Consultant Profile

Mr Aman Chandra

Mr Aman Chandra BSc (Hons) MBBS MRCSEd FRCOphth PhD MFSTEd
Practicing at:
Spire Wellesley Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Macular degeneration
    • Retinal disease
Special clinical interests:

In his clinical practice, he is happy to help with all general ophthalmic conditions. He offers specialist treatment in cataract surgery, including multi-focal lenses. His subspecialist area of interest is in diseases of the retina and provides comprehensive medical and surgical care for these. These include age related macular degeneration, complications of diabetes, retinal vein occlusions, retinal detachments, macular holes and epiretinal membranes. Managing these conditions include laser treatment, intravitreal injections and surgery. 

He has a further interest in genetic eye diseases, and in particular connective tissue disorders affecting the eye. He is a Medical Advisor to the Marfan Trust UK.

Research interests:

In addition to his clinical specialisation, research is an integral part of Aman Chandra’s work.  He has led multi centred research investigating the genetics of rhegmatogenous retinal detachments and ectopia lentis. He co discovered the first genetic association for retinal detachments and has provided the definitive genetic analysis for ectopia lentis. For this work, he was awarded a PhD from the University College London Institute of Ophthalmology, and the Syme Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd). He has received further awards from Moorfields Eye Hospital, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the RCSEd and the European Ophthalmology Society. He has authored over 40 peer reviewed publications ( and two book chapters. He has raised over £100,000 in grants for academic research from Moorfields Eye Hospital, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Fight for Sight UK. 

He continues his research collaborations across the world, and is the research lead for ophthalmology at Southend University Hospital.  He peer reviews scientific papers for numerous medical journals and is a section editor for the journal Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; journal of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

He is a consultant ophthalmologist at Southend University Hospital ( and at Orsett Hospital ( in Essex. 

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Ophthalmologist

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

British & Eire Associations of Vitreoretinal Surgeons

American Association of Ophthalmologists

EURETINA (European Retina, Macula and Vitreous Society)

British Medical Association

Medical Defence Union

General Medical Council

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01702 447 921 or for self-funding patients 01702 447 926
Private secretary:
Amanda Dunn
Private secretary telephone number:
07926 008 140
Private secretary fax:
Wellesley fax 01702 602 070
Tuesday afternoon
Background Information 
Professional profile:

He qualified from Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’ hospitals, in London with a further degree in Pharmacology from King’s College London. After training posts in Neurosurgery and Emergency Medicine, he undertook ophthalmic training at leading institutions in London including Moorfields Eye Hospital (, St Thomas’ Hospital ( and The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery. During this period he was comprehensively trained in ophthalmology. 

He subsequently completed two further sub specialist surgical retinal fellowships at Moorfields Eye Hospital and The Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital in Melbourne (; the largest eye hospital in Australia. 

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