Damien Yeo graduated from the University of Manchester in 2008. He completed his ophthalmic specialist training in Wales before undertaking paediatric ophthalmology fellowships in Cardiff and London. He is currently a Consultant in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus where he splits his time between Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool Women’s Hospital and St Paul’s Eye Unit. He has specialist interests in paediatric cataracts, paediatric retinal conditions, retinopathy of prematurity, genetic eye disease, rare congenital anomalies and all nature of strabismus.
One of his favourite projects is the national British Ophthalmic Surveillance Unit study on Essential Infantile Esotropia in the United Kingdom where they looked at the incidence, clinical features, and treatment outcomes of this infantile strabismus. He has multiple publications and has presented nationally and internationally on paediatric ophthalmology research. He is regularly involved in teaching and was previously a college examiner and a faculty member of the RCOphth microsurgical skills course. He was the founder of the Welsh Ophthalmic Trainees Society.
Damien is keen to learn about and adopt innovative ways of working into paediatric ophthalmology. He is passionate about a sustainable future, which he strongly believes will involve tele-ophthalmology, artificial intelligence, digital solutions and the up-skilling of all allied health professionals.