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- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Midland Eye .
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.
Areas of interest
Cataract surgery (multifocal implants + laser cataract surgery); Medical Retinal conditions; Age Related Macular Degeneration; Retinal vascular occlusions; Diabetic retinopathy and maculopathy; Retinal & YAG Laser; Intra-vitreal injections (including anti VEGF + Steroid implants); intraocular inflammation (uveitis).
- Clinical Excellence ward nomination - Macula Society
- Good Hope Hospital Eye Clinic
- Pocket Ophthalmology
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmologist & Research Lead for Ophthalmology at Heartlands, Good Hope & Solihull (University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust).
Age related macular degeneration
Diabetic retinopathy & maculopathy
Retinal vascular diseases.
STAR- Stereotactic radiotherapy for wet AMD
IRISS- Fluocinolone acetonide- long acting steroid implants for diabetic retinopathy.
FEMTIS- laser assisted cataract surgery.
I enjoy spending time with family & friends, walks in the country side, listening to contemporary & classical music. I am a keen cook and gardener.
Clinical Excellence Award- Macular Society
Innovation Grant Aston University
Retinal and vitreous metastases from hepatocholangiocarcinoma
Anna Praidou, Sarita Jacob, Luciane Irion, Ramesh Sivaraj, Carl Groenewald, Sarah E. Coupland, Heinrich Heimann
BMC Cancer. 2017; 17: 430. Published online 2017
Posterior segment findings in a patient with immunotactoid glomerulonephritis
Aditi Gupta, Rangarajan Venugopal Prabhu, Amit K. Patel, Ramesh Sivaraj
GMS Ophthalmol Cases. 2015; 5: Doc01. Published online 2015 Jan 16.
Oswal KS, Sivaraj RR, Murray PI, Stavrou P. Clinical course and visual outcome in patients with diabetes mellitus and uveitis. BMC Res Notes. 2013 Apr 29;6(1):167.
Gupta A, Sivaraj R. Blood on the macula: diabetes or age? Optometry today, Apr 2013. www.optmetry.co.uk/cet.
Oswal K, Sivaraj RR, Stavrou P, Murray PI. Clinical Features Of Patients With Diabetes Mellitus Presenting With Their First Episode Of Uveitis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2009 Nov-Dec;17(6):390-3.
Tachyphylaxis and bevacizumab. Avgikos KN, Horgan SE, Sivaraj RR, Hu K. Ophthalmology. 2009 Sep;116(9):1831-2.
Hu K, Horgan SE, Sivaraj RR, Avigikos K, Letter to editor. Intravitreal bevacizumab for macular oedema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion. Gündüz K, Bakri SJ Eye. 2008 Sep;22(9):1168-71. accepted for publication in Eye.
Abbot J, Sivaraj RR, Ng A, Cole TR, MacPherson LK, Ragge NK. Neurofibromatosis type 2 in twins. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2008 May-Jun;45(3):190-1.
Sivaraj RR, Durrani O, Denniston AD, Gordon PC, Murray PI: Ocular manifestations of Systemic lupus erythematosus. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2007 Dec;46(12):1757-62.
Ashwin PT, Sivaraj RR. Wehbeh L. Papilloedema or pseudopapilloedema: CT scan to the rescue. Postgrad Med J. 2006 Sep;82(971):580
Sivaraj RR, Evans R, Rauz S, Murray PI. Hand hygiene among Ophthalmologists. J Hosp Infect. 2006 Jul;63(3):352-4.
Murray PI, Sivaraj RR. Anti-TNF-α therapy for uveitis: Behçet and beyond. Eye 2005 Aug;19(8):831-3
Biswas J, Ganeshbabu TM, Raghavendran RS*, Raizada S, Mondkar SV, Madhavan HN. Efficacy and safety of 1% Rimexolone versus prednisolone acetate in the treatment of anterior uveitis - A randomized masked study. Int Ophthalmol. 2004 May;25(3):147-53.
Courses offered to GPs
I have done talks and seminars for optometrists, GPs & patients at Solihull, Good Hope Hospital and at the Spire Eye Centre. Education events include discussions of interpretation of OCT scans in Medical Retinal Conditions/ Acute red eye.
- FRCS Ophthalmology Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1999
- Diplomate of National Board Ophthalmology National Board of Examinations 1998
- MS Ophthtalmology Dr MGR Medical university 1997
- PG Cert Clinical Leadership Keele Universtiy 2013
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmology 2015
- Fellowship in Retina & Intraocular inflammation Moorfields Eye Hospital 2008
- Medical Reina Fellow/ ASTO Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre 2009
Reference number 5207824
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Visiting senior Lecturer Aston University 2015
Affiliations / memberships
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
Spire Little Aston: 0121 4247658