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- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at The Medical Eye Clinic .
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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am a Consultant Ophthalmologist based at University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust since 2017, with an interest in the vitreoretinal disorders (posterior segment) of the eye and cataract surgery.
I qualified in medicine in 2001 from B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, in India and went on to complete a master’s degree in ophthalmology from the same institute gaining a Gold Medal and went on to gain a higher research degree (DM) from Cranfield University, UK. I studied ethnic variation in diabetic retinopathy in London. In 2015 I completed my specialist ophthalmology training in the U.L. with a South West Peninsular Deanery. Subsequently, I went on to undertake two years of sub-specialty training in vitreoretinal disorder at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading and University Hospital Southampton.
I specialise in treating patients with vitreoretinal disorders, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. I have sub-specialised in treatments of retinal conditions like retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, and vitreous floaters.
To date I have performed more than 6000 cataract surgeries and close to 1000 vitrectomies.
I am involved in charitable work. I support two charity organisations Khmer Sight, Cambodia and BKL Walawalkar Charitable Trust, India, where I teach and perform cataract surgery. I am trying to set up diabetic screening services at these sites.
I have keen interest in research with more then 60 peer reviewed publications.
Areas of interest
Cataract, Complex and traumatic cataract, Retinal Detachment; Macular hole; Epiretinal membrane; diabetic retinopathy; age related macular degeneration, Vascular retinal disease
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmologist: University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Native or bilingual
- Gujarati - Conversational
- MS (Master in Ophthalmology) Gujarat University, India 2004
- MBBS Gujarat University 2001
- D.M (Research) Cranfield University, UK 2011
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologist, London 2012
Reference number 6080591
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT, 2015
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Ophthalmologist