Mr Venki Sundaram

Consultant Ophthalmologist

MD, FRCOphth, MRCOphth, BMBCh, BSc


Specialises in

  • Cataract removal
  • Macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma

As a leading Consultant Ophthalmologist, I strongly believe in providing the highest level of eye care for my patients. I graduated from Oxford University and trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital and have since gone on to provide cataract surgery, and restore vision for thousands of patients throughout my career.

As a specialist in cataract surgery, retinal conditions (eg macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy) and glaucoma - the leading causes of vision problems, and with the help of my clinical experience and extensive research understanding, I am able to offer my patients expert advice on the latest therapies and treatments.

My specialist procedures include cataract surgery with monofocal, toric and multifocal lenses; retinal AntiVEGF injection and laser treatments; glaucoma laser procedures; and YAG laser capsulotomy. My results and outcomes are well within the standards set by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

I have been involved with world leading clinical trials into gene and stem cell therapies at Moorfields Eye Hospital and have presented this work at major international eye conferences and some of the most prestigious medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine. I also act on advisory panels to major international therapeutic companies.

Additionally, I am the lead author of a major ophthalmic textbook published by Oxford University Press, which is widely used amongst junior eye surgeons within the UK to help them through their training and to prepare for their Royal College of Ophthalmologists exams.

Through my private practice, I support SEE International which provides cataract surgery in developing countries.

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General Medical Council Number: C6055336

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Venki Sundaram at Spire include:

Ophthalmology

Other treatments

  • Intravitreal injections for wet AMD and Macular oedema
  • Retinal vein occlusion

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Cataract surgery
Diabetic eye disease
Glaucoma treatment
Macular degeneration
Ophthalmology
Retinal disease

Special clinical interests: AMD, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, cataract surgery in patients with retinal disease.

Qualification and professional memberships

BSc / King's College London / 1999
This is an undergraduate research degree

BMBCh / Oxford University / 2002
This is a medical degree, allowing one to practice as a doctor

MRCOphth / Royal College of Ophthalmologists / 2006
This qualification allows entry into Specialist Registrar ophthalmic training.

FRCOphth / Royal College of Ophthalmologists / 2011
This is the highest ophthalmic qualification obtainable in the UK

MD / University College London / 2014
This is a higher research degree that was awarded for my work into gene therapies for retinal diseases.


Professional memberships

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons


Professional leadership

Clinical Lead for Diabetic Retinopathy Services at Luton and Dunstable Hospital
Clinical Governance Lead at Luton and Dunstable Hospital

Current NHS posts

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital.

Personal profile

I am married and we have two children. I have also played tennis to an international level, representing Great Britain on numerous occasions. I also enjoy golf, travel, food and films.

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