Mr Jimmy Uddin
MA, MB BChir FRCOphth

Mr Jimmy Uddin
MA, MB BChir FRCOphth

Mr Jimmy Uddin is an internationally renowned, senior consultant ophthalmologist and surgeon at the world-famous Moorfields Eye Hospital.

He has over 25 years of experience managing a wide range of eye conditions and diseases. He specialises in the treatment of both rare and common conditions affecting lids and face (oculoplastics), the bones and tissues around the eye (orbital) and diseases affecting the tear-producing apparatus (lacrimal disorders). He is an internationally known expert in thyroid eye disease.


Mr Jimmy Uddin is an internationally renowned, senior consultant ophthalmologist and surgeon at the world-famous Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Mr Uddin provides a world-class service whilst offering compassionate care for his patients, tailored to their individual needs. He understands that no two people are the same and eye conditions affect people in different ways medically, socially and psychologically.

From his extensive experience, he can give the best management plan from the beginning, so the correct treatment can be implemented.


Mr Uddin is available for private patients at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and Parkside Hospital, Wimbledon.

Operating facilities are available at both Moorfields and Parkside Hospitals

His NHS practice is as an Adnexal (Oculoplastics, Orbital and Lacrimal) Consultant Ophthalmologist and Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust at City Road and St George’s Hospital Medical School

Professional Roles

Mr Uddin has been working as a consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital and St. George’s Hospital Medical School since 2002. He is the longest-serving Oculoplastic, Orbital and Lacrimal Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital
He was the Clinical Director for Surgery at Moorfields as well as roles of Training Director and Service Director of the Adnexal service.

Moorfields has been operating for over 200 years and is the leading provider of eye health services in the UK and is an internationally renowned centre of excellence for ophthalmic patient care, research and education.

At Moorfields, Mr Uddin has been receiving tertiary referrals from across the UK and abroad; sees about 5,000 patients with thyroid eye disease every 10 years, as well as routine and complex orbital, oculoplastic and lacrimal cases. Mr Uddin has a busy and productive outpatient, surgical workload, as well as training and education roles.

Mr Uddin has extensive experience in managing many varied, complex and unusual conditions for both adults and children. He specialises in oculoplastic surgery and the diagnosis and treatment of orbital and lacrimal disorders.

This includes inflammation and tumours of the orbit and eyelid, which sometimes crosses “speciality” boundaries and benefits from excellent, experienced multi-disciplinary care.

He believes in a tailored, individualised approach to patient care and works with excellent teams to provide the best care and treatment options for patients needing multiple specialists.

He is part of many multidisciplinary teams, including radiologist, pathologists, ENT, maxillofacial, endocrinologists, rheumatologists, dermatologists, oncologists

Teaching & Training

Mr Uddin was Training Director at Moorfields for many years and was one of the first consultants to train nurses to undertake Botox injections and establish nurse-led care. He remains actively involved in the training and teaching programme of Fellows and Registrars and has personally supervised over 50 Fellows from around the world including Africa, Australasia, Asia, and the USA, who now provide specialist care locally.

Mr Uddin also lectures and teaches regularly at national and international meetings, including The American Academy of Ophthalmology (receiving achievements awards), ITEDS, ESOPRS, BOPSS, nationally and locally.
He also actively participates in cadaveric and practical courses, including botulinum toxin and injectables.

Personal Education

After graduating from Cambridge University and St George’s Hospital Medical School in 1991, Mr Uddin began his ophthalmology training in Guildford and Kingston.

He continued his ophthalmology training in Windsor under the distinguished ophthalmologist, teacher and author Jack Kanski.

This was followed by further specialist registrar training in Cambridge and East Anglia.

He undertook his Oculoplastic and orbital Fellowship training at Moorfields Eye Hospital under Professor Geoffrey Rose and Professor Richard Collin and Miss Michele Beaconsfield. In 2002, Mr Uddin undertook further training with Professor Maarten Mourits, in Holland before starting his Consultant position at Moorfields Eye Hospital

Clinical research

Throughout his career, Mr Uddin has had an active interest in clinical research.

He has been widely published in renowned peer-reviewed journals, including the British Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Eye and the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, as well as authoring several ophthalmology book chapters.

He was the Principal Investigator for the CIRTED trial, which investigated the benefits of using orbital radiotherapy and immunosuppression for treatment of thyroid eye disease.

Mr Uddin has also worked with the International Thyroid Eye Disease Society (ITEDS) and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in setting up a UK network of studies and tissue banking.

