Consultant Profile

Mr  Vijay Savant

Mr  Vijay Savant MRCOphth, FRCS (Ed), MS, DOMS, MBBS
Practicing at:
Spire Leicester Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Corneal and external eye disease
    • Refractive surgery
Special clinical interests:

Cornea and External Eye Disease - Corneal transplant and Collagen cross linkage, Cataract surgery - Accomodative and Multifocal Implants.

Refractive Surgery - Laser Vision Correction and Presbyopia, Allergic Eye Disease, Infective Keratitis - herpetic and acanthamoeba keratitis.

Research interests:

Acanthamoeba keratitis - diagnosis and drug sensitivity
Recurrent adenoviral keratitis -  the role of topical cyclosporin

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Lead Clinician for Emergency Eye Services - University Hospitals of Leicester

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

British Medical Association BMA
UK Cataract and Refractive Surgery Society
European Cataract and Refractive Surgery Society
American Academy of Ophthalmology

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0116 265 3685
Private secretary:
Pippa Powley
Private secretary telephone number:
0116 216 8175
Private secretary fax:
0116 299 1794
Private secretary email address:
Friday evening
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Savant completed his specialist training at Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre. He completed a Junior Fellowship in Uveitis and Inflammatory disorders at the University of Birmingham and a Corneal Fellowship at Birmingham and Leicester.

 Mr Savant has extensive experience in general ophthalmology and Cataract surgery and is the Lead Clinician for the Emergency Eye Services at University Hospitals of Leicester.

 Mr Savant has published work in national and international journals and reviews the work of his peers for international journals as well as presenting work at national and international meetings.

Personal profile:

Mr Savant’s leisure time is spent with the family.  He is passionate about cricket and regularly plays in the cricket leagues during the cricket season. Other interests include movies and theatre and he is currently learning to play the guitar.

 Mr Savant also speaks Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi and Marathi.

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Mr  Vijay Savant

Mr  Vijay Savant Ophthalmology Consultant, Leicester, private hospital specialist.

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