Dr Gurjeet Jutley FRCOphth, BM, BSc (Hons)
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma & Cataract Surgeon

Regional Educational Advisor at The Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Doctor of the Year at John Radcliffe Hospital February 2020

Mr Jutley’s NHS responsibilities include being Clinical Governance Lead in the Ophthalmology department at John Radcliffe Hospital.

Gurjeet Jutley is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon based at Oxford University Hospital. Gurjeet has sub-speciality interest in complex cataract surgery and glaucoma. As the OUH’s glaucoma expert, he provides treatments including conventional glaucoma surgery (including trabeculectomy and tube surgeries) minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) and endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation laser treatments.

FRCOphth (Royal College of Ophthalmologists)2016
Southampton University Medical School2000-2006
  • Bachelor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science: Biochemistry and Physiology (First class honours)
Woolwich Polytechnic School1992-1999
Clinical Elective
Elective Internship Acute Trauma and Emergency Room (Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA)Jul 2003

I managed patients with gun shot wounds, stab wounds and severe poly-trauma. This included management of a host of ophthalmic emergencies including blow out fractures, penetrating eye injuries and lid lacerations.

Novartis glaucoma awardMarch 2017
  • Finalist
  • Case published in peer reviewed journal BMC 
Ethicon ScholarshipJan 2014
  • £900 awarded for trauma placement in Ispahani Islamia Eye Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Ulverscroft travel bursarySep 2013
  • £5000 awarded for trauma placement in Ispahani Islamia Eye Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Southern Ophthalmic Society prizeJan 2013
  • £500 for best presentation of tachyphylaxis in radiation retinopathy
Southampton University Hospitals travel trust bursaryMar 2007
  • £200 to present BTS guidelines adherence in American Thoracic Society
Books, Chapters, Acknowledgements
  1. Glaucoma drainage devices: a practical illustrated guide. Springer, India. Author of chapter Surgical technique for Baerveldt glaucoma drainage devices (accepted Jan 2018)
  2. Ophthalmology at a Glance, 2nd Edition. Olver JM, Crawley L, JUTLEY G, Cassidy L.  Wiley-Blackwell, March 2014. Primary author. 
  3.  Ophthalmology Surgery: Principles and Practice, 4th edition. Spaeth GL, Danesh-Meyer H, Goldberg I, Kampik A. Elsevier Saunders, 2012. Acknowledgement for chapter 52, Surgery of the lacrimal system.  

Co-investigator for two multi-site, randomised control trials at Imperial College, London:

