completed a medical degree from Queens University Belfast (QUB), trained in ophthalmology in the Department of Ophthalmology, Belfast before gaining a fellowship in Flinders hospital South Australia and then a PhD in Ophthalmology from QUB after spending a year in a research fellowship position in Harvard Medical School, Boston under the tutelage of Professor Tony Adamis and Professor Dimitri Azar.

Since 2007 Jonathan has been in a consultant ophthalmology position in the Mater Hospital, Belfast Trust, where he has developed and ran the anterior segment service, introducing and developing new technical procedures such as DSAEK procedures, INTACs, Crosslinking, topography guided laser treatments to manage irregular corneal astigmatism and opacities, novel pterygium operative techniques, mechanisms to manage more accurately IOL power predictions after corneal refractive treatments and more recently the use of fingertip blood to manage chronic non healing corneal ulcers.

In addition to performing surgery, Jonathan is actively involved in teaching, training and helping to run an online PGDip/MSc Cataract and Refractive Surgery course through the University of Ulster. This course is designed to train surgeons, optometrists, laser technicians and others involved in this area from around the world in the intricacies of laser and refractive cataract surgery. Jonathan has also developed an online surgical training video website designed to be an online resource for researchers, students and industrialists interested in the fields of cataract surgery.  The aim of this website is to create a high level of teaching and training in cataract surgery freely with particular emphasis on high level teaching to anyone in 3rd world countries.

Jonathan is also owner and Medical Director of Cathedral Eye Clinic which offers specialist expertise in laser and refractive surgery, cataract surgery, anterior segment surgery, medical and surgical retina and oculoplastic surgery. The Clinic also has a strong commitment to evidence based research to improve patient care and The Cathedral Eye Research Foundation has sponsored numerous research activities over the years including sponsorship of Dr Victoria McGilligan’s secondment to colleagues in Harvard Medical School Boston

Jonathan himself is also actively involved in research with Professor Tara Moore at the University of Ulster in the development of novel genetic tools designed to manage various corneal and ocular surface pathologies. He also works closely with Dr Andrew Nesbit and Dr Sarah Atkinson in identifying novel gene causes for various ocular pathologies presenting at this clinics. He is co applicant on many vision science research grants, is chief investigator on a number of projects, supervises numerous PhD students, publishes in various high impact journals and presents at many international meetings. Currently, Jonathan is an active reviewer for many different international ophthalmic journals.

Significant publications have been achieved due to a result of the research efforts of Jonathan and collaborators.


Google Scholar

PGDiploma/MSc in Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Professional Certificate in Medical Retina

Vision Science Research Group


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