Meet the team

On this page you will be introduced to the leadership team behind the KSS School of Ophthalmology. If you would like to contact the team below or the Ophthalmology Workforce Specialty Team, please visit the London and KSS Support Portal.

Dan Lindfield, BM PGCME, FRCOphth, KSS Head of School for Ophthalmology

My Ophthalmology training was predominantly within KSS and I’ve been a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Royal Surrey, Guildford since 2015. These are my local units and I have a strong personal connection to them. This is my home patch!

I strive to provide our trainees with excellent academic, clinical and surgical opportunities with a supportive, nurturing and most importantly friendly training environment in the background. Away from my Head of School role I specialise in glaucoma and cataract surgery and have teaching links with the Optometry programme at City University, London and the University of Surrey Medical School. 

Dan has won 16 national and international prizes, published 42 papers/articles and has been an invited speaker across the UK and Europe. His main interests are complex cataract surgery, all aspects of glaucoma surgery and educational research. He has published extensively on the use of MIGS (minimally invasive glaucoma surgery) and collaborated with key opinion leaders from around the world to produce formal recommendations for newer glaucoma surgical devices. 

In 2018 he was named amongst the Top 100 Ophthalmologists in the world by The Ophthalmologist magazine. In 2017 he was voted one of 50 “rising stars in world ophthalmology”, recognising his efforts and achievements in surgery, training, research and patient care.