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- Oculoplastic surgery
- Refractive surgery
- Surgical retinal
Mr Vijay Hegde has over 20 years of experience in ophthalmology. He was appointed as substantive consultant ophthalmologist in 2010 and currently working in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. He has undergone extensive training in cataract and retinal surgery. He has undertaken surgical fellowships in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester and Aberdeen.
Mr Hegde specialises in performing complex cataract surgery including topical or no needle cataract surgery. His routine practice involves micro incision with full choice of introcular lenses to reduce spectacle dependency and he is one of the early adopters of latest technologies in ophthalmology using sutureless, local anaesthetic vitrectomy for an early post operative recovery.
Mr Hegde has numerous publications and presentations under his name. He is recognised as a surgical trainer both for cataract and vitreoretinal surgery by Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He is actively involved in training medical students, nurses and optometrists. He is a faculty of examiners in Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. He is regional Education Advisor for Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
Mr Hegde lives with wife, two children and his pet Buddy (Goldie). Outside his profession he enjoys playing golf and cricket. I am junior convenor for local cricket club.
Areas of interest
Complex cataract surgery; Vitreoretinal surgery; Age Related Macular Degeneration, Retinal Vein Occlusion, General Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Dry eyes, Floaters, Retinal detachment, Macular hole, Vitrectomy, Intravitreal anti-VEGF injection, Refractive cataract surgery, Eye lid cysts, watery eyes, Contact lens related problems, Retinal Lasers, YAG laser capsulotomy
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Clinical research on cataract surgery and retinal Surgery
Golf, coaching cricket for children in local club and enjoying time with my dog.
Courses offered to GPs
Regularly give talks to local optometrists and GPs.
- MBBS Karnataka University, India 1997
- MS Goa University 2000
- FRCOphth The Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2009
- FRCSEd The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2003
Reference number 5196472
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC, 2009
Affiliations / memberships
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
American Academy of Ophthalmologists
British & Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons
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