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- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Ultralase Liverpool Clinic, Rowley Hospital, Advanced Vision Care, Nuffield Health Wolverhampton Hospital, Optimax Surgery Centre Leicester, Oaklands Hospital .
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
I work as a consultant ophthalmic surgeon, with specialist interest in Cornea & Lens Implants at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, West Midlands.
After graduating from medical school and completing my Diploma in Ophthalmology in Southern India, I relocated to the UK, and successfully completed the Higher Specialist Training Programme in the West Midlands. My training included work at St Paul's Eye Unit in Liverpool and Leicester Royal Infirmary.
I developed a sub-specialty interest in corneal surgery and pursued this at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. I have performed over 400 corneal transplant procedures, more than 30,000 cataract surgeries and in excess of 6,000 Excimer laser refractive procedures. I am skilled in a range of procedures, including LASIK, LASEK, cross-linking treatments, premium lens implants, ICL procedures, and femtosecond laser cataract surgery.
I am the 1st UK Ophthalmologist to have used the Carl Zeiss AT LARA Extended Depth of Focus Premium Lens Implant
My work is regularly published, and my training programmes for junior doctors has earned me wide recognition.
In addition to conducting research and clinical trials, I have set up an Eye Hospital in rural India, and perform sight-saving eye operations there on a voluntary basis.
I have been invited by GMTV Dr Hilary Jones and Channel 4 Dr Christian Jessen to feature in their "Health Guide" as one of the top ophthalmologists in the West Midlands region.
Areas of interest
Cataract surgery; corneal transplant; penetrating keraoplasty; lamellar keratoplasty; DSAEK; DMEK; refractive lens exchange with premium lens implants; Laser vision correction; pterygium surgery; dry eyes; blepharitis; watery eyes; itchy eyes; red eyes; poor vision; corneal ulcer/keratitis; eye infection; conjunctivitis; eye trauma; allergic eye disease; keratoconus; corneal collagen cross-linking; INTACS; corneal ring segments; confocal imaging; specular microcopy; removal of band keratopathy; removal of corneal sutures, toric lens implant surgery, multifocal lens implant surgery, scleral sutured lens implant surgery, YAG laser capsulotomy, Femtosecond assisted cataract surgery, Excimer laser phototherapeutic keratectomy. Nanosecond Laser Cataract Surgery
Current NHS consultant posts held
Wolverhampton & Midland Counties Eye Infirmary, Wolverhampton. West Midlands
>90% of patients achieve visual outcome within +/- 1 dioptres (National average - 85%)
Incidence of posterior capsule rate is 0.2% (National average 2%)
- Bachelor of Medicine University of Madras 1986
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1994
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 1994
- Cert LRS Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2006
Reference number 4144360
Details of entry to specialist register
- The Royal College Of Ophthalmolgists, 2005
Affiliations / memberships
• Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
• Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists
• Member of Midland Society of Ophthalmology
• Member of British Society for Refractive Surgery
• Member of European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
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