Mr John Elston



GMC number: 1643873

Practising since: 1975



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After graduating from St Thomas’ Hospital, John Elston’s ophthalmological training was at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Great Ormond Street with a Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore USA. He was appointed to UK Consultant Ophthalmology posts at the National Hospital Queen Square and St Mary’s Hospital, London then from 1990 to 2015 at the Oxford Eye Hospital. He is now Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist at the John Radcliffe and also works at Birmingham Children’s and the Royal Berkshire Hospitals.

Mr Elston is a former President of the European Strabismological Association and Master of the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress. He has been Visiting Professor in Ophthalmology at the Wills Eye Institute, Philadelphia and Sydney Eye Hospital. He has given 6 named Guest Lectures and has over 70 peer-reviewed publications.

He works closely with Senior Orthoptist Caroline Dodridge.

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Mr Elston is currently working  with the Oxford Radcliffe Group on the visual function and prognosis in Neurofibromatosis type 2 with paediatric colleagues on the long term visual and neuro-developmental outcome following head trauma in infancy.


  • British Isles Neuro-ophthalmology Club
  • British Isles Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Association

Other posts held

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist, ORH NHS
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Oxford


Mr John Elston does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr John Elston does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr John Elston does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.