Consultant Profile

Mr Somnath Banerjee

Mr Somnath Banerjee MBBS, FRCS Ed (Ophth)
Practicing at:
Spire Leicester Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Retinal disease
    • Vitreo-retinal surgery
Special clinical interests:
Macular hole surgery. Local anaesthetic vitreo retinal surgery. Retinal vascular disease. Diabetic retinopathy. Modern intraocular lenses.
Research interests:
Ocular angiogenesis. Retinal detachments. Retinal vascular diseases.
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Royal College of Ophthalmologist UK
Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
British Medical Association
British & Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0116 265 3685
Private secretary:
Anne Bailey
Private secretary telephone number:
0116 274 3718
Monday am
Background Information 
Professional profile:
Mr Banerjee trained in ophthalmology in Aylesbury and Birmingham. Subsequently he performed a fellowship in vitreo retinal surgery for one year in Birmingham followed by a further fellowship in both medical and surgical retinal diseases in Toronto.
In his general ophthalmic practice he performs small incision cataract surgery (phakoemulsifcation) as well as treating glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. In Mr Banerjee's retinal clinic he manages patients with ARMD, macular hole, retinal detachment and complicated cataracts. 90% of his retinal surgery is performed under a local anaesthetic.
Personal profile:
Mr Banerjee is a keen traveller and sportsman, although having a young family has greatly reduced the amount of leisure time available!

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Mr Somnath Banerjee

Mr Somnath Banerjee Ophthalmology Consultant, Leicester, private hospital specialist.

Mr Banerjee on the subject of Cataracts

“I have a special interest in cataract surgery in patients with Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) and Diabetic Eye Disease. I specialise in patients who have complicated cataracts or who have had complications during cataract surgery. At Spire Leicester Hospital  I am able to offer the option of premier intraocular lens implants in addition to the standard monofocal lenses”

Mr Banerjee is able to provide the full range of intravitreal injections currently available for Wet ARMD and Retinal Vascular Diseases like Diabetic Retinopathy.

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