Professor Bron is Head of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology at the University of Oxford. His early training was in physiology and medicine at Guy’s Hospital in London, after which, between 1964 and 1965, he completed a research fellowship at the Wilmer Institute in Baltimore. His residency training was in the Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.
Professor Bron’s interests are in external diseases of the eye, including corneal healing, dry eye and ocular infection. He also has a major interest in the causes of cataract and glaucoma and in certain inherited ocular diseases. At various times he has served as the President of the Ophthalmic Section of the Royal Society of Medicine in London, Chairman of the Association of Eye Research and Vice-President of JERMOV (Joint Eye Research Meetings in Ophthalmology and Vision).
He is currently the Chairman of the Corneal Section of EVER (European Association for Vision and Eye Research). He has authored over 200 publications and serves on the Editorial Board of six peer-reviewed journals. He has lectured extensively in the U.K. and abroad. He was the recipient of the Castroviejo Medal in 1992 and of the Doyne Medal in 1996. He is the co-author of Wolff’s Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit, Ocular infection, Lens Disorders and a student text on Ophthalmology.