Consultant Profile

Mr Balakrishna Vineeth Kumar

Mr Balakrishna Vineeth Kumar MBBS, FRCS Ed(Ophth)
Practicing at:
Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Diabetic eye disease
    • Macular degeneration
    • Retinal disease
    • Vitreo-retinal surgery
Special clinical interests:

Cataract surgery
General ophthalmology

Research interests:


Current NHS and /or university posts:


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

Royal College of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Ophthalmology
European society of cataract and refractive surgery
United Kingdom and Ireland Cataract and refractive society
British and Eire Vitreoretinal society
European Vitreoretinal society

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0151 929 5181
Private secretary:
Valerie Wood
Private secretary telephone number:
0151 604 7717
Private secretary email address:
Monday Evenings with ad hoc clinics available.
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I have been working as a Consultant Ophthalmologist for about 5 years at Arrowe Park Hospital and have been in training before that in the North West and Yorkshire. I believe in ensuring every patient is treated holistically with quality care at every visit to ensure they retain their eye sight for life.

My current practice includes general ophthalmology and my special interests are in the area of retina both surgical and medical and cataract surgery. My retinal practice includes caring for patients with diabetes, retinal vein occlusions, vascular diseases of the retina, macular degeneration etc.

My interest in public health ophthalmology has helped me understand the prevalence of blindness better and wish to make my contribution in reducing it significantly.

Personal profile:

Over the last few years I have developed interest in running and have completed several half marathons and also a full marathon in May 2013. I hope to encourage more people to exercise and make it a way of life.

I presently am working with several NGOs to reduce the burden of preventable blindness in the world and this has taken me to countries like Myanmar, Kenya, India etc.

I am also an avid cook and love trying different cuisines. I enjoy travelling and experience different cultures personally as there is always a lot to see and learn.

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Mr Balakrishna Vineeth Kumar

Mr Balakrishna Vineeth Kumar Ophthalmology Consultant, Wirral, Merseyside, private hospital specialist.

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