Mr Kolb is a consultant Ophthalmologist who specialises in Vitreous, Retinal and Cataract surgery. He graduated from Newcastle University before obtaining a national training number in Ophthalmology. He has gained a wealth of experience working at different hospitals across the United Kingdom and New Zealand. He has gained a further year of sub specialty training in Vitreoretinal surgery at Europe's largest teaching hospital, St James University Teaching Hospital in Leeds. He now works at St James University Hospital as a consultant Vitreoretinal surgeon and honourary senior lecturer at the University of Leeds. Passionate about the continued development of training new surgeons, Mr Kolb is the royal college tutor at St James, looking after the education and support of new ophthalmic trainees. He also works weekly at the Yorkshire Eye Hospital in Bradford and the Spire Leeds Hospital in Roundhay. Mr Kolb is avidly engaged in research, having published many articles in international journals, including the British journal of Ophthalmology, the British Medical Journal and the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He has also presented at national and international conferences. He is enrolled to start work in a multinational project investigating the novel treatment of sub retinal gene therapy for inherited retinal conditions.