- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Spire Alexandra Hospital, KIMS Hospital Limited .
This package includes your appointments before and after surgery, as well as your surgery and mono-focal lenses. It means you won’t use up your out-patient benefit or receive any additional bills from your surgeon (or anaesthetist, if you need one) for eligible treatment.
Please call the Bupa Eye Care team to find out more about and to pre-authorise your treatment on 0345 600 7267.
- Oculoplastic surgery
- Surgical lacrimal
- Video and telephone consultations
Ms Khandwala is a Consultant Ophthalmologist based at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospital. She has particular expertise is modern phako emulsification cataract surgery with implantation of multifocal and toric intra ocular lens implants to improve astigmatism and presbyopia.Special interests include cosmetic oculoplastic surgery of the eyelids and surrounding structures including skin cancers as well as surgery of the tear drainage system. She also has experience in managing blepharitis and dry eyes with the most up to date treatments available.
Ms Khandwala trained in ophthalmology in the South East of England, including Maidstone Hospital before undertaking a second fellowship in Norwich. During this period, she was an Honorary Lecturer of the University of East Anglia and was actively involved in teaching medical students, whilst pursuing research interests which include cataract surgery as well as newer ways of imaging eyelid skin cancers.
She is actively involved in medical education and is currently on the interview panel for medical admissions at University College London.She is on the faculty for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists microsurgical skills course and is also an Examiner for the Royal College.
Ms Khandwala has several publications in international journals and has delivered several lectures both nationally and internationally in her chosen field.
Areas of interest
Modern phako cataract surgery with premium IOLs; Lacrimal disorders including treatment of the watery eye; Oculoplastics- eyelid problems; Cosmetic eyelid surgery; peri ocular skin cancer management;
Blepharitis and newer management of the dry eye;
Management of thyroid eye disease
- Melanie Ray
- Spire Alexandra Hospital Impton Lane CHATHAM ME5 9PG
- 01622 238324
- 07895 660903
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Richard Leech Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic surgeon
Medway Maritime Hospital
OCT Imaging of peri ocular skin cancer
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Gujarati - Conversational
- Hindi - Basic
- Marathi (Marāṭhī) - Basic
Please see my website for up to date publications:
Courses offered to GPs
Regular speaker on the ophthalmology module of The Royal College of GPs course on dermatology, ophthalmology and ENT
Regular lecturer to the Local optometry committee teaching sessions
Regular talks on Ophthalmic conditions and treatment to local GPs.
Reference number 4284354
Affiliations / memberships
Member- Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Member- United Kingdom Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Member- American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member- British Oculoplastic Surgical society
- Impton Lane, Chatham, ME5 9PG
- 18:00 - 20:30
- 01622 238324
- KIMS Hospital, Newnham Court Way,...
- 09:00 - 13:00
- 01622 237727
- Kingswood Road,Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4UL
- 10:30 - 12:30
- 01622 238324
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
01622 238324- office hours
The hospital where they had the procedure- out of hours