About Mr. Adam Booth
I attended Medical School at the University of Birmingham. Whilst at Birmingham I studied for an intercalated BSc (Hons) degree in physiology. I was awarded a First Class Honours degree. My BSc research project, later published in the Journal of Physiology, It involved microsurgery and sparked my enthusiasm in developing a career in microsurgery.
My registrar training was on the Yorkshire Training rotation based in Leeds. During my training I studied the genetics of
glaucoma for 3 years at the University of Leeds and the University of California San Francisco. This culminated in my being awarded a PhD.
I became a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 1994. My subspecialty glaucoma training was at Moorfields Eye Hospital where I worked as a Clinical Glaucoma Fellow. This enabled me to develop expert specialist skills in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma.
I have been an NHS consultant at the Royal Eye Infirmary, Derriford, Plymouth for 15 years. My work consists of both general and glaucoma patients. I am a high volume cataract surgeon performing cataract surgery at least twice a week as well as specialist glaucoma surgery. I also perform a weekly laser list.
I am Head of the Glaucoma Service at the Royal Eye Infirmary. I am also the College Tutor responsible to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists for the training of junior ophthalmologists in the REI.
I examine regularly both in the UK and overseas for the Royal College of Surgeons and am frequently the RCS Lead Examiner responsible for the delivery of clinical exams in both the Middle East and India.
I have published widely in many notable journals including the Lancet, British Medical Journal and British Journal of Ophthalmology. I collaborate closely with the University of Plymouth on a number of research projects.
Outside work I love to sail, cycle, play tennis and squash and travel.