Consultant Profile

Mr Ashish Agrawal

Mr Ashish Agrawal MS(Ophthal), FRCOphth
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals and Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Corneal and external eye disease
Special clinical interests:

Cataract Surgery
Dry eyes
Routinely performs Corneal Transplantations, Pterygium surgery and can deal with complex corneal conditions

Research interests:

Corneal grafting

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh

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

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Member of the European Society of Cataract & Refractive surgery
Member of the Scottish Ophthalmological Club
Member of the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress.
Member of the Bowman’s Club (Corneal society of UK)

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Personal email address:
Shawfair: Monday pm (1.30pm-3.30pm)
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Agrawal received advanced training in the above mentioned sub-specialties at Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. He also holds a 'Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery' qualification from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

He was appointed to NHS Lothian in April 2007. He leads the corneal service at the Eye pavilion and has been the Ex-Chair for the Quality improvement team in Ophthalmology for NHS Lothian. Since his appointment he has 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.

Mr Agrawal is an honorary senior Clinical lecturer with University of Edinburgh and examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He reviews articles for medical journals including EYE and the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

He is actively involved in training of Other Health Professionals including Opticians, Nurses and General Practitioners and regularly run courses for Optometrists. He has also been a consultant trainer for opticians at the Lothian Optometry Teach and Treat (LOTT) clinic.

His research interests include Stem Cell Transplantation and Corneal Grafting. I have many Publications, Paper presentations at conferences and have been an invited guest speaker at many conferences and teaching programmes.

Personal profile:

Maintaining a healthy work & personal life balance is important to Mr Agrawal. He enjoys meeting people and often organising events with friends & family. He plays Tennis & badminton, going to the gym and swimming. Other interests include computers, reading and travel.

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