Areas of Expertise: Vision and eye research
Roger Buckley was one of the founders of VERI (originally the Vision and Eye Research, VERU). He is an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) with extensive experience in clinical practice, research and teaching.
Roger Buckley is an ophthalmologist who additionally has much experience in the teaching and regulation of optometry. He trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, where he was appointed to the consultant staff in 1981; he also directed the Contact Lens Service there for many years, and remains an Honorary Consultant. He was appointed Professor of Ocular Medicine at City University London, in 1997 and was able to transfer that Chair to Anglia Ruskin University in 2005. He has held many positions of high professional responsibility and his advice is regularly sought by professional groups and the media. His lecturing experience, both at home and abroad, is extensive. His clinical and research interests include the ocular surface, comprising the cornea, the conjunctiva and the tear film. Ocular allergy has long been a major interest.
At Moorfields Eye Hospital, Roger taught Senior House Officers, Registrars, Fellows and Visiting Fellows during the course of his out-patient and in-patient clinical duties. Many of them now hold consultant posts in this country (including Moorfields Eye Hospital) and overseas. Roger also taught visiting overseas doctors, medical students, optometrists, orthoptists and nurses.
At Anglia Ruskin University, Roger has lectured on ocular abnormality and disease to 3rd Year Undergraduates, and on pharmacology and introductory topics to the 2nd year. Roger has also supervised 3rd year Projects and Dissertations, usually around three or four per year.
At City University, London, Roger lectures on the regular courses held for the training of Prescribing Optometrists.
At Imperial College, London, Roger contributes regularly to the MSc course in Allergy.
Roger has supervised numerous MSc projects and PhD theses and has acted as an external examiner in both areas.
Roger has acted as External Examiner to the optometry training courses of other universities (Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland and the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland).
Editorial Boards and Peer Review
Member of International Editorial Board, formerly Journal of the British Contact Lens Association and now Contact Lens and Anterior Eye).
Reviewer for Cornea, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Eye, PLOS ONE, Paediatric Allergy and Immunology, Clinical and Experimental Optometry, Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, Ophthalmology.
College of Optometrists: Clinical Management Guideline Development, 2008 to date.
Gane J, Buckley R. Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists in Allergic Eye Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Allergy Clin Immunol: In Practice 2013;1: 65-74.
Sanchez-Parra L, Pardhan S, Buckley RJ, Parker M, Bourne RRA. Diurnal Intraocular Pressure and the Relationship with Swept-Source OCT-Derived Anterior Chamber Dimensions in Angle Closure: the IMPACT Study. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015;56:2943–9.
Willshire, C., Buckley, R. Bron, A. Standardising the Schirmer Test by Enclosing the Strip in a Waterproof Sheath. Acta Ophthalmologica. 2015;[e-journal]93(S255)
Scadding GK, Kariyawasam HH, Scadding G, Mirakian R, Buckley RJ, Dixon T, Durham SR, Farooque S, Huber PAJ, Jones N, Leech S, Nasser SM, Powell R, Roberts G, Rotiroti G, Simpson A, Smith H, Clark AT. BSACI guideline for the diagnosis and management of allergic and non-allergic rhinitis (Revised Edition). Clinical and Experimental Allergy. 2017;47:856-89.
Willshire C, Buckley RJ B, Bron AJ. Central Connections of the Lacrimal Functional Unit. Cornea. 2017 Aug;36(8):898-907.
Willshire C, Buckley RJ, Bron AJ. Estimating basal tear osmolarity in normal and dry eye subjects. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye. 2018 Feb;41:34-46.
Buckley RJ. Assessment and Management of Dry Eye Disease. Eye. 2018 Feb;32:200-203.
Roger Buckley (2017). Assessment and Management of Dry Eye Disease. Cambridge Ophthalmological Symposium. Cambridge, UK
Roger Buckley (2018). 1. Avoidance and Management of Infective Keratitis and Conjunctivitis; 2. Ocular Allergy. Principles of Independent Prescribing Course, Module 2. City University, London UK
Roger Buckley (2019). Allergic Eye Disease: Diagnosis and Management. PG Cert Allergy, Module 2. Imperial College, London UK
Numerous local radio, national radio and television appearances connected with medical or contact lens related news items, and phone-in programmes.