Professor Rajesh Aggarwal

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon


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I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Past Clinical Director at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. In the last 20 years, I have established a reputation as one of the leading ophthalmic surgeons in the UK. I was inspired to further develop my special interest in cataract and refractive surgery after completing Fellowships at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and the Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. Here I worked with some of the most respected and experienced surgeons across the globe, learning and developing techniques that are truly leading edge.I have considerable expertise and experience in a variety of refractive procedures including laser eye surgery, lens replacement surgery with a range of multifocal lens implants. I am therefore able to provide safe and effective refractive solutions for all including presbyopic patients. I was one of the first surgeons in the UK to investigate and use accommodative implants and multifocal implants for use in cataract and refractive lens surgery and I am one of the most widely experienced refractive surgeons in the UK.I have been performing cataract surgery and laser refractive surgery for over 20 years and have performed over 10,000 such operations.My clinical interests include cataract surgery and Femto Laser cataract surgery, multifocal implants, laser eye surgery, corneal transplant surgery (including the latest techniques of lamellar corneal surgery, glaucoma surgery (including micro-invasive techniques), lid surgery (including ptosis repair, entropion and ectropion repair).I have been President of the British Society for Refractive Surgery and a Council Member of the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. I now teach these new found techniques to ophthalmologists from the UK and parts of Europe where my skills as a trainer are in high regard.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Rajesh Aggarwal at Spire include:


Other treatments

Ophthalmology: Corneal and external eye disease, Glaucoma treatment. Paediatric ophthalmology.

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Clinical interests

Cataract surgery
Corneal and external eye disease
Glaucoma treatment
Lacrimal disorders
Oculoplastic surgery
Paediatric ophthalmology
Refractive surgery

Qualification and professional memberships

BM / University of Southampton , UK / 1983
Bachelor of Medicine

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Past President of the British Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Past Council / Present Member of the United Kingdom and Ireland Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery

European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery American Society of Ophthalmology

American Society of Ophthalmology

Professional leadership

Chairman - International Congress of Femto laser Surgery
Director - Lasersight Essex

Research and publications

My research interests are developments in small incision and laser cataract surgery and multifocal lenses, lasers in refractive surgery and new techniques in glaucoma surgery.


List of publications

Media Coverage

Patient reviews

Current NHS posts

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Southend University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Contact information

Telephone Spire Wellesley insured patients: 01702 447 921, Spire Wellesley self pay patients: 01702 447 926
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Private secretary telephone 01702 608 903
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