Consultant Profile

Mr Raghu Ram

Mr Raghu Ram MD FRCS FRCOphth
Practicing at:
Spire Cardiff Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Diabetic eye disease
    • Lacrimal disorders
    • Macular degeneration
    • Retinal disease
Special clinical interests:

Small incision cataract surgery
Diabetic eye disease
Macular degeneration

Research interests:

Diabetes and diabetic retinopathy

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Pontypridd and Rhondda NHS Trust
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, North Glamorgan NHS Trust
Honorary Clinical Tutor, University Hospital of Wales

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Ophthalmologists
British Medical Association
South West Ophthalmics Society

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
029 2073 6011
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I completed my specialist Ophthalmic training in the UK in 1995 having worked in St George's Hospital, London and Hereford hospitals in the West Midlands.

Prior to coming to the UK I completed my post graduation in opthalmology from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India and was awarded an MD in Ophthalmology. I also completed a short fellowship in Oculoplastics at Massachussetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, USA, prior to taking up the post of Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital.

My specialist interests are small incision cataract surgery, diabetic eye diseases, and medical retinal conditions including macular degeneration and lachrymal disorders and laser treatment for watering eyes. I have been actively involved in the Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Service which is successfully running on an all Wales basis since 2003. I have been instrumental in setting up a new procedure for the treatment of watery eyes (laser DCR) with the help of lasers along with my ENT colleague.

I run a specialist diabetes and uveitis clinic once a week. I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and a member of the British Medical Association.

Personal profile:

I have a keen interest in cricket, golf, swimming and travelling. I have also been involved in charity work in India.

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Mr Raghu Ram

Mr Raghu Ram Ophthalmology Consultant, Cardiff, private hospital specialist.

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