Miss Mona Khandwala
Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon
MS, MRCOphth, FRCS(Ophth)
I am an award-winning Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon at the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, where I am the Oculoplastic Lead.
With extensive experience spanning more than 20 years, I specialise in modern cataract surgery, lid surgery, cosmetic eyelid surgery and non-surgical cosmetic treatments, management of the dry and watery eye and thyroid eye disease. I have specialist training in oculoplastic surgery of the eyelids and surrounding structures, including skin cancers, as well as surgery of the tear drainage system. I have performed and taught a vast number of specialist operations and have been recognised internationally for my work.
After completing my ophthalmic training in Leeds and the South East of England, I undertook two further fellowships in eyelid, lacrimal and cosmetic surgery at Maidstone Hospital and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
During this period, I was an Honorary Lecturer of the University of East Anglia and pursued research in cataract surgery and newer ways of imaging eyelid skin cancers.
I have a keen interest in medical education and training, leading me to become an Examiner for the Royal Collage of Ophthalmologists, a panellist for medical school admissions at University Collage London and for ST1 national Ophthalmology recruitment, as well as an Ophthalmology College Tutor at Maidstone Hospital.
I have produced more than 25 publications for international journals and delivered specialist lectures both nationally and internationally.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Mona Khandwala at Spire include:
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
Member of the British Medical Association
Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London
Member of the UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Member of American Academy of Ophthalmology