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Mr Rodger Whitelocke

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon MB BS, PhD(Lond.), FRCS(Eng.), FRCOphth

Specialism: Head and neck, Neuro-oncology, Skin

Available at: Chelsea

Special interests:

  • general ophthalmology
  • ocular oncology
  • medical retina


Mr Rodger Whitelocke has been a Consultant Ophthalmologist at The Royal Marsden since 1983. He deals with a wide range of ophthalmic conditions. As well as specialist ocular oncology (including melanoma, head and neck, and neuro-ophthalmology), he also deals with most general and acute ophthalmic problems. Until 2008 he was Senior Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, and held this post for 28 years.

He trained at the Medical College of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, University of London, where he won the Withers Prize in Ophthalmology and subsequently at Moorfields Eye Hospital where we became Senior Resident Surgical Officer. He then returned to Bart’s as Senior Registrar and was appointed consultant in 1980.

Prior to this he carried out original research at the Institute of Ophthalmology where he gained a PhD for work on inflammation, and was awarded the Royal Society of Medicine Prize in Ophthalmology. He has published widely in both clinical and scientific journals including papers on treatment of diabetic retinopathy, ocular oncology, sickle cell eye disease, prostaglandins in ocular inflammation etc.

He works closely with the Head and Neck Unit as well as other cancer specialities, including neuro-oncology, dermatology and melanoma.

He has moved his private practice from Harley Street and all his private activity is now carried out at the Private Care Centre at Fulham Road, Royal Marsden Hospital. For appointments, telephone 020 7808 2731. 

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