Professor John Marshall is the Frost Professor of Ophthalmology at the Institute of Ophthalmology in association with Moorfield’s Eye Hospital, University College London.
He is Emeritus Professor of Ophthalmology at King’s College London, Honorary Distinguished Professor University of Cardiff, Honorary Professor the City University and Honorary Professor Glasgow Caledonian University.
Primarily, he has concentrated his research on the inter-relationships between light and ageing, the environmental mechanisms underlying age-related, diabetic and inherited retinal disease, and the development of lasers for use in ophthalmic diagnosis and surgery.
He invented and patented the revolutionary Excimer laser for the correction of refractive disorders.
He also created the world’s first Diode laser for treating eye problems of diabetes, glaucoma and ageing.
Professor Marshall has been the recipient of several awards: the Nettleship Medal of the Ophthalmological Society of the United Kingdom, the Mackenzie Medal, the Raynor Medal, the Ridley Medal, the Ashton Medal, the Ida Mann Medal, the Lord Crook Gold Medal, the Doyne Medal of the Oxford Congress, the Barraquer Medal of the International Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Kelman Innovator Award of the American Society for Refractive and Cataract surgery.
More recently in 2012 he received the Junius-Kuhnt Award and Medal for his work on AMD.
Professor Marshall has authored over four hundred research papers, 41 book chapters and 7 books.