Linda Ficker

NHS secretary: 

Josephine Murphy

Consultant telephone: 

020 7566 2024

Area(s) of specialism / subspecialism: 

Cataract, cornea and refractive surgery including wavefront, LASIK, epiLASIK, LASEK and Intralase

Year of first medical qualification: 

1977

Location of initial medical training: 

University College London and Westminster Medical School (University of London)

Further key experience: 

Research in refractive and corneal Surgery - current
Research in ocular infections, Emory University, Atlanta, USA (1985-86)
Vitreoretinal fellowship, Moorfields Eye Hospital 1984
Oculoplastic fellowship, Moorfields Eye Hospital 1983

Date joined Moorfields: 

1981

Membership of professional /national/regional bodies: 

FRCOphth
FRCS
EBOD
Certificate in refractive surgery
Member of the Royal Society of Medicine, BMA, Oxford Ophthalmology Congress, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (served on international members committee)

Current NHS/university posts, whether full/part time, and starting year: 

Consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital (1989)

Other professional achievements: 

American Academy of Ophthalmology honour award
Royal College of Ophthalmology examiner
European Board of Ophthalmology examiner
Chairman of the local research ethics committee

Research interests: 

Corneal transplantation
Laser refractive surgery
Ocular infection
Ocular surface reconstruction

Languages spoken: 

English, French, Italian and German 

Any other personal interests/background information that may be relevant: 

Travel, philosophy, mountaineering, opera and theatre