Mr Mario Saldanha

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

FRCOphth (lon), FRCS (Glasg), DO

Specialises in

I have 20 years experience in ophthalmology working in a variety of eminent ophthalmic centers in the UK and internationally. Currently am working as a Corneal Consultant in Singleton Hospital, Swansea. I have completed a prestigious fellowship at the University of Toronto in Cornea and Refractive Surgery, where I learnt the pioneering technique of Cornea transplantation through keyhole access (DMEK). I am the only UK surgeon to be invited to the faculty of the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting to teach this technique. Besides offering Premium Lenses for cataract surgery, I also am the only surgeon offering Corneal cross linking to patients with Keratoconus on the NHS.

Cataract Surgery, Clear Lens Extraction, Refractive Lens Exchange, Multifocal IOL's, Premium IOL's, Presbyopic lens, Pterygium Surgery, Ocular Surface, Cornea Transplantation, DMEK. PKP, Secondary IOL's, Superficial Keratectomy, EDTA chelation, Corneal Tattooing.

To date I have peroformed more than 1,000 Cataract Surgeries and about 150 Cornea transplants.

In addition to my clinical work, I am proud to be College tutor at Singleton and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University, teaching Optometry Students.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Mario Saldanha at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Corneal cross-linking for Keratoconus
  • Premium cataract and refractive lens exchange surgery

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Cataract surgery

Qualification and professional memberships

Research and publications

Current NHS posts

Consultant Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon - Singleton Hospital, Swansea 

Honorary Senior Lecturer, School of Optometry, Cardiff University, Cardiff

Personal profile

In my spare time, I enjoy watching movies, playing tennis and badminton and spending time with family.

Contact information

Private secretary Helen Clarke
Private secretary telephone 01792957627 ext 39627
Private secretary email