Consultant Profile

Mr Niral Karia

Mr Niral Karia BSc, MB BS, FRCOphth
Practicing at:
Spire Wellesley Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Diabetic eye disease
    • Glaucoma treatment
    • Macular degeneration
    • Retinal disease
    • Vitreo-retinal surgery
Special clinical interests:
Cataract, retinal disease, vitreo-retinal surgery, macular degeneration, cataract with phacoemulsifiation, medical retina with phacoemulsifiation, medical retina (including macular degeneration and diabetes), retinal and macular surgery, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, eyelid problems - in-turning, out-turning or droopy lids.
Research interests:
Developments in small incision cataract surgery, developments in the management of macular oedema due to diabetes and macular degeneration and treating these conditions with new anti VEGF intraocular injections.
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Southend Hospital NHS Trust
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Trust
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Member of British and Eire Association of Vitreous and Retinal Surgeons
Member of European Retinal Society
Contact Details 
Private secretary telephone number:
01702 304677
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:
I obtained my medical degree at St George's Hospital Medical School, London.

My higher surgical training in ophthalmology was completed in London, including attachments at St George's Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, acquiring extensive clinical and surgical experience in the management of all types of ophthalmic disorders.

I did two years' advanced sub-specialty training in the medical and surgical management of vitreous, retinal, and macular disorders. This was carried out at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, and at the Oxford Eye Hospital, England.

I am presently a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Southend and Orsett Hospitals providing a general ophthalmic and cataract service and a specialist service in all aspects of retinal disease.
Personal profile:
I enjoy spending time with my children and my hobbies include Tai Chi and squash. I also enjoy going on charity eye camps to developing countries.

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Mr Niral Karia

Mr Niral Karia Ophthalmology Consultant, Southend On Sea, Essex, private hospital specialist.

Mr Karia welcomes appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP's letter of referral.

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01702 447 926

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