Dr Pankaj K Agarwal

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma Expert


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I am a Consultant Ophthalmologist with special interest and expertise in sutureless small incision cataract surgery and glaucoma. I am a consultant at Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh and St John's Hospital, Livingston and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.

My clinical expertise are in small incisions cataract surgery (phacoemulsification), all types of lasers for glaucoma and glaucoma surgery including trabeculectomy (augmented) and tube surgery. I offer a comprehensive service in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery(MIGS) including XEN implant, iStent® etc.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Pankaj K Agarwal at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • All forms of glaucoma surgery including trabeculectomy, tube surgery, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery such as XEN implant and Istent
  • Complex cases and in patients with glaucoma and previous glaucoma surgery
  • Lasers - Yag Capsulotomy, Peripheral Iridotomy, Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT)
  • Medico-legal work
  • Small incision cataract surgery (Phacoemulsification)

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Special clinical interests: Sutureless small incision, cataract surgery (phacoemulsification); glaucoma lasers including selective laser trabeculoplasty, peripheral iridotomy and yag capsulotomy; glaucoma surgery including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), ie, XEN, iStent®, trabeculectomy and glaucoma drainage devices, ie tube surgery.

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow: The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Member: Ophthalmological Society of West Bengal (OSWB)

Member: All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS)

Member: Scottish Ophthalmological Club

Research and publications

Role of lens extraction in angle closure Glaucoma

Selective laser trabeculoplasty

Glaucoma treatment compliance

Ocular surface disease and glaucoma

Current NHS posts

Lead, Glaucoma Service, NHS Lothian.

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh and St John's Hospital, Livingston (NHS Lothian).

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Edinburgh.

Personal profile

After doing my initial studies and post graduation in India, I completed my ophthalmology training in Glasgow. I live locally in Edinburgh. I love playing cricket and listening to music in my spare time.

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