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Vivek Bansal is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon and specialises in medical retinal diseases and modern cataract surgery. He has been practicing ophthalmology for more than twenty years.
He did his higher specialist training from Cardiff and fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. He joined as Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Essex County Hospital, Colchester in 2009.
His areas of expertise are age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusions, inflammatory eye diseases (uveitis), diabetic eye disease including intravitreal injection therapy (Eylea, Lucentis) and laser treatments.
He is actively involved in the training and teaching of doctors and also ophthalmic trainees. He is also a college tutor for the Royal College of Opthalmologists and faculty for the College’s Microsurgical Skills Courses. He has made scientific presentations and lectures in regional and international meetings.
Mr Bansal provides clinical care for all general ophthalmic and emergency eye conditions and specialises in medical retinal diseases and cataract surgery.
Areas of interest
Small incision cataract surgery (Phacoemulsification); YAG laser treatment for posterior capsule opacification
Medical retina; diabetic retinopathy including macular oedema,
age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusions, central serous retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, inherited retinal disease, uveitis, anti-VEGF therapy and dexamethasone injections, retinal laser treatment.
General ophthalmology (blepharitis, conjunctivitis, red Eye, dry eye, floaters, flashing lights, Blurred vision, watery eyes) and emergency eye care.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Essex County Hospital
Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London 2008
Reference number 5204607
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Euretina, European Society of Retina Specialists
British Medical Association
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- 07913 759290
- Oaks Hospital, Colchetser, CO45XR
- 17:30 - 19:30
- 07913 759290
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