Mr Raman Malhotra

Mr Raman Malhotra

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon


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I am a specialist in aesthetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery, facial palsy rehabilitation, thyroid eye disease, including orbital decompression, facial rejuvenation (pioneered techniques in non-surgical eyelid rejuvenation, including tear trough filler), Endoscopic DCR surgery for watery eyes, cataract surgery and dry eyes.

I graduated in medicine and surgery from the University of Bristol, completed my basic ophthalmic surgical training at the Western Eye Hospital in London and went on to higher surgical training in Oxford. I became a Fellow in oculoplastic, orbital and lacrimal surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Women and Children's Hospital in Adelaide, Australia, in 2002. In 2003, I returned to the UK and was appointed Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead.

I was listed as one of the UK’s top cosmetic surgeons in the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Tatler Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guides. I have also pioneered non-surgical techniques in eyelid rejuvenation. I have designed instruments used for endoscopic DCR surgery. Recently, I have designed a new platinum segment chain for treating facial palsy lagophthalmos. I have developed a new technique to treat congenital ptosis, as well as adult ptosis, avoiding a skin incision and tissue excision. I have also introduced a non-surgical treatment using Restylane for children with ichthyosis eyelid retraction.

I have developed a comprehensive oculoplastic service with an international reputation at the Corneoplastic Unit, Queen Victoria Hospital. I have trained over 16 oculoplastic consultants in the UK and overseas.

In 2007, I received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award and in September 2011 I was awarded a Bronze National Clinical Excellence Award by the Department of Health. I have helped develop and expand one of the largest facial palsy services in the UK. I have also been Head of the Corneoplastic Unit, Queen Victoria Hospital.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Raman Malhotra at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Aesthetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery
  • Facial palsy rehabilitation
  • Orbital decompression
  • I treat children and young people from newborn to 18 years old 

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Lacrimal disorders
Oculoplastic surgery
Paediatric ophthalmology

Special clinical interests: Aesthetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery, dry eyes, thyroid eye disease, watery eyes.

Professional memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology

British Medical Association

British Oculoplastic Surgeons Society (BOPSS)

Elected member European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ESOPRS)

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

International member American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASOPRS)

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon, Corneo Plastic Unit, Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Trust, East Grinstead.