Knighthood for member of our medical panel

Professor Peng KhawProfessor Peng Tee Khaw, a who sits on the Aniridia Network UK medical panel, was awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s 2013 Birthday Honours. The consultant ophthalmic surgeon received the honour  for services to ophthalmology.

At the Aniridia Network UK (ANUK) Conference 2013 we announced that ten top experts in the UK have agreed to help us understand the: causes, symptoms, assessment, prognosis and treatment of aniridia. Professor Khaw is among them. Members can ask them questions via our enquiries service (

Among his other roles, Professor Khaw is currently Director of the Biomedical Research Centre (BMRC) funded by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) at Moorfields Eye Hospital/University College London Institute of Ophthalmology. He is professor of ocular healing and glaucoma and has a long track record of developing new treatments from laboratory through to international clinical trials.

Colleague and ANUK patron Veronica van Heyningen tweeted that she was “delighted to hear of the knighthood for the expert on glaucoma & new treatments”.

Congratulations also came from our officials and members. Jenny said, “I know for definite that he is solely responsible for the fact that I still have some remaining useful vision – he has done numerous surgeries on both my eyes since I was 12. So happy all his hard work and dedication has been recognised!”

About Aniridia Network

A charity support group for people with the genetic visual impairment aniridia and their families in the UK and Ireland. Our vision is that people with/associated with aniridia are hopeful, confident, supported and well informed regarding aniridia. Founded in 2000. First registered as a charity in 2011 and fully in 2018.
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