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    Publications, Research & Media

Invited presentations (last 5 years)

2016 Ocular complications in MPS, MPS masterclass, Dubai
2016 Vision in Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral palsy network, Manchester
2015 Sheffield Inflammatory Eye Disease Study Day - ‘Challenges of managing cataract in children with uveitis’
2015 Metabolic Genetic Disorders - ophthalmic manifestations UK Eye Genetic Group
2015 Whats new in paediatric cataracts? North of England Ophthalmological Society
2014 MREH 200 Conference ‘Advances in Assessment and Management of Ocular Metabolic Disease’
2014 Neurometabolic disease and the eye . Paediatric neuro-ophthalmology study day, Nowgen Manchester
2013 Cataract surgery in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis-associated Uveitis BIPOSA, Leeds
2013 Albinism Fellowship family conference, Ribby Hall Lancashire
2012 Optic neuropathies-diagnosis and management
2012 Demyelinating CNS Disorders: The child becoming an adult. Mayo Clinic Salford-Manchester
2011-2016 MPS 1 and the Eye - Annual Day with the MPS1 experts Nowgen, Manchester (sponsored by Genzyme)
2011 European Medicines Agency Regulatory Agency Paediatric Ophthalmology workshop ‘Current clinical and Research Picture’ in paediatric anterior segment disorders
2011 MPS VI and the Eye - South American MPS VI meeting, Salvador Brazil (sponsored by Biomarin)

Book Chapters

‘Neurometabolic Disorders and the eye’. Ashworth and Morris. In Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Ed Lambert and Lyons 5th edition.
Perioperative care of the child with congenital cataract-intraoperative and post-operative medication. Ashworth and Biswas in Congenital Cataract Lloyd and Lambert 2016.
Intraocular lens implantation in the capsular bag and posterior capsulotomy techniques Ashworth and Lloyd in Congenital Cataract Lloyd and Lambert. 2016
‘Neurometabolic Disorders and the eye’. Ashworth, Morris and Wraith. In Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Ed Hoyt and Taylor 4th edition 2013

Publications (last 5 years)

Accuracy of Intraocular Pressure Measurement With the Icare Tonometer in Children. Chan WH, Lloyd IC, Symes RJ, Ashworth JL, Cosgrove E, Pilling R, Biswas S. Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila). 2015 Nov-Dec;4(6):357-9

The Novel Evidenced Assessment of Tortuosity system: interobserver reliability and agreement with clinical assessment. Balaskas K, Tiew S, Czanner G, Tan AL, Ashworth J, Biswas S, Aslam T. Acta Ophthalmol. 2015 Dec 21. doi: 10.1111/aos.12907. [Epub ahead of print]

Optic neuropathy in methylmalonic acidemia and propionic acidemia. Martinez Alvarez L, Jameson E, Parry NR, Lloyd C, Ashworth JL. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jan;100(1):98-104

Multifocal chorioretinitis with progressive subretinal fibrosis in a young child. Steeples LR, Ashworth J, Jones N. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Oct 14;2015.

Next-generation Sequencing in the Diagnosis of Metabolic Disease Marked by Pediatric Cataract. Gillespie RL, Urquhart J, Anderson B, Williams S, Waller S, Ashworth J, Biswas S, Jones S, Stewart F, Lloyd IC, Clayton-Smith J, Black GC. Ophthalmology. 2016 Jan;123(1):217-20.

Assessment and diagnosis of suspected glaucoma in patients with mucopolysaccharidosis.

Ashworth J, Flaherty M, Pitz S, Ramlee A. Acta Ophthalmol. 2015 Mar;93(2):e111-7.

Personalized diagnosis and management of congenital cataract by next-generation sequencing.

Gillespie RL, O'Sullivan J, Ashworth J, Bhaskar S, Williams S, Biswas S, Kehdi E, Ramsden SC, Clayton-Smith J, Black GC, Lloyd IC. Ophthalmology. 2014 Nov;121(11):2124-37.

Tuberculous Orbital Apex Syndrome with Severe Irreversible Visual Loss. Tanawade RG, Thampy RS, Wilson S, Lloyd IC, Ashworth J. Orbit. 2015 Apr 16:1-3.

Clinical and molecular genetic findings in autosomal dominant OPA3-related optic neuropathy.

Sergouniotis PI, Perveen R, Thiselton DL, Giannopoulos K, Sarros M, Davies JR, Biswas S, Ansons AM, Ashworth JL, Lloyd IC, Black GC, Votruba M. Neurogenetics. 2015 Jan;16(1):69-75.

Anterior segment OCT imaging in MPS types I, II and VI. Ahmed TY, Turnbull AM, Attridge N, Ashworth J. Eye 2014; 28(3);327-36.

