Mr Gokulan Ratnarajan

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon


"Spire has a well established reputation for providing excellent healthcare and I am excited to be able to further improve the quality of cataract and glaucoma care for our patients."

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I am a Consultant Glaucoma and Anterior Segment Surgeon at the prestigious eye unit and eye bank at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead where I lead the glaucoma unit and run a fellowship programme. My special interests are bespoke and premium cataract surgery, comprehensive glaucoma care and the latest innovations in glaucoma care including laser and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.

I have performed over 3,000 cataract operations. I routinely operate on complex cataracts including white cataracts, weak zonules and small pupils. I routinely perform premium cataract surgery with multifocal and toric lenses to optimise visual outcomes. I have performed several hundred minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries and my outcomes have been published in leading ophthalmic journals. I have completed over 250 trabeculectomies including redo cases and revisions, as well as performed over 150 tube drainage implants.

I graduated from University College London and completed my ophthalmology training in Oxford. I have completed an MD research degree at The Institute of Ophthalmology, London. I have completed three specialist fellowships in glaucoma and anterior segment surgery at The Oxford Eye Hospital, The Western Eye Hospital in London, and at the University of Toronto, Canada.

I am the founder and director of Innovation Eye Clinic which aims to provide world-class, local, and affordable private health care. I enjoy working closely with motivated, like-minded optometrists to help deliver this exceptional care. This tertiary eye centre manages complex anterior segment cases including high volumes of tube implant, trabeculectomy operations as well as complex joint corneo-glaucoma cases.

My research interests are in innovations in glaucoma and cataract surgery as well as glaucoma patient pathway design and management, for which I have won numerous international awards. My innovative approach to treating glaucoma has been broadcast by the BBC and published in the Mail on Sunday.

I have published over 40 peer review publications and present regularly at national and international meetings. I'm also a Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Gokulan Ratnarajan at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Comprehensive range of glaucoma care including lasers and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Glaucoma treatment
Refractive surgery

MBBS / University College London Medical School / 2005
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

Professional memberships

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

American Society of Glaucoma Surgeons UK and Ireland Society

European Society of Cataract Surgeons

Professional leadership

Head of Glaucoma at Queen Victoria Hospital

I currently review for the following journals:

  • Eye
  • British Journal of Ophthalmology
  • BMJ Open
  • Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics
  • Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Queen Victoria Hospital

I am a keen golfer and tennis player and enjoy playing these sports with my family and friends. I enjoy walking with my family and my energetic dog.