Consultant Profile

Mr Kam Balaggan

Mr Kam Balaggan BCs (Hons) MBBS FRCOphth PhD
Practicing at:
Spire Little Aston Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Macular degeneration
    • Retinal disease
Special clinical interests:
  • State of-the-art, modern micro-incision sutureless vitrectomy surgery
  • Medical Retina
Background Information 
Professional profile:

He is unique in being one of exceptionally few surgeons that have completed not just 2 years of prestigious high-volume Fellowships in Vitreoretinal Surgery, but also 2 years of subspecialist Fellowship training in Medical Retina, all at the internationally-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. This was in addition to his general training, which was also predominantly based at this Centre of Excellence and one of the world’s top Eye Hospitals.

He also obtained a PhD from University College London (ranked in the top 5 universities globally) developing state-of-the-art Gene Therapy for age-related macular degeneration as well as other retinal disorders. He has been awarded numerous prizes recognising his contribution to advancing frontiers in ophthalmology and for his teaching excellence. He is considered an expert in retinal medicine and surgery, and has often been invited to lecture both nationally and internationally, teaching other retinal specialists.Mr Balaggan specialises in state of-the-art, modern micro-incision sutureless vitrectomy surgery.

He provides completely comprehensive surgical and laser treatment of:

  • Vitreomacular traction
  • Floaters and vitreous syneresis/ detachment
  • Macular holes
  • Epiretinal membranes
  • Complex and routine retinal detachments and tears
  • Diabetic retinal detachments

He is also fully trained to treat most medical retina conditions including providing intravitreal injection and laser therapies for:

  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinal vein occlusions
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Diabetic maculopathy
  • Inherited/genetic retinal disorders
  • Uveitis
  • Medical Retina

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