Mr Venki Sundaram: Ophthalmology
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Mr Venki Sundaram

Ophthalmology

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  • Accredited Cataract Full Pathway provider

    I offer the Full Pathway cataract surgery package for Bupa customers ...more

    I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Pinehill Hospital, Spire Harpenden Hospital .

    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.

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Specialises in

  • Medical
  • Surgical

About me

• I am a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Luton and Dunstable NHS University Hospital.
• I specialise in Medical Retina conditions (e.g. AMD, Diabetic Eye Disease), Cataract Surgery – particularly in patients with Retinal Disease. I also have an interest in Glaucoma and General Ophthalmic conditions.
• I graduated from Oxford University Medical School and completed my comprehensive Ophthalmology training in the London Deanery and Moorfields Eye Hospital.
• I completed a Medical Retina Fellowship at Moorfields gaining excellent experience of retinal conditions and complex cataract surgery, at Europe’s largest eye hospital.
• I spent a further 2 years at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields, where I was the Principal Ophthalmologist to the world's first Gene Therapy trial for inherited retinal disease, and Europe's first retinal Stem Cell Therapy trial, and obtained my MD research degree.
• I am actively involved with developing retinal therapies and have been selected as a site Principal Investigator for a national study, investigating the optimum treatment for retinal vein occlusion.
• I have published my work in the most prestigious Ophthalmology journals and presented my research work at all the major national and international Ophthalmology conferences.
• I am the lead author of the "Training in Ophthalmology" textbook published by Oxford University Press, which is widely used by junior Ophthalmologists in this country and also abroad. This book is now in its 2nd edition.

Areas of interest

Medical Retina (AMD, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Vein Occlusion); Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, General Ophthalmology

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Procedures completed

  • C1230

    Curettage/cryotherapy of lesion of eyelid - (5-50)

    Cobham Clinic (1-5) Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)

  • C7340

    Yag laser photodisruption of posterior capsule of lens (including laser capsulotomy) - unilateral - (5-50)

    Cobham Clinic (1-5)

  • C7923

    Intravitreal injection of pharmaceutical for neovascular age related macular degeneration - (1-5)

    Cobham Clinic (1-5)

  • C7122

    Ultrasound phacoemulsification of cataract, with lens implant - unilateral (including topical or local anaesthetic) - (1-5)

    Cobham Clinic (1-5)

  • C6230

    Laser iridotomy - (1-5)

    Cobham Clinic (1-5)

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