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Dr Ashish Agrawal

Ophthalmology

 

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  • Cataract Full Pathway provider

    I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at The Edinburgh Clinic, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital, Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh .

    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.

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About me

I have over 13 years of experience as a Consultant ophthalmologist and I currently work at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh. My current practice includes general ophthalmic problems with special surgical interests in cataract extraction (small incision and complex), corneal & external eye diseases. I also undertake preventative Glaucoma management and Crosslinking treatment for keratoconus.

I have performed over 4,000 cataract operations with a very low complication rate. My cataract outcomes are as follows: In over 400 consecutive cataracts, performed between 2017-19, 96% of my patients saw 6/12 or better (driving standard vision) postoperatively. My capsular rupture rate, which is a surgical complication and the most commonly cited measurement of surgical dexterity was 0.3% (comparative figure is 1.2% national cataract audit).

I received advanced training in the above mentioned sub-specialties at Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. I also hold a 'Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery,' qualification from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. I became a Fellow of the Royal college of Ophthalmologists in 2005.

I was appointed to NHS Lothian in April 2007, where I lead the corneal service and have been the Ex-Chair for the Quality improvement team in Ophthalmology. Since my appointment, I have developed the corneal service to a very high standard, by introducing many new treatments such as Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking for Keratoconus, Corneal endothelial keratoplasty (transplantation) and ex-vivo Stem Cell Transplants, both of which were the first of their kind of procedures performed in Scotland and were widely reported in newspapers and television.

I am actively involved in Research and training of Opticians, Nurses and General Practitioners. I regularly review articles for medical journals including EYE. I have 20 publications in scientific journals, over 40 presentations in national & international meetings and have been an invited guest speaker at many conferences and teaching programs.

Areas of interest

Cataract surgery & Intraocular lens implant;
Cornea and External eye diseases;
Keratoconus management including crosslinking;
Dry eye treatments;
Chalazion (eyelid cyst) removal;
Glaucoma preventative care;
Laser eye treatment (Yag Laser Capsulotomy);

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