Consultant Profile

Mr Aasheet Desai

Mr Aasheet Desai MBBS; DOMS; MRCOphth; MRCSEd; FRCSEd FEBO
Practicing at:
Spire Regency Hospital, Cheshire
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Corneal and external eye disease
    • Diabetic eye disease
    • Glaucoma treatment
    • Lacrimal disorders
    • Macular degeneration
    • Oculoplastic surgery
    • Refractive surgery
    • Retinal disease
    • Vitreo-retinal surgery
Special clinical interests:

Retinal Diseases :

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinal Diseases
  • Floaters
  • Uveitis,Iritis etc.

Cataract Surgery :

  • Small incision cataract surgery, Micro incision surgery, astigmatic correction, New IOLS for presbyopia


  • Primary and secondary glaucoma
  • SLT lasers for glaucoma


  • Entropion
  • Ectropions
  • Blepharoplaty
  • Lid lumps etc.


  • Dry eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Keratoconus

Research interests:
  • Micro incision bimanual cataract surgery
  • Astigmatic correction for cataract surgery
  • Age related Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic retinography
Current NHS and /or university posts:

Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

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

Member of Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmologists

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01625 505412/505406
Private secretary:
Private secretary email address:
Monday/Friday pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Desai was appointed as Consultant at Stepping Hill hospital having done the majority of his training in Windsor and Glasgow.  Mr Desai is author of the best selling book 'Phacoemulsification made easy'.  The book is aimed at trainee cataract surgeons and has sold over 10,000 copies.  Mr Desai also trained in Vitreoretinal surgery.

Mr Desai has over 20 years extensive experience in Ophthalmology and is a comprehensive ophthalmic surgeon with special interests in cataract surgery and also medical and surgical retina. 

Mr Desai is the lead Diabetic Retina specialist for Stepping Hill Hospital and is also the lead for primary care Ophthalmology.

Personal profile:

Mr Desai likes travelling, hiking and photography.  He also likes technology, but only if it can improve productivity!  Mr Desai loves quotations by Aristotle, his favourite being :-

'A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece' - Ludwig Erhard

Mr Desai's favourite diversions are 'Question Time' at home and Radio 4 and Classic FM whilst driving.

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Mr Aasheet Desai

Mr Aasheet Desai Ophthalmology Consultant, Macclesfield, Cheshire, private hospital specialist.

For more information, please ring 01625 505412/505406

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