Miss Vickie Lee is a Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon at Imperial College and London North West University Healthcare NHS Trusts. She is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Imperial College School of Medicine.
She specializes in treatment of all orbital, lacrimal and eyelid conditions (including cosmetic) and watering and dry eyes.
Miss Lee is a leading specialist in orbital trauma and thyroid eye disease. She is the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society’s National Lead for Thyroid Eye Disease(TED) and authored the national guidelines for TED and led the compilation of a national directory for thyroid eye services. She leads multidisciplinary TED services across 3 NHS hospitals for TED that are internationally recognised . Miss Lee is also the Principal Investigator for Clinical Trials for novel treatments for Thyroid eye disease . She has also published extensively many TED and orbital trauma papers in major peer reviewed journals.
Miss Lee works closely with an extensive network of leading specialists from other medical and surgical disciplines to ensure her patients can access the best multi-disciplinary care possible.
Miss Lee is part of a small group of lacrimal specialists who is highly experienced in performing endonasal dacryocystorhinstomy for tear duct obstruction.
Alongside her clinical work, Miss Lee is dedicated to education, both for the medical students at Imperial College and for the future generation of ophthalmologists. She was awarded a teaching development grant from Imperial College to develop the online ophthalmology teaching platform and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer and Clinical Teacher on the BSc research program. She and her colleagues also run a successful oculoplastic fellowship program for the next generation of oculoplastic surgeons.
She has been invited to chair and lecture at many national and international conferences on a variety of topics including thyroid eye disease, orbital and facial trauma and cosmetic rejuvenation and has published in textbooks and in many leading peer reviewed journals. She is a Founder Member of the British Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Society (BOPSS) and represents her subspecialty at the Scientific Committee for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
Training and Experience
Miss Lee graduated in medicine and surgery from the University of Cambridge with a Double First, completed her basic ophthalmic surgical training at the Western Eye Hospital in London and went on to higher surgical training in London. After her Oculoplastic Fellowship training in Moorfields Eye Hospital she took up her NHS consultant post in 2002.
Areas of Expertise
- Thyroid Eye Disease (medical and surgical treatment)
- Urgent Eye Care
- Dry and watering eye and Blepharitis
- Chalazion Incision and Curettage
- Oculoplastic (Eyelid) surgery
- Lacrimal (Tear duct) surgery
- Aesthetic:Ptosis, Blepharoplasty, anti-ageing facial rejuvenation including botulinum toxin injections and filler injections
- Royal College of Ophthalmologists
- Founder Member BOPSS British Society Oculoplastic Surgery
- ESOPRS European Society Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Imperial College Ophthalmology Research Group
- Royal Society of Medicine
Miss Lee is recognized by all major medical insurance schemes.