  • TAGS
  • DARC
  1. JUTLEY G, Bloom P. Surgical tube erosion in a patient with systemic sclerosis: ‘the hostile ocular surface’.BMC Ophth. Accepted January 2017. 
  2. JUTLEY G, Ahmed F. Managing rubeotic glaucoma at the Western Eye. Ophth in Practice. 2017 Jul;1(3):55-59.
  3. JUTLEY G, Saw V. Response to ‘An alternative method for upper & lower conjunctival fornix measurement’. Eye (Lond). 2017 June 16. Epub ahead of publishing.  
  4. JUTLEY G, Luk S, Dehabaddi M, Cordeiro F. Management of glaucoma as a neurogenerative disease. Neurodegen Dis Manag. 2017 Apr;7(2):157-172.
  5. Amiruzzaman M, Alam S, Khan S, Islam N, JUTLEY G. Surgical management of corneal perforation secondary to gonococcal keratitis: consecutive cases in Bangladeshi population. JVON. 2016 Aug;1(2):1-6.
  6. JUTLEY G, Carpenter D, Hau S et al. Upper and lower conjunctival fornix depth in healthy white Caucasian eyes: a method of objective assessment. Eye (Lond). 2016 Oct;30(10):1351-1358.
  7. JUTLEY G, Koukkoulli A, Forbes J, et al. Unusual case of scedosporium apiospermum keratitis following phacoemulsification in a systemically well patient. JCRS. 2015 Jan;41(1):230-3.  
  8. JUTLEY G, Aiello F, Robaei D, et al. Central toxic keratopathy following laser in situ keratomileusis. JCRS. 2014 Dec;40(12):1985-93.  
  9. JUTLEY G, Joharatnam N, Latif S, et al. Patient satisfaction following endoscopic endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy: a quality of life study. Eye (Lond). 2013 Sep;27(9):1084-9.      
  10. JUTLEY G, Ie A, Saha K, Joshi N. Surgical technique refinement for bone canthopexy. Orbit. 2013 Feb;32(1):85. 
  11. JUTLEY G, Shona J, Cheong-Leen R, et al. Response to ranibizumab following tachyphylaxis to bevacizumab in radiation maculopathy following stereotactic fractioned radiotherapy for optic nerve meningioma. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Nov;130(11):1466-1470.
  12. JUTLEY G, Jutley G, Tah V, et al. Peripapillary choroidal neovascular membranes; a review of the evidence. Eye (Lond). 2011 Jan;25(6):675-81. 
  13. Lindfield D, JUTLEY G, Griffith M. Trabeculectomy pearls of wisdom; mitomycin-soaked pledget ‘neckless’. Eye (Lond). 2010 Jul;24(7):1307-8. 
Poster presentation (First Author)Jul 2017
  • Down to glue: safety of fibrin glue in glaucoma drainage device surgery
  • World Glaucoma Congress
  • Helsinki, Finland
Oral Presentation (Second author)Oct 2013
  • Central toxic keratopathy: following LASIK. A consecutive case series
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
Poster Presentation (First author)May 2012
  • Paediatric Ophthalmology referrals: Causes of reduced vision in children and how accurate are referrals from family practitioners?
  • Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Poster Presentation (First author)Jan 2012
  • Response to ranibizumab following tachyphylaxis to bevacizumab in radiation maculopathy following stereotactic fractioned radiotherapy for optic nerve meningioma
  • Euretina
  • Rome, Italy
Poster Presentation (Second author)May 2008
  • Audit of Hospital Discharges and Follow up of Asthma Patients: Are We Following BTS Guidelines’ at an International conference
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Toronto, Canada
Poster Presentation (First author)Aug 2005
  • The role of TNF-alpha polymorphisms in determining the severity of asthma
  • INER
  • Mexico City, Mexico
Poster Presentation (First author)May 2012
  • Patient satisfaction following endoscopic endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Royal college of Ophthalmology annual congress
  • Liverpool, UK
Poster Presentation (First Author)May 2017
  • How can we increase patient clinic attendance by improving communication?
  • London School of Ophthalmology Conference
  • Chelsea, London, UK
Powerpoint Presentation (First Author)Jun 2016
  • Safe guarding in glaucoma: improving the casualty to clinic pathway.
  • Imperial College Annual Research Programme
  • Marylebone, London, UK
Poster Presentation (First author)Mar 2012
  • Paediatric Ophthalmology referrals: Causes of reduced vision in children and how accurate are referrals from family practitioners?
  • Annual London School of Ophthalmology conference
  • Holborn, London, UK
Poster PresentationNov 2009
  • Treating patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy and macular oedema: Are we adhering to timeframe guidelines?
  • South Thames regional meeting
  • Frimley Park, UK
  • Since January 2018 I have been the department lead for Glaucoma in Oxford University Hospital Trusts (OUHT). Specifically, I have:
    • Overhauled the virtual service run for patients, including working with the lead Optometrist to devise a protocol to safely move patients from clinic to the virtual service. I personally review these virtual assessments to ensure that safety is upheld. I plan to audit this service next year.
    • Recruited a further Consultant colleague with specialist interest in Glaucoma. I both short listed from the original submissions and was the department representative on the interview panel.
    • Developed and initiated the minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) service offered by the Trust. OUHT is now one of only 20 centres in the UK offering endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation (ECP). I have also devised a regional paradigm for clinical indications of: Xen implant, ECP, trabeculectomy and tube surgery.
    • Supervised junior doctors in producing patient leaflets which will significantly increase patient knowledge and aid in the consent process. I edited and amended these leaflets, currently in the production phase.
    • Produced an advert for the glaucoma fellowship, including overhauling and designing the successful applicant’s timetable.
    • Become the clinical lead for coding in Ophthalmology. I have had meetings with both the Ophthalmic manager and the coding department to devise methods to ensure correct remuneration for procedures done in both theatre and outpatients.
    • Started weekly departmental glaucoma teaching. I organised a venue, recruited delegates from the multi-disciplinary team and recruited external speakers. I have supervised a specialist trainee doctor in allocating topics to the various delegates.
    • Been recruited to chair the inaugural Oxford Anterior Segment meeting, June 8th 2018. I have worked with Thea drug company to organise a venue, recruit eminent speakers nationally, organise a trainee competition (including a prize) and ensure CPD points are allocated.
  • In January 2017, I completed Imperial College Leadership and Management course, which has helped me hone techniques and focus on my individual leadership style. I have also undertaken the Training the Trainers course, which has helped immensely to supervise in a structured manner.
  • I produced the overhauled and updated version of the West London Handbook in 2016. I liaised with different specialties to find the up-to-date protocols, as per NICE and RCOphth. Encompassed in this was allocating mentors for junior trainees and producing a section on ARCP targets within the book. The following year, I was involved in updating to an app version for smartphones.
  • I have undertaken a Quality Improvement Project looking at DNA rates within WEH and ways we can circumvent non attendance. One important point I elicited was that most patients prefered an email service, since letters are quite often not received. I presented my findings and recommendations at a board meeting in April 2017.
  • I devised the on-call rota for University College London (2013-2014) and Imperial College London ophthalmic trainees (2011-2012).
  • In March 2012, I was involved in the organisation of recruiting patients from outreach camps for cataract extraction in Mata Nanaki Hospital, Anandpur Sahib, Punjab, India. My specific role included examining patients to ascertain suitability for surgery, distributing near add spectacles for presbyopic patients, organising transport to reach the main hospital site and post-operative prescription of medication.

