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I have been a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in Warrington since 1995. Besides developing the Medical Retina Service (Diabetes, Retinal Vascular disorders and Age Related Macular degeneration). I have been instrumental in ensuring safety and Quality as Clinical Audit and Clinical Governance Lead. I set up the Central Mersey Diabetic retinopathy Screening cluster in 2001. I am an Examiner and Trainer for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. I carry out voluntary surgical work in overseas locations including India, Ghana and Bolivia.
Areas of interest
Cataract surgery; Eye - external disorders; LRetinal disease including Retinal Laser surgery
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Warrington and Halton Hospitals.
I have 50 presentations in scientific meetings and 30 publications in peer reviewed Scientific journals. My main are of interest is Medical Retina. In recognition of this I served on the editorial Board of the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology 2010-2015 and am currently International Adviser for Journal of Ophthalmology and visual Sciences
Cricket, squash, travel and reading semi fictional historic books.
Have been achieved Level 9 of the Clinical Excellence Award in recognition of Delivery, Managing, Developing my Clinical service together with my contributions to Research and training of all categories of health professionals.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Fluent
- Tamil - Fluent
- Kannada - Fluent
Courses offered to GPs
Eye examination, Red eyes, Diabetes and the Eye, Trends in treatment of Retinal conditions.
The national benchmark for Ophthalmology is the per-operative complication rate following cataract surgery. A rolling , annual audit is carried out at Warrington and I have consistently performed better than average (0.6% versus 1.23%) with an average of 450 cataract surgeries performed annually. Last audit conducted in 2019
- MBBS St John's Medical College, India 1981
- FRCSEd Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh 1987
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists. London 1988
Reference number 3609419
Details of entry to specialist register
- Specialist Register , General medical Council, 1995
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
British Medical Association
North of England Ophthalmic Society
All India Ophthalmic Society
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Ophthalmic Secretary, 01925-662686