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I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Fitzwilliam 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.
I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust and clinical lead at Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Foundation Trust. My special interests within ophthalmology include cataract surgery, glaucoma, glaucoma surgery and general ophthalmology. I have consultation rooms at the Fitzwilliam Hospital, Peterborough for my private patients. Since 2015 I have been the head of the eye department at Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals.
My undergraduate medical and surgical training was at the University of Oxford. Following this I have completed nine years of post-graduate higher surgical training working at various teaching and district general hospitals in Oxfordshire, Birmingham, London and Sheffield.
I have also completed three years as a glaucoma research fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Institute of Ophthalmology UCL studying advances in glaucoma surgery. Following my training in general ophthalmology, I have further enhanced my specialist glaucoma training by joining the prestigious glaucoma fellowship training program at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.
I try to maintain an interest in teaching and training, regularly giving national and international presentations and I am also actively involved in the training junior surgeons and allied health professionals.
I am married to Hema, a Dental Surgeon and director of a dental practice (Ballard and Tucker) based in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. We are the proud parents of a boy who is just starting school.
Areas of interest
Cataract;Cataract surgery;Glaucoma;Glaucoma Surgery
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmologist Fitzwilliam Hospital Peterborough
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust and clinical lead atPeterborough and Stamford Hospitals
My research interests include cataract and glaucoma. I include below a list of some of my publications below.
International Glaucoma Association Research award (Microarray study of conjunctival scarring following glaucoma surgery) £26,000 (2010-2013)
Fight for Sight Clinical Fellowship Award (To research the use of inhibiting enzymes, including matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors, to reduce scarring caused by glaucoma surgery) £180,000 (2009-2013)
Duke-Elder Ophthalmology Commendation (1999)
Vaughan Williams Undergraduate Prize, University of Oxford (1996)
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Basic
Subtarsal eyelid examination using an oblique slit lamp mirror in cases of eyelid shortening.
Dhingra S, Lake D & Norris (2012)
Cataract Extraction Combined with Antimetabolite augmented Trabeculectomy for the Treatment of Cataract and Glaucoma.
Book Chapter in Cataract Surgery in the Glaucoma Patient. Singer 2010
The moorfields safer surgery system
MEAJO 16(3), 112–115
Dhingra, S., & Khaw, P. T. (2009).
Growth Factors and Ocular Scarring
European Ophthalmic Review (2009) vol 3 issue 2 pg 60-65
Ellis, JS, Paull DJ, Dhingra, S, Khalili A, Notara, M, Brocchini, S, Khaw PT.
Objective and subjective outcomes in comparing three different aspheric intraocular lens with their spherical counterparts
Eye 2008 23(4), 877-883
FM Cuthbertson, S Dhingra, L Benjamin
Advanced bilateral persistent foetal vasculature associated with a novel mutation in the Norrie gene
Bristish Journal of Ophthalmolgy, 2006 Oct;90(10):1324-5
Dhingra S, Shears DJ, Blake V, Stewart H, Patel CK
Congenital hypertrophy of retinal pigment epithelium: a clinico-pathological case report.
Bristish Journal of Ophthalmolgy, 2005 Jul;89(7):920-1
Parsons MA, Rennie IG, Rundle PA, Dhingra S, Mudhar H, Singh AD
Indocyanine green angiography in systemic lupus erythematosus-associated uveitis.
Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, 12; 2004, 69-73
S. Dhingra & P. Stavrou
Central retinal artery occlusion following Staphylococcal orbital cellulitis.
Eye, 2003; 17: 109-111
R. Bhola, S. Dhingra, A McCormick, T. Chan
Oral Fluorescein angiography with the scanning laser ophthalmoscope : A masked comparison with intravenous fluorescein angiography.
Eye, 2005 Apr;10(4):411-7
D. Squirell, S. Dhingra, S. Dinakaran, A. McCormick, C. Mody
Evidence Based Medicine - On Call - Clinical Handbook,
S. Dhingra & C. Heneghan.
April 2001- Churchill Livingstone
Published Chapter in clinical textbook
- Medical Degree University of Oxford 2000
- MA University of Oxford 1997
- FRCOphth Royal college of Ophthalmologists, London 2012
Reference number 4740577
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT Ophthalmology, 2012