Mr. Terence Tarrant

  • 21 Jul 2023
  • RCOphth

It is with much sadness that we announce the death of Honorary Fellow Terence Tarrant, and the College offers its sincere condolences to Terence’s family, friends and colleagues.

The funeral will take place on Wednesday 2 August, at Mortlake Crematorium, Kew Meadow Path, Richmond, Surrey, at 2:00pm. The Tarrant family requests no flowers, but encourages charitable donations are made to Moorfields Eye Charity in his memory.

Terry spent many years at the Institute of Ophthalmology in Judd Street before continuing his work at the Holborn branch of Moorfields Eye Hospital, and continued to see patients throughout his retirement. His interest in optic imagery and his skilled artistry allowed him to embark on a career in ophthalmic medical illustration, becoming the key artist for many ophthalmologists throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Alongside his paintings of the fundus and external eye, Terry contributed to illustrations of instruments and surgical procedures to many text books on ophthalmology.

For funeral information and to make a donation, visit: Funeral Notice for Mr Terence Tarrant (

A full interview with Terry, discussing his life and career, is available to watch here: The Man Behind the Paintings: An Interview with Terry Tarrant, Ophthalmic Artist – The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (