Mr Fion Bremner

Mr Fion Bremner  Tel: 020 3448 3382 / 020 3447 9740
Fax: 020 3448 4339

University College Hospital; Hospital for Tropical Diseases; National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Tropical and infectious diseases, Neuro-ophthalmology

Professional background

Fion Bremner is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon working at three different sites within UCLH, namely University College Hospital, the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery and the Hospital for Tropical Diseases. 
He studied medicine at St.Thomas' Hospital and intercalated a PhD in Neurophysiology at University College London. He then trained in Ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital and did two years sub-specialty training as a Clinical Fellow at the National Hospital. Fion is Honorary Secretary to the European Neuro-ophthalmology Society Council and is actively involved in developing the training of neuro-ophthalmology in the UK and abroad. 
His key clinical interests are in neuro-ophthalmology and tropical ophthalmology, but he also has an active research programme investigating pupil abnormalities associated with neurological disease.  Fion is Clinical Governance Lead for Ophthalmology, and is also an elected Governor.


Research interests

  • General ophthalmology 
  • Neuro-ophthalmology 
  • Tropical ophthalmology 
  • Difficult diagnostic problems relating to eyes and vision 
  • Pupil abnormalities


Bremner FD, Tomlin EA, Shallo-Hoffmann J, Votruba M & Smith SE. The pupil in dominant optic atrophy. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 2001; 42: 675-678   
Bremner FD & Smith SE. Review of The Pupil: anatomy, physiology and clinical applications by Irene Loewenfeld. Brain 2001; 124 (9): 1881-1883   
Rajan MS, Bremner FD & Riordan-Eva P. Pupil perimetry in the diagnosis of functional visual field loss. J Roy Soc Med 2002; 95: 498-500   
Bremner FD.  Toxic and nutritional optic neuropathies. In ‘Evidence-based Ophthalmology’ Ed. R Wormald, L.Smeeth & K.Henshaw; BMJ Publishing Group, 2004; pp367-369    Bremner FD, Booth A & Smith SE. Benign alternating anisocoria. Neuro-ophthalmology 2004; 28: 129-135   
Bremner FD, Houlden H & Smith SE. Genotypic and phenotypic heterogeneity in familial microcoria. Br J Ophthalmol 2004; 88(4):469-473   
Bremner FD. Pupil assessment in optic nerve disorders. Eye 2004; 18: 1175-1181   
Bremner FD & Smith SE. Pupil findings in a consecutive series of 150 cases of generalised autonomic neuropathy. J Neurol Neurosurg Psych 2006; 77: 1163-1168    Bremner FD & Smith SE. 
Pupil abnormalities in selected autonomic neuropathies.  J Neuro-Ophthalmol 2006; 26: 209-219   
Zaidi FH, Bremner FD, Gregory-Evans K, Cocker KD & Moseley MJ. Subretinal membranes are associated with abnormal degrees of pupil "evasion": an index of clinical macular dysfunction. Br J Ophthalmol. 2006; 90(9): 1115-1118    Bremner FD & Smith SE. Bilateral tonic pupils:  Holmes-Adie syndrome or generalised neuropathy?  Br J Ophthalmol 2007; 91: 1620-1623   
Bremner FD.  Congenital Pit of the Optic Disc.  In Roy FH, Fraunfelder FW, Fraunfelder FT (eds) Roy and Fraunfelder's Current Ocular Therapy, 6th edition. pp.576-577. Elsevier, Inc. London. 2008   
Bremner FD.  Pilocarpine: better than a scan.  Br Med J 2008; 336: 171   
Bremner FD & Smith SE.  Pupillographic findings in 39 consecutive cases of harlequin syndrome.  J Neuro-Ophthalmol 2008; 28(3):171-7   
Bremner FD. Pupil evaluation as a test for autonomic disorders. Clinical Autonomic Research 2009; 19(2): 88-101   
Ali N, Woodward C.E, Sweeney M, Phadke R, Holton J.L, Acheson J, Plant G.T & Bremner F.D.  Pupillary dysfunction in an atypical case of mitochondrial myopathy with tubular aggregates.  J Neuro-Ophthalmol 2010; 30(2): 153-6


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