Dr Richard M H Lee

MBBS, BSc, DIC, PGDipCatRef, MSc, PhD, FRCOphth

About Richard M H Lee

Dr Lee is a fully qualified and registered medical practitioner specialising in ophthalmology. He is an accomplished Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with a wide range of experience who specialises in refractive lens exchange surgery, cataract procedures and glaucoma treatment.

He is currently a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust and Lead Clinician of the Glaucoma Service there. During his career he has held a number of positions including Glaucoma Clinical Fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

After finishing his initial medical training at University College London, Dr Lee then undertook additional training at the London Deanery to become a specialist in ophthalmology. During this time, he was elected by his fellow trainees to represent their region at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. In addition, he represented the Royal College at the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and was a member of the committees of the British Ophthalmic Anaesthesia Society and the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

With a keen interest in research and surgical innovation, Dr Lee has published more than 50 papers and delivered more than 25 presentations both at home and abroad.

He completed an MSc in Surgical Technology at Imperial College London in 2012, gaining a distinction award for his thesis, and subsequently undertook a clinical research fellowship. This led to the award of a PhD in Ophthalmology at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, as well as a prestigious international Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology translational research award.

Dr Lee completed his training with a subspecialty surgical fellowship in glaucoma at Moorfields Eye Hospital before taking up his Consultant post at Chelsea and Westminster.

Procedure Types

  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • YAG

Clinical experience

  • Over 2,000 eye surgeries
  • Over 1,000 cataract surgeries

Professional memberships

  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists