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Anna Bhargava is a Consultant ophthalmic surgeon with specialist expertise in cataract and glaucoma surgery. She also deals with general ophthalmology and many other eye conditions.
She runs a busy glaucoma service at the Aintree University Hospital where she regularly trains junior eye surgeons. She offers extensive expertise and experience in the treatment of all adult glaucoma including surgery with the latest implants and stents. She also practices general ophthalmology including cataract surgery and many other conditions.
Anna is a UK trained consultant ophthalmologist with over 10 years experience in general and complex subspecialty work, including glaucoma, high risk cases, ethnic minorities and comorbidities, particularly uveitis. She is committed and passionate about delivering clinical excellence and innovation to her patients, furthering knowledge through academic research and developing successful, relevant junior opthalmologist training programs.
Her clinical background has been underpinned by glaucoma fellowships with Mr Eamonn O’Neill and Professor Peter Shah in Birmingham, and a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship with Mr Mike Burdon. From these foundations, she has become expert in the implementation and running of virtual clinics, also augmenting links with community optometrists to undertake shared care, referral refinement schemes, and minor eye conditions clinics.
She has performed and is interested in basic science and clinical research. She has been an investigator on both academic and industry sponsored studies, as well as set up her own research. She has published over 30 peer reviewed manuscripts, a BMJ book, and 26 congress posters. She has given 15 oral presentations at regional, national and international congresses and 14 invited talks.
With regards to training, she was one of the first glaucoma consultants to trial new simulated glaucoma surgical models, and now regularly use them as part of 4 regional wetlabs which she has set up. She also teaches on the College microsurgical skills course. She gained formal teaching qualifications in her own time to enhance her teaching and training skills.
Areas of interest
Cataract surgery; Glaucoma; General Ophthalmology
Current NHS consultant posts held
CONSULTANT GLAUCOMA SURGEON
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AINTREE
THEATRE, ART, OPERA, CINEMA, TRAVEL
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Conversational
- French - Basic
TOP TEN OF OVER 30 PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS;
1.Trabeculectomy training in England: are we safe at training? Two year surgical outcomes. Walkden A, Huxtable J, Senior M, Lee H, Naylor S, Turner S, Ivanova K, Koppens J, Todd B, Macleod A, Sii F, Anand N, Shah P, King A, Broadway DC, Kirwan JF, McNaught A, Bhan-Bhargava A. Eye in press
2.Risk management strategies from analysis of cataract negligence claims. A Bhan, D Dave, SA Vernon, K Bhan, J Bhargava, H Goodwin. Eye 2005; 19(3):264-8
3.Factors affecting glaucoma patient’s choice of treatment centre and practitioner. J Bhargava, A Bhan-Bhargava, AJ King, AJ Foss. BJO 2008 Dec;92(12):1601-5
4.Eyetrack((R)) (ET) vs the conventional paper record (CPR): a study comparing the accuracy and speed of data retrieval from glaucoma patient records. H Suleman, SA Vernon, G Ainsworth, A Bhan, J Bhargava, H Eatamadi, J Koppens. Eye 2006 Jan;20(1):80-3
5.Patient information leaflet series for ophthalmic operations: EIDO healthcare. A Bhan
6.Disposable versus Non Disposable Tonometer Prisms: A UK National Survey K Jasani, C Putri, A Pearl, N Sattar, K, G Spaeth, A Bhan-Bhargava. BMJ Open Ophth 2017;1:e000019. doi:10.1136/bmjophth-2016-000019
7.Trabeculectomy bleb needling and antimetabolite administration practices in the UK. A glaucoma specialist national survey. B Drury, A Bhan-Bhargava, C Fenerty, K Mercieca BJO in press
8.Teaching junior ophthalmologists phacoemulsification under topical anaesthesia. A Bhan, D Squirrel, S Longstaff. Eye 2000 (14): 5; 810-811
9.Reliability of Snellen charts for testing visual acuity for driving: prospective study and postal questionnaire. Z Currie, A Bhan, IM Pepper. BMJ 2000 (321):990-2
10.Trabeculectomy Bleb Needling and Antimetabolite Adminstration Practices in the UK. A Glaucoma Specialist National Survey. B Drury, K Mercieca, C Fenerty L Steeples, A Bhan-Bhargava. BJO in press
Courses offered to GPs
ACUTE RED EYE
GLAUCOMA AN OVERVIEW
- MBChB University of Manchester 1993
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 1998
- Entry onto Specialist Register Royal College of Ophthalmologists/GMC 2005
- Glaucoma Fellowship Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre 2003
- Neuor-ophthalmology Fellowship Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre 2007
Reference number 4037507
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC, 2005
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow, Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member, Uk & Eire Glaucoma Society
Member, North of England Ophthamological Society
- OPTEGRA MANCHESTER
- 09:00 - 18:00
- 07872 129595
- OPTEGRA MANCHESTER
- 09:00 - 13:00
- 0808 274 6864
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
MISS SARAH MCLOUGHLIN