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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
Qualified in 1982 Mr Rao trained at St Pauls Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen and was appointed consultant ophthalmologist in Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals in 1999.
He has wide experience in cataract surgery and treatments of retinal diseases and has strong background in macular diseases such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
He undertakes approximately 400 cataract operations, 250 retinal laser treatments and over 400 macular degeneration treatment procedures annually.
Areas of interest
Cataract surgery; Intravitreal injections; Laser treatments; Macular degeneration; Diabetic retinopathy; Uveitis; General Ophthalmology; Glaucoma
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmologist and Retinal Specialist
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust.
Mytton Oak Road
Shrewsbury SY3 8XQ
Mr Rao has published over 20 research papers in peer reviewed national and international journals in addition to several published abstracts and chapter in a text book and an Editorial.
Keen long distance runner, Ball room dancer, Bird watcher and an accomplished cook.
Recipient of 5 Clinical Excellent awards.
Mr Rao was nominated for the best retinal service in the UK by the Macular Society for 3 consecutive years between 2011-2013.
American Journal of Ophthalmology
British Journal of Ophthalmology
British Journal of Medicine (BMJ)
British Journal of Clinical Practice
Journal of Cataract and refractive surgery
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
CME journal Ophthalmology
Year book of Ophthalmology
Courses offered to GPs
Update on treatments of Macular degeneration
New treatments for diabetic retinopathy
Diagnosis and management of sight threatening Uveitis
Miracles of Medical retina
Laser treatments in Ophthalmology
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons , Edinbugh 1991
- FRCOphth Royal college of Ophthalmologists, London 1991
- Fellowship in retinal diseases Aberdeen Royal Infirmary 1999
Reference number 3600403
Affiliations / memberships
General medical Council
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Midland Ophthalmic Society
Association of Ophthalmologists
Medical protection society
Sight Loss Shropshire
Shropshire Ornithological Society
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