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Last updated: 26 May 2020
Lavnish Joshi is a consultant ophthalmologist at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals (Surrey). He obtained his medical degree from St George’s Hospital and Medical School, University of London. He trained as an ophthalmic surgeon in Birmingham, Surrey and Moorfields Eye Hospital. He completed advanced training from Fellowships in Medical and Surgical Retina in Toronto (Canada) and Bristol Eye Hospital.
He has a keen interest in teaching and has been awarded with a Masters in Surgical Education. He is a College Tutor for ophthalmic trainees and runs a Retina Fellowship at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital. He also teaches on the Masters in Ophthalmology at University College London (UCL). He completed his research doctorate (MD) at Moorfields Eye Hospital/ Institute of Ophthalmology.
He joined Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals as a consultant in 2016. He set up and leads the surgical retina service, which includes diagnosing and treating patients locally with techniques not previously available there. His special interests include routine/ complex cataract surgery, including fixing complications, intravitreal injection therapy for diabetic eye disease/ macular degeneration/ retinal vein occlusion, floaters, surgical treatments for macular holes and retinal detachments, including minimally invasive treatments for retinal detachments that allow faster recovery times for patients. He is also responsible for screening and treating retinopathy of prematurity.
Patient reviews can be found at: https://www.iwantgreatcare.org/doctors/mr-lavnish-joshi/
Areas of interest
Cataract surgery (including complex cases).
intravitreal injections for macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusions and diabetic retinopathy.
Retinal surgery for macular holes, epiretinal mebranes, retinal detachments, diabetic retinopathy.
Lid cysts, punctal plugs for dry eyes, punctoplasty for watery eyes.
Laser for retinal pathology, laser for lens capsule opacification.
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Richard George Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmologist & Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Ashford & St Peter's NHS Foundation Trust
Mr Joshi completed his research doctorate (MD) at Moorfields Eye Hospital/ Institute of Ophthalmology in ocular inflammation. He has over 30 peer-reviewed publications and has been invited to present his work at International Meetings.
NIHR (National Institute of Health Research) Clinical Lectureship
Joe Taylor Prize in Ophthalmology
GSK Research MD studentship
House Officer Prize at St George's Hospital
Outstanding achievement at MBBS examinations in Clinical Management
Royal College of Physicians Scholarship
Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Medical Elective Prize
British Medical & Dental Students' Trust Award
E-Learning Development Grant (UCL)
Lady Youde Prize in Geriatrics
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Panjabi, Punjabi - Native or bilingual
- Hindi - Fluent
- Urdu - Fluent
31 peer reviewed publications, including:
Intravitreal bevacizumab injections for diabetic macular edema - predictors of response: a retrospective study
Joshi L, Bar A, Tomkins-Netzer O, Yaganti S, Morarji J, Vouzounis P, Seguin-Greenstein S, Taylor SR, Lightman S. Clin Ophthalmol. 2016 Oct 21;10:2093-2098. PMID: 27799737
Outcomes of changing immunosuppressive therapy after treatment failure in patients with non-infectious uveitis.
Joshi L, Talat S, Yaganti S, Sandhu S, Taylor SRJ, Wakefield D, McCluskey P, Lightman S. Ophthalmology. 2014, 121(5):1119-24. PMID: 24433970
Dexamethasone implants in retinal vein occlusion: 12 month clinical effectiveness using repeat injections as-needed.
Joshi L, Yaganti S, Menezo V, Gemenetzi M, Lindfield D, Liolios V, Lightman S, Taylor SRJ Br J Ophthalmology. 2013, 97(8):1040-4. PMID: 23686324
Blended Learning: E-patients & Patient Perspectives in Ophthalmology.
Gilbert R, Joshi L, Kilpert L, Lightman S Medical Education. 2018 Mar; DOI:10.1111/medu.13558. PMID: 29532952
Courses offered to GPs
Ocular assessment for GPs
Red Eye assessment for GPs
Symptoms & Signs of Retinal Disease
- BSc St George's Hospital & Medical School 2001
- MBBS St George's Hospital & Medical School 2004
- MRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2007
- MEd, Masters in Education Imperial College London 2008
- MD, Research Doctorate University College London 2011
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2013
- Specialist Registrar & NIHR Clinical Lecturer Moorfields' Eye Hospital 2011
- Retina (Surgical & Medical) Fellow Bristol Eye Hospital 2015
- Retina (Surgical & Medical) Fellow University of Toronto 2014
Reference number 6103659
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- College Tutor Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2018
Details of entry to specialist register
- Specialist Register Ophthalmology (Consultant Recognition), 2015
Affiliations / memberships
General Medical Council
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
British Medical Association
British & Eire Vitreoretinal Society
- HCA UK, 102 Sydney St, Chelsea, SW3 6NR
- 10:00 - 12:00
- 07976 847027
- Shores RoadWOKINGGU21 4BY
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 01483 227813
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