Consultant Profile

Mr Venki Sundaram

Mr Venki Sundaram MD FRCOphth MRCOphth BMBCh BSc
Practicing at:
Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Glaucoma treatment
    • Macular degeneration
    • Retinal disease
Special clinical interests:

AMD, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Vein Occlusion, Cataract Surgery in patients with Retinal disease

Research interests:

Retinal gene and stem cell therapies, Retinal AntiVEGF therapies

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

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

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

General Medical Council

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0800 585 112
Private secretary:
Megan Marchant
Private secretary telephone number:
07702 312311
Private secretary fax:
01582 580815
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Sundaram is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Luton and Dunstable NHS University Hospital. He specialises in Medical Retina conditions (e.g. AMD, Diabetic Eye Disease) and Cataract Surgery – particularly in patients with Retinal Disease. He also has an interest in Glaucoma and General Ophthalmic conditions.

Mr Sundaram graduated from Oxford University Medical School and completed his comprehensive Ophthalmology training in the London Deanery and Moorfields Eye Hospital.

He completed a Medical Retina Fellowship at Moorfields gaining excellent experience of retinal conditions and complex cataract surgery, at Europe’s largest eye hospital.

He then spent a further 2 years at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields, where he was the Principal Ophthalmologist to the world's first Gene Therapy trial for inherited retinal disease, and Europe's first retinal Stem Cell Therapy trial, and obtained his MD research degree.

Mr Sundaram is actively involved with developing retinal therapies and has been selected as a site Principal Investigator for a national study, investigating the optimum treatment for retinal vein occlusion.

He has published his work in the most prestigious Ophthalmology journals and presented his research work at all the major national and international Ophthalmology conferences.

Mr Sundaram is the lead author of the "Training in Ophthalmology" textbook published by Oxford University Press, which is widely used by junior Ophthalmologists in this country and also abroad. This book is now in its 2nd edition.

Personal profile:

I am married with one son, and another on the way.
I enjoy playing tennis and have competed at an international level, representing Great Britain on numerous occasions.
I also enjoy golf, food travel and films

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Mr Venki Sundaram

Mr Venki Sundaram, Consultant Ophthalmology Consultant based at Spire Harpenden Hospital. Seeing patients from Hers, Beds and Bucks

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