I participated in the national ‘Hospital at Night’ project as the junior doctors’ representative at Southampton General Hospital 2006-2007. My specific role included monitoring the nature of bleep requests and analysing the management of patients admitted overnight. I presented this information to senior committees in order that well-informed decisions regarding staffing outside sociable hours could be made.

  • From April 2018, I have been giving monthly teaching sessions to patients at the Oxfordshire Association for the Blind.
  • Since August 2017, I actively participate in the regional teaching for Oxford Deanery trainees. I also run a weekly departmental session for trainees and optometrists.
  • I am a lecturer at the MSc Clinical Ophthalmology, Institute of Ophthalmology. Most recently, I gave a Powerpoint presentation ‘Clinical Ophthalmoscopy: diagnostic features’ and practical session on direct ophthalmoscopy, January 2017.
  • I was part of the mentoring scheme at Imperial College whereby I was responsible for a Specialist Trainee year 1. My specific roles include surgical/simulator supervision, help with portfolio, and addressing training requirements.
  • During my fellowship, I ran the weekly Glaucoma Journal club at Imperial College, discussing our own research and ‘hot topic papers’. I allocated papers to be appraised and then critiqueed this assessment prior to presentation. In addition, I presented papers, produced a timetable of presenters, facilitated swaps and arranged for special updates to be discussed, i.e. EVER, ARVO, EGS. I also organised and ran weekly interactive group surgical teaching sessions. This involved discussing and analysing cataract surgery videos, including difficult cases specifically pertaining to glaucoma.
  • Through 2015-2017, I actively participated in the West London teaching programme Lectures I gave included ‘Glaucoma tube surgery’, ‘Biometry’, ‘Neovascular glaucoma’ and ‘Safety in Ophthalmology’.
  • In March 2012, I co-chaired a teaching programme for final year Imperial College students, entitled ‘Ophthalmology at a glance: for finals’. I arranged the location and gathered speakers, ranging from specialist trainees year one through to consultants. I also delivered an interactive lecture on painless, gradual loss of vision.
  • I was invited to give a talk at the Royal Society of Medicine: ‘Life as a trainee’ for undergraduates Februrary 2011.
  • I am on the International Council of Ophthalmology for setting the glaucoma questions for the annual ICO exam. The other members of the glaucoma section are five consultants. We have had formal training and the finalised exam was submitted May 2017. The inaugeral exam was a success and I have now just submitted a further 30 questions for the second examination in 2018.
  • I am registered with the College to complete cirriculum assessments on the Royal College ePortfolio.
  • I have been an OSCE examiner at St George’s Hospital and University College London for MBBS. After receiving formal training for this role, I most recently examined at the fundoscopy station for final year medical students July 2014.
First annual International meeting designed and prepared by myself. My specific role included:
Oxfordshire Medical Glaucoma (OMG) International meetingJun 2018
  • Designing the website, including surgical videos, trainee questions, glaucoma aetiology/management, etc.
  • Recruiting eminent speakers
  • Organising venue
  • Short-listing and judging trainee presentations for a prize award
  • I am a reviewer for both the General Practicioner journal ‘Innovait’ and ‘International Journal of Ophthalmology’.