Ms Mala Subash

Consultant Ophthalmologist

BM, BSc (Hons), FRCOphth

Specialises in

I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital Foundation Trust. I completed comprehensive ophthalmology residency training on the prestigious North Thames and Moorfields Eye Hospital rotation, giving me the opportunity to spend a few years working in Europe's largest Eye Hospital and gain a vast amount of experience in all fields of ophthalmology, including complex cataract surgery.

Following this, I pursued my interest in medical retina with a fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital during which I led the largest modern day clinical trial addressing diabetic retinopathy and driving vision standards. This has been recently published in the JAMA Ophthalmology journal. Further information is available at

My main areas of interest are retinal conditions, general ophthalmology and cataract surgery. Patient information leaflets available on

I have performed over 1000 of each of the listed procedures: intravitreal injections, yag laser capsulotomyies, retinal laser procedures, cataract surgeries.

In addition to my clinical work, I am Clinical Lead of the Retinal Vascular Occlusion Service at the Luton and Dunstable Foundation NHS Trust and Teaching Hospital. I am also actively involved in training and education and am an Educational Supervisor for ophthalmology trainee doctors.

I have over 20 peer-reviewed publications and have presented my work at both national and international conferences.

I feel very passionately about my work and am committed to continuing professional development and working in partnership with my patients to provide them with what I feel is the best possible care.


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Some of the principal treatments carried out by Ms Mala Subash at Spire include:


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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Diabetic eye disease
Macular degeneration
Retinal disease

Special clinical interests: retinal vascular occlusion; macular disease; general ophthalmic conditions; intravitreal therapy.

BSc (Hons) / The University of Southampton / 2002
Bachelor of Science First Class Honours

BM / The University of Southampton / 2003
Bachelor of Medicine

MRCOphth / The Royal College of Ophthalmology, London / 2007
Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmology

FRCOphth / The Royal College of Ophthalmology, London / 2012
Fellowship of The Royal College of Ophthalmology

Professional memberships

The European Society of Retinal Specialists (Euretina)

The American Academy of Ophthalmology

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Professional leadership

Educational Supervisor for Ophthalmology trainee doctors 2015-current
Retinal Vascular Occlusion Lead at L&D Hospital 2014-current

Luton and Dunstable Teaching Hospital and Foundation Trust

I enjoy spending my time with my family of two young children, practicing yoga and reading.

Telephone 0800 585 112
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