Professor John Forrester
MD FRCSE FRCSG FRCOphth
Professor Forrester received his MD, ChB from Glasgow University, Scotland in 1970. In 1980 he received his MD also from the University of Glasgow. Between 1979-1984 he was Consultant Ophthalmologist/Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology at Glasgow University. In 1984 he was appointed to his current post, Cockburn Professor of Ophthalmology University of Aberdeen/Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist, NHS Grampian.
He has over the years received 16 awards and Visiting Professorships including the London Hospital Prize for Original Research in Ophthalmology in 1977, the Duke Elder Medal and the Ida Mann Medal in 1991. He received the Spinoza Professorship in Amsterdam in 1998 and the Kimura Lectureship as Visiting Professor (UCSF) University of California, San Francisco in 2004.
His main areas of research are Diabetic Retinopathy, Angiogenesis, Endothelial Cell Function, Ocular Immunology, Uveitis, Autoimmune Disease, Imaging in Ophthalmology, Wound Healing and Corneal Transplantation and has published over 260 papers.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Glasgow, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Physicians of Edinburgh, Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
He was Chairman of the RCOphth Medical Ophthalmology Training Sub-Committee and the RCOphth Diabetic Retinopathy Guidelines Committee and a member of the MRC Advisory Board. He was previously Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Ophthalmology 1992-2000. He is currently an Editorial Board member of the British Journal of Ophthalmology, European Journal of Ophthalmology and Current Eye Research.
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Intravenous ‘pulse’ Methylprednisolone for the Treatment of Inflammatory Cystoid Macular OedemaBritish Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 96, no. 12, pp. 1531-1533Contributions to Journals: Articles
CD11b(+) Bone Marrow-Derived Monocytes Are the Major Leukocyte Subset Responsible for Retinal Capillary Leukostasis in Experimental Diabetes in Mouse and Express High Levels of CCR5 in the CirculationAmerican Journal of Pathology, vol. 181, no. 2, pp. 719-727Contributions to Journals: Articles
A role for PP1/NIPP1 in steering migration of human cancer cellsPloS ONE, vol. 7, no. 7, e40769Contributions to Journals: Articles
Regenerative approaches as alternatives to donor allografting for restoration of corneal functionThe Ocular Surface, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 170-183Contributions to Journals: Articles
A Randomized Trial of Tacrolimus versus Tacrolimus and Prednisone for the Maintenance of Disease Remission in Noninfectious UveitisOphthalmology, vol. 119, no. 6, pp. 1223-1230Contributions to Journals: Articles
Persistent inflammation subverts thrombospondin-1-induced regulation of retinal angiogenesis and is driven by CCR2 ligationAmerican Journal of Pathology, vol. 180, no. 1, pp. 235-245Contributions to Journals: Articles
TLR9 ligand CpG-ODN applied to the injured mouse cornea elicits retinal inflammationAmerican Journal of Pathology, vol. 180, no. 1, pp. 209-220Contributions to Journals: Articles
MHCII and the innate immune system: what is their role in Parkinson's disease?Society for NeuroscienceContributions to Conferences: Posters
DC electric stimulation upregulates angiogenic factors in endothelial cells through activation of VEGF receptorsCytokine, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 110-115Contributions to Journals: Articles
T cell responses in experimental viral retinitis: mechanisms, peculiarities and implications for gene therapy with viral vectorsProgress in Retinal and Eye Research, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 275-284Contributions to Journals: Articles