Mr Ramesh Sivaraj
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
MBBS, MS, DNB, FRCSEd, FRCOphth
I have been a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon since 2010 with a special interest in age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), diabetic retinopathy and maculopathy, retinal vascular disease, intraocular inflammation and cataract surgery.
I've completed a number of Medical Retinal Fellowships including fellowships from The Moorfields Eye Hospital, Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre. I also completed vitreo-retinal, uveitis and cataract fellowships at Sankara Nethralaya, a prestigious tertiary referral centre in Southern India.
The Macula Service I run at Good Hope Hospital won the 'Clinical Excellence Award' by the Macular Society in 2015.
I have performed over 2,000 phacoemulsification and small incision cataract surgeries and over 7,000 intravitreal injections including anti-VEGF and the recently NICE approved long-acting steroid implants Ozurdex and Iluvien.
I have also carried out Stereotactic Radiotherapy (ORAYA) treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration which compliments the injection therapy.
I have been the diabetic lead (2011- 2014) and Clinical Director (2013 - 2017) at the Eye Department at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and lead on research at Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull sites.
I was the Clinical Lecturer for Ophthalmology at the University of Birmingham (2004 - 2008) and hold an Honorary Senior Lecturer position at the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston University.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ramesh Sivaraj at Spire include:
MB BS / Madras Medical College / 1993
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Royal College of Ophthalmology
Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology
My research portfolio includes being a Principal Investigator on four National Institute of Health and Clinical Research (NIHR) portfolio studies. The studies look at long-acting steroid treatment for retinal vascular occlusions, diabetic maculopathy and intravitreal injection and stereotactic radiotherapy treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration. I am also a co-investigator in the FEMTIS study looking at Femto laser cataract surgery.
I have authored several articles in indexed peer-reviewed journals in Postgraduate Medical Journal and Indian Journal of Ophthalmology and I have just finished editing 'Diabetic Retinopathy' 2nd edition for the Oxford University Press. I have also developed a smartphone app 'Pocket Ophthalmology' as a free resource for doctors and Allied Health Professionals for which I was awarded an Innovation voucher by the University of Aston.
The efficacy and safety of intravitreal dexamethasone implants for macular oedema secondary to retinal vein occlusion: 3-year experience. Acta Ophthalmol.
Uveitis Specialists Study Group. Diagnosis and treatment for ocular tuberculosis among uveitis specialists: the international perspective.
Long-term biocompatibility and visual outcomes of a hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lens in patients with uveitis.J Cataract Refract Surg.;40(4):618-25
Consultant Ophthalmologist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Aston University
I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I like cooking and tend to the garden in my free time. I undertake charity work in rural India.
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