Recent Publications
  • Uddin JM.
    Fourth International Thyroid Eye Disease Symposium: Introduction.
    Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Jul/Aug;34(4S Suppl 1)
  • Siakallis LC, Uddin JM, Miszkiel KA.
    Imaging Investigation of Thyroid Eye Disease.
    Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Jul/Aug;34(4S Suppl 1):
  • Uddin JM, Rubinstein T, Hamed-Azzam S.
    Phenotypes of Thyroid Eye Disease.
    Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Jul/Aug;34(4S Suppl 1
  • Rajendram R, Taylor PN, Uddin JM, Lee RWJ, Dayan CM.
    Combined immunosuppression and radiotherapy in thyroid eye disease (CIRTED): a multicentre, 2 × 2 factorial, double-blind, randomised controlled trial.
    Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2018 Apr;6(4):299-309.
  • Mellington FE, Dayan CM, Dickinson AJ, Hickey JL, MacEwen CJ, McLaren J,
    Perros P, Rose GE, Uddin J, Vaidya B, Foley P, Lazarus JH, Mitchell A, Ezra DG;
    Thyroid Eye Disease Amsterdam Declaration Implementation Group (TEAMeD).
    Management of thyroid eye disease in the United Kingdom: A multi-centre thyroideye disease audit.
    Orbit. 2017 Jun;36(3):
  • Periocular necrotising fasciitis: a multicentre case series.
    Rajak SN, Figueira EC, Haridas AS, Satchi K, Uddin JM, McNab AA, Rene C, Sullivan TJ, Rose GE, Selva D.
    Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Feb 2.
  • Critical Appraisal on Orbital Decompression for Thyroid Eye Disease: A Systematic Review and Literature Search.
    Boboridis KG, Uddin J Mikropoulos DG, Bunce C, Mangouritsas G, Voudouragkaki IC, Konstas AG.
    Adv Ther. 2015 Jul;32(7):595-611
  • Management of patients with Graves' orbitopathy: initial assessment, management outside specialised centres and referral pathways.
    Perros P, Dayan CM, Dickinson AJ, Ezra D, Estcourt S, Foley P, Hickey J, Lazarus JH, MacEwen CJ, McLaren J, Rose GE, Uddin J, Vaidya B.
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ITEDS (International Thyroid Eye Disease Society)

He is a founding member and past President ITEDS and hosted the 2016 ITEDS symposium in London.

ITEDS is a non-profit society dedicated to educating the public and physicians about thyroid eye disease as well as conducting research to understand the disease and lead to prevention and cures.

British Oculoplastic Surgical Society (BOPSS)

He was also a founding member of BOPSS.

BOPSS, the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society, was founded in 2000 with the aim of bringing together surgeons in the United Kingdom and Ireland who share a major interest in oculoplastic surgery (ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, orbital and lacrimal surgery, and aesthetic (cosmetic) eyelid and facial surgery). Oculoplastic surgery is also known as oculo-facial surgery.

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

As a long-standing member, He is actively involved in teaching and training, participating and running courses for nearly 25 years. He has received acheivement awards in recognition of his contributions to AAO

European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS)

Mr Uddin is a member and regularly participates and teaches at ESOPRS. The aims of the society are to promote the practice and teaching of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery within Europe.


He was an original member of award winning Thyroid Eye Disease Amsterdam Declaration Implementation Group UK (TEAMeD). The original working group established in 2009 - BTF and TEDct - was joined by representatives of professional organisations in 2010: the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the Scottish Ophthalmologists Club, the Society for Endocrinology, the British OculoPlastic Surgery Society, the British Thyroid Association, the British and Irish Orthoptic Society in 2017, and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2019

The Thyroid Eye Disease Amsterdam Declaration Implementation Group (TEAMeD), formed in 2010, received the Judges’ Special Award on 3 December 2015, at the prestigious Bayer Ophthalmology Awards ceremony held in London.

“The performance of this team is outstanding and a thorough service is being provided which is something that patients will really benefit from. We believe that one day every Trust will be using their guidelines.” The judges also felt that TEAMeD’s achievements had potential for global impact.

TEAMeD-5 - Improving Outcomes in Thyroid Eye Disease
TED can have a significant and negative impact upon the quality of patient’s lives and visual function. Delays in making a diagnosis of TED and initiating treatment are common.

Thyroid Eye Disease Charitable Trust (TEDCT)

As past chairman, Mr Uddin understand the valuble contributions of patients and patient care.

TEDct was founded in 1990 and gained charitable trust status in 2002. It aims not only to create greater awareness of Thyroid Eye Disease, but also to inform and support those affected by the disease

TEDct provides the opportunity for those affected by TED to receive support and all of the latest medical information from our newsletter, Q&As and other resources. We organise Patient Information Meetings and fundraising events, and also participate in appropriate medical conferences.

Royal College of Ophthalmology (RCOphth)

Mr Uddin is a member and regulary attends, participates and teaches and trains at Royal College of Ophthalmology