Miss Brinda Muthusamy
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
MBChb MRCPUK FRCOphth
I received my medical training and degree from the University of Edinburgh and trained in accident & emergency followed by general medicine at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. I obtained the Membership to the Royal College of Physicians before starting my training in opthalmology. My higher surgical training in ophthalmology was completed at the Bristol Eye Hospital and am a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologist.
I worked as a clinical fellow at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA, where I completed a paediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus fellowship followed by a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology. I was appointed to my current post as a consultant in paediatric and neuro-ophthalmology at Addenbrookes Hospital in 2013. Addenbrookes is a tertiary referral centre for neurology, neuro-oncology and neurosurgery and I care for adults and children who's visual system in involved in their condition.
My general paediatric ophthalmology practice includes most paediatric ophthalmic conditions and surgical procedures: squint surgery, excision of lesions on the lid and brow, cataract surgery in children over the age of 3 years. During my fellowship training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, in the United States, I learned to perform paediatric squint surgery through a small keyhole incision and currently perform this routinely.
I treat adult squints and offer adjustable squint surgery to ensure a more predictable outcome to the surgery. I have been performing adult cataract surgery since my early training in 2003 and in my current role, I teach cataract surgery to trainee ophthalmologists in the NHS setting. I routinely perform micro-incisional, phacoemisification cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation.
I was appointed as the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Clinical Tutor at Addenbrookes Hospital and am responsible for overseeing the educational needs of the ophthalmology doctors in training.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Brinda Muthusamy at Spire include:
Adult Strabismus (Squint) Surgery; Temporal Artery Biopsy
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MBChB / University of Edinburgh / 1998
MBChB is a degree given to physicians on completion of their medical training at university.
FRCOphth (Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists)
MRCPUK (Membership of the Royal College of Physicians UK)
British Medical Association, British Isles Neuro-ophthalmology Club
North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society