Consultant Profile

Ms Ranjit Sandhu

Ms Ranjit Sandhu MBBS MD MRCOphth FRCOphth
Practicing at:
Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Diabetic eye disease
    • Glaucoma treatment
    • Macular degeneration
    • Retinal disease
Special clinical interests:

Small incision cataract surgery with multifocal and toric lens implants; immunomodulatory therapies for treatment of inflammatory eye disease (Uveitis); use of intra-vitreal therapies for treatment of retinal disease (age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, retinal vein occlusions); laser treatment of diabetic eye disease.

Research interests:

Cataract, Age-related macular degeneration, Diabetic retinopathy

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Clinical Lead AMD & Uveitis Service; Luton & Dunstable University Hospital

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon; Harpenden Memorial Hospital

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

Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCO)

Member of Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology(ARVO)

Member of American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Member of European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA)  

European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0800 585 112
Private secretary telephone number:
0800 042 0258
Private secretary fax:
01582 497 031
Private secretary email address:
Monday 6.30pm-8.30pm and alternate Wednesdays 6pm-8pm by appointment only
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Ms Sandhu undertook the vast majority of her postgraduate ophthalmic training at King’s College Hospital (London) and Addenbrooke’s Hospital (Cambridge) acquiring general and specialist ophthalmological experience.

 She obtained her postgraduate doctorate (MD) at University of London evaluating ocular blood flow in retinal disease, in particular age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. 

 She complemented her postgraduate clinical training by completing a Fellowship in Medical Retina and Uveitis at Moorfields Eye Hospital, an eye hospital of international acclaim.

She specialises in cataract surgery without the need for wearing glasses and has been a co-investigator for a randomised controlled clinical trial comparing multifocal, accommodative and monofocal intraocular lenses. She has a special interest in cataract surgery in patients with diabetes and uveitis.

One of her areas of expertise involves the use of the latest intravitreal therapies including Lucentis, Eylea, Avastin, Ozurdex, Illuvien and Jetrea for a wide spectrum of retinal conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and retinal vein occlusions. She has also been a sub-investigator for the international GENEVA Study Group for the use of Ozurdex implant for central and branch retinal vein occlusions. She continually evaluates emerging, evidence based novel treatment therapies for retinal disease, aspiring to achieve the best for her patients.

 She has presented at both national and international conferences and published in peer reviewed journals. She has co-authored a chapter on Ocular Disease in an Optometry textbook.

Personal profile:

Ms Sandhu is married with two teenage boys. She likes to travel. She is a keen runner and has recently participated in the London Half Marathon. She enjoys cycling, swimming, hiking and trekking. She is planning a London to Paris bike ride for supporting her charity Blind Veterans and an Iceland Trek for supporting Royal National Institute for the Blind this year (2016).

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Ms Ranjit Sandhu

Ms Ranjit Sandhu Ophthalmology Consultant, Harpenden, Herts, private hospital specialist.

Listen now

Ms Sandhu was a guest on the "Health and Fitness Show" on 18th January 2016, a show focusing on diabetes - detection and prevention.  Topics covered in the show include diabetic eye disease and its screening as well as the podiatry service with advice on foot care in diabetes.

To listen to the show click on the links below

Health and Fitness show Part 1

Health and Fitness show Part 2

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