Dr Pearse Keane
Consultant ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Associate Professor, University College London, Institute of Ophthalmology
Pearse Keane is a consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and an associate professor at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. He is originally from Ireland and received his medical degree from University College Dublin (UCD), graduating in 2002.
In 2016, he initiated a formal collaboration between Moorfields Eye Hospital and Google DeepMind, with the aim of developing artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms for the earlier detection and treatment of retinal disease. In August 2018, the first results of this collaboration were published in the journal, Nature Medicine.
In May 2020, he jointly led work, again published in Nature Medicine, to develop an early warning system for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), by far the most common cause of blindness in many
In 2020, he was listed on the “The Power List” by The Ophthalmologist magazine, a ranking of
the Top 100 most influential people in the world of ophthalmology.