Mr. Sergio Pagliarini, MD (It), FRCSEd(Ophth), FRCOPhth
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Who i am
  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Retinal Specialist at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust
  • Lead Clinician of the Macular Unit at the Hospital of St. Cross, Rugby
  • Clinical Lead for eye research at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust Former Clinical Lead of the CLRN, Comprehensive Local Research Network of Ophthalmology for West Midlands (South).
Professional Organisations Memberships
  • GMC Full registration No. 3210752 since 9th February 1988
  • Specialist Register for Ophthalmology, UK since 19th November 1999
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Ophth), May 1999, Roll N. 25374
  • Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists of England, Membership No. 25347
  • Member of the British Medical Association, 6993505
  • Member of the Medical Defence Union, 226023D
  • Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 14976
  • Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 428406
  • Member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 62331
My practice
  • Retinal and Macular Diseases e.g. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Retinal Vein Occlusions, Diabetic Eye Disease, Central Serous Retinopathy, Eye Inflammation (Uveitis).
  • General ophthalmology and Cataracts
My medical education and past experience
  • Hons Medical Degree in 1986 and then Ophthalmology Specialist Certificate, both in Italy.
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital and St Thomas's Hospital, London, Medical Retina clinical and research fellowships (two years) and then at University of Rome “La Sapienza”.
  • 1995, returned to the UK as a Specialist Registrar at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham.
  • 1999 took my Royal College of Surgeons Fellowship exams in order to fully establish my career in the UK.
  • In 2000, I visited several American Universities where I consolidated my retinal specialist knowledge.
  • May 2000, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, May 200.
  • Feb. 2001, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at UHCW NHS Trust, as invited to move my expertise to Coventry, to develop the local retinal and eye services.
  • Clinical Director, Ophthalmology from Jan 2010 to April 2012, then Joint Clinical Lead Ophthalmology at UHCW from May 2013 to April 2014.
  • 2009 to date: Clinical Research Lead for Ophthalmology at the Macular Unit, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire
Key Developments
  • First Retinal/Macular Scanner- OCT Stratus in the UK in 2003
  • UHCW became one of 45 UK Specialist AMD and PDT centres in 2004
  • Development of multimodality diagnostic imaging for retinal and macular diseases
  • 2009, attracted to UHCW the first of a series of clinical trials on retinal and macular diseases
  • The Macular Unit at the Hospital of St Cross opened in January 2011

    This is a £2,000,000 purpose built high-tech area hosting a highly trained and motivated team delivering This is a £2,000,000 purpose built high-tech area hosting a highly trained and motivated team delivering research and multimodality diagnostic retinal imaging to support decision making in modern retinal treatments, such as anti-VEGF (Lucentis, Eylea, Avastin), intravitreal steroid implants (Ozurdex and Iluvien) and Photodynamic Therapy (PDT).

  • Nominated for the Macular Disease Society excellence national award in 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • National Research Award, February 2015, awarded by Prof. Dame Sally Davies, for achievements in NIHR Commercial Research
  • Outstanding Trainer Award for the West Midlands Ophthalmology Specialist Training programme in 2017
Personal Interests
  • Sailing and Kayaking
  • Photography
  • History