Mr Ashish Agrawal
MS(Ophth), FRCSEd, FRCOphth
I have over 15 years of experience as a consultant ophthalmologist and I currently work at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh. My specialist interest is in cataract extraction (small incision) and corneal diseases, including corneal transplants.
Principal surgical treatments carried out by myself at Shawfair Park Hospital include cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation and YAG laser Capsulotomy procedures. I have performed over 5,000 cataract operations with a very low complication rate. My cataract outcomes are as follows: In over 400 consecutive cataracts, performed between 2017-19, 96% of my patients saw 6/12 or better (driving standard vision) postoperatively. My capsular rupture rate, which is a surgical complication and the most commonly cited measurement of surgical dexterity was 0.3% (comparative figure is 1.2% national cataract audit).
I received advanced training in the above mentioned sub-specialties at Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. I became a Fellow of the Royal college of Ophthalmologists in 2005.
I was appointed to NHS Lothian in April 2007, where I lead the corneal service and have been the ex-Chair for the quality improvement team in Ophthalmology. Since my appointment, I have developed the corneal service to a very high standard, by introducing many new treatments such as corneal collagen cross-linking for keratoconus, corneal endothelial keratoplasty (transplantation) and ex-vivo stem cell transplants, which were the first of their kind of procedures performed in Scotland and were widely reported in newspapers and television. At present, I do not undertake these procedures at Shawfair Park Hospital.
I am actively involved in research and training of opticians, nurses, medical students and ophthalmic trainees. I regularly review articles for medical journals including EYE. I have 20 publications in scientific journals, over 40 presentations in national and international meetings and have been an invited guest speaker at many conferences and teaching programs.
I am actively involved in research and training of opticians, nurses, medical students and ophthalmic trainees. I am an examiner and the Regional Education Advisor for the Royal College of Ophthalmologist. I am also the Scottish representative on the 'Ocular Tissue Advisory Group'.
I regularly review articles for medical journals including EYE. I have 20 publications in scientific journals, over 40 presentations in national and international meetings and have been an invited guest speaker at many conferences and teaching programs.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ashish Agrawal at Spire include:
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park.
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Member of the Scottish Ophthalmological Club
Member of the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress
Member of the Bowman's Club (Corneal society of UK)
Member of All India Ophthalmological Society
Member of British Medical Association
Member of Medical Protection Society
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh
Lead for Corneal services, Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, NHS Lothian
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Edinburgh
Regional educational advisor, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London
Examiner For FRCOphth exams, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London
Scotland Regional Representative for the Ocular Tissue Advisory Group (OTAG)
Expert Advisor for Scottish Medicine Consortium
I live in Edinburgh with my wife and two children. Maintaining a healthy work and personal life balance is important to me. I enjoy meeting people and often organising events with friends and family. I play tennis and badminton, go to the gym and swim. Other interests include reading and travel.