Professional background

  • Joint consultant neuro-ophthalmologist at National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Moorfields Eye Hospital, appointed 1999
  • Consultant ophthalmologist, National Hospital and St Mary's Hospital (Western Eye Hospital) 1992-1999
  • Fellowship training in neuro-ophthalmology, St Thomas' Hospital 1991
  • Registrar training in ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital and Western Eye Hospital, 1986-1991
  • Basic general medicine and neurology training 1982-1985
  • BM University of Southampton 1980

Research interests

Clincial neuro-ophthalmology


Naomi Tan, James Acheson, Nadeem Ali. Giant cell arteritis in patients of Indian subcontinent descent in the United Kingdom. Eye 2019; 33, 459-463

Neringa Jurkute, Anna Majander, Richard Bowman, Marcela Votruba, Stephen Abbs, James Acheson, Guy Lenaers, Patrizia Amati-Bonneau, Mariya Moosajee, Gavin Arno ? Patrick Yu-Wai-Man. Gene utility card for inherited optic neuropathies including next-generation sequencing-based approaches. Eur J Hum Genetics (2019) 27; 494-502

Participant in Bonsai Group. Artificial intelligence to detect papilledema from fundus photography. New England Journal of Medicine This article was published on April 14, 2020, at DOI:10.1056/NEJMoa1917130

Acheson J, Burton B Plant G Neuro-Ophthalmology in Moorfields Manual of Ophthalmology 1st edition 2008, 2nd edition 2014, 3rd edition 2020. Jaypee