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- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Midland Eye, Ramsay The Westbourne Centre .
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.
- Refractive surgery
Sunil was voted in the top 100 most influential ophthalmologists in the world in 2014!
Sunil performs well over 500 cataract/lens extraction procedures a year and specializes in complex cataract surgery - he receives referrals from other consultants for these complex cases. In addition, he offers multifocal, accommodating and toric intraocular lenses.
He also is one of a handful of surgeons able to offer femtosecond laser cataract surgery (see youtube video).
Sunil is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre and Honorary Consultant at Birmingham Children's Hospital . He is also an Honorary Professor at The University of Ulster and Aston University , Birmingham.
He specialises in complex corneal and refractive surgery. He independently developed the laser eye surgery technique now called LASEK and was the first person to use it in Britain and continues to pioneer this technique.
He has had well over 100 publications in peer reviewed journals, as well as various book chapters. Sunil is a Section Editor for the major journals: British Journal of Ophthalmology and is on the Editorial Board for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today and Ophthalmology Times. He also regularly reviews articles for suitability for the following journals: British Journal of Ophthalmology, Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Contact Lens and Anterior Eye,
Ophthalmology, Eye, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Journal of Refractive Surgery, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
He is also the Principle Editor & E Tutor for the E-learning course in Refractive surgery for the University of Ulster.
Sunil is an Examiner for The Fellowship British Contact Lens Association and also for the Refractive Assessment for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
He is past President of the British Society for Refractive Surgeons.
He continues to be on the Refractive Working Party for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and a Specialist Advisor to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence and the British Standards Institute .
Sunil continues to take an active role in research, his main interests being new intraocular lenses and the difference corneal thickness can make when measuring pressure inside the eye. This can make a big difference when diagnosing glaucoma.
Areas of interest
Cataract surgery including complex cataract surgery; Corneal surgery including DSAEK; Corneal conditions including keratoconus and cross linking; Refractive surgery including Laser Eye Surgery, Clear Lens Extractions and Phakic IOLs;
Treatments for reading difficulty (presbyopia);
One stop cataract and refractive surgery clinics
- Sheila Poulton
- Midland Eye 50 Lode Lane SOLIHULL B91 2AW
- 0121 711 2020
- 0121 711 4040
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Karuppudayar Sankar Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre,
City Hospital, Birmingham
New intraocular lenses
Presbyopia and the treatment of this
Corneal grafting techniques
Corneal rigidity and its effect on intraocular pressure measurement
Professional of the year, Asian Achievers Award 2012
Top 100 Most Influential in Ophthalmology 2014
A review of the surgical options for treatment of presbyopia
Can the accuracy of multifocal IOL power calculation be used to make patients spectacle free
Tablet app halometer for assesment of dysphotopsia
Assessment of the effect of cyclosporin A on the ocular surface following cataract surgery
Visual outcomes after cataract surgery: multifocal vs monofocal lenses
Validity of corneal topography with a new topographer
Courses offered to GPs
Numerous and Various - contact secretary
Outcomes published in international journals eg Refractive outcomes of laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy for myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism using a 213 nm wavelength solid-state laser. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery 03/2012
- MBBS St Georges Hospital Medical School 1987
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 1993
Reference number 3189726
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Specialist Advisor NICE 2009
- Specialist Advisor British Standards Institute 2012
Details of entry to specialist register
- FRCophth and FRCS, 1993
Affiliations / memberships
- BMI The Priory Hospital
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- 07780 678719
- Midland Eye
- 16:30 - 20:00
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- Midland Eye
- 08:30 - 13:00
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- The Westbourne Centre
- 09:00 - 12:30
- 0121 454 3463
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.
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