Mr Jitendra Tolia: Ophthalmology
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Mr Jitendra Tolia

Ophthalmology

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  • Accredited Cataract Full Pathway provider

    I offer the Full Pathway cataract surgery package for Bupa customers ...more

    I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Spire Bushey Hospital, Spire Harpenden 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.

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About me

I graduated from Glasgow University in 1975 and after obtaining my FRCS from Edinburgh, moved to Nottingham to complete my senior registrar training.I was first appointed a Consultant at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor in 1985 and then moved as a Consultant to Luton in 1996 at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital. I left the NHS to become a full time private consultant in 2012.
I have huge experience having performed around 20,000 cataracts and about 300 lasers per annum. I am a general ophthalmologist but have developed a special interest in treating retinal disease, glaucoma and was one of the first people in the country to carry out laser refractive surgery at the Corneal Laser Centre in 1991/2.
With my general ophthalmology background I am able to take an overall view of an eye rather than small specific areas. This has considerble advantages when dealing with multiple problems such as an eye in a diabetic with retinal disease, secondary glaucoma and cataract.

Areas of interest

Cataract surgery with phacoemulsification, multifocal lens implants,refractive lens implants and lens exchange;
laser capsulotomy;
Eyelid disorders such as blepharitis,cysts,lumps,entropion,ectropion;
Basal cell carcinoma of the eyelids;
Watering eyes, epiphora;
External eye disorders such as infection,allergies,Dry eyes;
Corneal infections, disease,pterygium and pingueculum,advice on laser refractive surgery;
Uveitis, scleritis,iritis;
Glaucoma, open angle and closed angle, laser and medical treatment;
Thyroid eye disease and orbital pseudotumours;
Vitreous floaters and laser treatment floaters, retinal holes, diabetic retinopathy;
Macular degeneration and treatment with injections.
Neuro-ophthalmology and diagnosis of pathology in the visual pathway including multiple sclerosis and tumours of the brain.Facial palsies.

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