Consultant Profile

Mr Vinod Kumar

Mr Vinod Kumar MB ChB (Eng) - Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery
FRCS (Edin) - Fellow Royal College of Surgeons
FRCSEd (Ophth) - Fellow Royal College of Surgeons
Practicing at:
Spire Cardiff Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Refractive surgery
Special clinical interests:

Refractive lens surgery

Research interests:

Presbyotic & other new technology intra-ocular lenses
Lamellar corneal transplantation

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Opthalmic Surgeon - Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend
Consultant Opthalmic Surgeon - University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

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

American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
United Kingdom & Ireland Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
02920 736011
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Vinod Kumar is a consultant opthalmic surgeon at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend with a subspeciality interest in anterior segment diseases.

After graduating from the University of Manchester Medical School, his general opthalmology training was completed in London and Birmingham. He went on to do specialist training in cornea and anterior segment surgery and glaucoma. He was then awarded the ERTN Fellowship and spent a period of six months at the University of Crete, Greece, where he trained in refractive surgery under the tutelage of Professor I Pallikaris, widely regarded as the father of LASIK surgery.

Mr Kumar has numerour publications to his name, and has presented over 50 research papers at national and international conferences. His research interests include new technology intra-ocular lenses and lamellar corneal graft surgery. Mr Kumar is a member of the UK and Ireland, European and American Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

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