- Fee assured
- Awaiting verification
- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Nuffield Health Tees 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.
- Surgical retinal
I started my ophthalmology training in Christian Medical College in India following which I had advanced surgical training in ophthalmology for Surgical and then Medical retina at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne.
I joined as a Consultant in ophthalmology with special interest in Retinal diseases at Darlington memorial Hospital in 2003. I set up the Macular diseases treatment unit at the Memorial Hospital in 2005. It treats around a thousand patients with various macular conditions every year.
I did my first cataract surgery in 1993 and have performed more than 5000 cataract surgeries. I started with intra capsular cataract surgery and have been part of the evolution of cataract surgery to the present state of Phacoemusification and laser cataract surgery. I have been performing multifocal lens with phacoemusification surgeries for the last 9 years.
Areas of interest
Cataract surgery; Medical retina; Vitreoretinal surgery;Glaucoma; Diabetic eye problems; Age related Macular degeneration;Retinal vein occlusions;Lid lesions: Multifocal IOL; Toric IOL;General Ophthalmology;Dry Eye
Current NHS consultant posts held
County Durham And Darlington Foundation Trust
Diabetic eye diseases
Reference number 5189234
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
Mr. Saju Thomas