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Faculty of Medical Sciences

Dr. Charles Pierce

Dr. Charles Pierce

Associate Lecturer, Ophthalmology

Clinical Sciences


Consultant ophthalmologist with a subspecialty interest in retina, uveitis, ocular genetics and oncology.


  • DM, University of Southampton, 2015
  • FRCOphth, Royal College of Ophthalmology, 2018
  • MBBS, UWI, 2001

Research Areas

  • Experience working in an animal lab utilising different investigational techniques and procedures including in vivo imaging, electroretinography (ERG), subretinal injections and anaesthetic delivery
  • Investigator for several large commercial multicentre randomized control trials (RCT)s
  • Qualitative and quantitative imaging techniques including electron microscopy (TEM), confocal and fluorescence microscopy
  • Immunohistochemistry and staining procedures using a variety of primary and secondary antibodies and alternative fluorophores  
  • Epidemiological and general statistical methods of analysis eg. SPSS, Prism
  • IT experience using Office and research specific software including bibliographic programmes
  • DNA extraction techniques and high-resolution melting (HRM) analysis for genotyping
  • ELISA techniques

Chief Investigator for the Diabetes Retinopathy Knowledge, Attitudes and Practise (DR-KAP) study in association with Sightsavers International and Caribbean Council for the Blind (CCB). This is a regional epidemiological study covering 5 territories across the Caribbean.


The effect of systemic levels of TNF-alpha and complement pathway activity on outcomes of VEGF inhibition in neovascular AMD Eye;


Retina, uveitis, genetics, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, ocular oncology

Faculty of Medical Sciences
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