Mr Ashish Agrawal

Consultant Ophthalmologist
MS (Ophthal), FRCOphth

Practising at

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ashish Agrawal at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Corneal and external eye disease

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Professional profile

I was appointed to NHS Lothian in April 2007. I lead the corneal service at the Eye pavilion and have been the Ex-Chair for the Quality improvement team in Ophthalmology for NHS Lothian. 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, both of which were the first of their kind of procedures performed in Scotland and were widely reported in newspapers and Television.

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 also hold a 'Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery' qualification from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

I am honorary senior Clinical lecturer with University of Edinburgh and examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. I review articles for medical journals including EYE and the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

I am actively involved in training of Other Health Professionals including Opticians, Nurses and General Practitioners and regularly run courses for Optometrists. I have also been a consultant trainer for opticians at the Lothian Optometry Teach and Treat (LOTT) clinic.

My research interests include Stem Cell Transplantation and Corneal Grafting. I have many Publications, Paper presentations at conferences and have been an invited guest speaker at many conferences and teaching programmes.

Clinical Interests

Cataract surgery
Corneal and external eye disease

Cataract Surgery. Cornea. Keratoconus. Dry eyes. Routinely performs Corneal Transplantations, Pterygium surgery and can deal with complex corneal conditions.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Member of the Bowman's Club (Corneal society of UK)
Member of the European Society of Cataract & Refractive surgery
Member of the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress
Member of the Scottish Ophthalmological Club

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh

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Personal Profile

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 computers, reading and travel.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0131 654 5600