MBBS,DO,DNB, MS, FRCSEd
Royal College of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology,Royal College of surgeons Edinburgh, European Society of cataract and refractive surgeons, British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons, North of England Ophthalmological Society, Yorkshire Retina society
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 6 years.
I am also the clinical lead of the Vitreoretinal surgery at Darlington Memorial hospital.
I have also set up the Vitreoretinal surgery unit at the BMI woodlands the only private hospital in the northeast to have this facility.
I have usually a few ongoing research projects and have been especially interested in the field of macular degeneration. The most recent ones have been ROSA and SAFARI prior to this I have been involved in MERLOT, which has been looking at radiotherapy for treatment of wet AMD