Roger Pearce

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 22 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:232

Consultant ophthalmologist Watford General Hospital 1981 to 2003 (b 1943; q St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London, 1968; FRCS), d 31 December 2003.

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After qualification and junior hospital posts Roger set his sights on a career in ophthalmology, training at Moorfields and the Western Ophthalmic Hospital. He never found examinations easy but he persevered in his chosen specialty, and was finally rewarded with a consultant post at Watford General Hospital. He had a special interest in paediatric ophthalmology. Roger had only retired from the NHS in July, was still engaged in private practice, and was looking forward to a well earned semi-retirement when he and his wife, Linda, were killed in a minibus crash while on a safari walking holiday in South Africa to celebrate his 60th birthday. He leaves three daughters.

[Robert Palmer]


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