Does the timing of treatment affect the ocular phenotype in patients with Mucopolysaccharidosis I homozygous for the L490P mutation? Chan WH, Biswas S, Lloyd IC, Wraith E, Jones S, Mercer J, Ashworth JL. Eye. 2013 Sep; 27(9):1112-4.

Neurometabolic disorders and the Eye. In Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Taylor D and Hoyt C. Elsevier 2013. Congenital and infantile cataract:  aetiology and management. Chan WH, Biswas S, Ashworth JL, Lloyd IC. Eur J Pediatr. 2012 Apr; 171(4):625-30.

Bilateral paediatric optic neuropathy precipitated by vitamin B12 deficiency and a novel mitochondrial DNA mutation. Jalil A, Usmani HA, Khan MI, Blakely EL, Taylor RW, Vassallo G, Ashworth J. Int Ophthalmol. 2013 Apr 10.

Use of iris recognition camera technology for the quantification of corneal opacification

in mucopolysaccharidoses. Aslam TM, Shakir S, Wong J, Au L, Ashworth J.  Brit J Ophthalmology 2012 Dec; 96(12):1466-8.

Ocular Manifestations as Key Features for Diagnosing Mucopolysaccharidoses Summers CG, Ashworth JL. Rheumatology. 2011 Dec;50 Suppl 5:v34-40

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis associated with optic neuritis and marked peri-papillary haemorrhages. Chan WH, Lloyd IC, Ashworth JL, Jain S, May K, Hughes I, Biswas S. Eye . 2011 Sep 23.

Duration of form deprivation and visual outcome in infants with bilateral congenital cataracts.

Jain S, Ashworth J, Biswas S, Lloyd IC. J AAPOS. 2010 Feb;14(1):31-4.

Bilateral idiopathic orbital inflammatory syndrome with grossly elevated creatinine kinase levels W H Chan, S Biswas, J Ashworth, I Hughes, V Sharma and I C Lloyd Eye, 2012 Apr; 26(4):613-4.

Clinical guidelines for diagnosing and managing ocular manifestations in children with mucopolysaccharidosis. Fahnehjelm KT, Ashworth JL, Pitz S, Olsson M, Törnquist AL, Lindahl P, Summers CG. Acta Ophthalmol. 2012 Nov; 90(7): 595-602.

Measurement of intraocular pressure in children in the UK. Chan WH, Lloyd IC, Ashworth JL, May K, Bhojwani D, Biswas S. Eye. 2011 Jan; 25(1):119-20.

Diagnosis and management of ophthalmological features in patients with mucopolysaccharidosis. 

Ferrari S, Ponzin D, Ashworth JL, Fahnehjelm KT, Summers CG, Harmatz PR, Scarpa M. Br J Ophthalmol. 2011 May; 95(5):613-9.

Combined trabeculotomy-trabeculectomy augmented with 5-fluorouracil in paediatric glaucoma. 

Jalil A, Au L, Khan I, Ashworth J, Lloyd IC, Biswas S. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2010 Oct 25.

Ocular manifestations in the mucopolysaccharidoses. JL Ashworth, FE Kruse, B Bachmann, AP Tormene, A Suppiej, R Parini, N Guffon.  Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2010;38:12-22.

Clinical Review of Periorbital Capillary Haemangioma of Infancy. Jalil A, Maino A, Bhojwani R, Vose M, Ashworth J, Lloyd IC, Biswas S. J Paed Ophthalmol Strabismus 2010;28;1-8.

Duration of form deprivation and visual outcome in infants with bilateral congenital cataracts. 

Jain S, Ashworth J, Biswas S, Lloyd IC. J AAPOS 2010;14(1)31-4.


2016 Your Child In Their Hands’ - Channel 5
2015 ‘Newsround’ - CBBC
2014 Operation Ouch’ - CBBC

International Conferences

2016 American Association of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), Vancouver
2016 14th International MPS meeting, Bonn
2015 UK Eye Genetic Group meeting, Manchester MPS Masterclass, Istanbul British and Ireland Paediatric Ophthalmology Society meeting, Cardiff
2014 European Paediatric Ophthalmology Society, Barcelona; AAPOS Palm Springs 2014;
2013 AAPOS Boston 2013 BIPOSA, Leeds
2011 MPS VI and the Eye - South American MPS VI meeting, Salvador Brazil (sponsored by Biomarin)

Dr Jane L. Ashworth BMBCh FRCOphth PhD

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon & Paediatric Ophthalmologist

  • Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
    Private Patient Centre, Manchester M13 9PL
  • Cheshire Eye Clinic, Wilmslow SK9 1PA
  • Tel : 07946 326 614