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Ophthalmic Medicine (Medical Ophthalmology) is a new specialty in the United Kingdom.

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I have 4 main clinical areas of interest:

  1. Inflammatory disorders affecting vision
  2. Neurological disorders affecting vision
  3. Vascular disorders affecting vision, particularly diabetes
  4. Eyecare Managed Clinical Care Networks

In 1998, having completed the joint training programme run by the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists of London, I was appointed to a consultant post at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

n 2001 I was appointed Lead Clinician for the Grampian Diabetes Retinal Screening Programme.

Between 2003 and 2006, I was the inaugural Lead Clinician, Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Collaborative Network, National Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland.

In 2008, I was appointed Lead Clinician of the Uveitis National Managed Clinical Network, Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland.      

I am currently Deputy Chair of Eyecare Scotland and a founding member of the Scottish Government Health Department’s Scottish Eyecare Group- an alliance of Eyecare Scotland, Optometry Scotland and the Royal National Insitute of Blind People, Scotland

Dr John A. Olson MD FRCP EdinFRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmic Physician (NHS Grampian)
Diabetes Retinal Screening Service Clinical Director (NHS Grampian)
Uveitis National Managed Clinical Network Lead Clinician (NSD)

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