Mr Niral Karia

Mr Niral Karia

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
BSc, MB BS, FRCOphth

Specialises in

  • Cataract surgery
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Glaucoma treatment
  • Age-related macular degeneration treatment
  • Vitreo-retinal surgery and retinal disease
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Practising at

Spire Wellesley Hospital
Tel:Tel: 01702 462944
Clinic times:
Monday: 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Friday: 2pm - 3.30pm
Spire Hartswood Hospital
Tel:Tel: 01277 232525
Clinic times:
Friday: 5.30pm - 8pm

An initial consultation with Mr Niral Karia is from £175.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Niral Karia at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Glaucoma treatment
  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinal disease
  • Vitreo-retinal surgery
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Professional profile

I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon providing a general ophthalmic and cataract service and a specialist service in all aspects of retinal disease.

I obtained my medical degree at St George's Hospital Medical School, London. My higher surgical training in ophthalmology was also completed in London, including attachments at St George's Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, acquiring extensive clinical and surgical experience in the management of all types of ophthalmic disorders. I did two years advanced sub-specialty training in the medical and surgical management of vitreous, retinal, and macular disorders. This was carried out at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, and at the Oxford Eye Hospital, England.

I am presently a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Southend and Orsett NHS Hospitals providing a general ophthalmic and cataract service and a specialist service in all aspects of retinal disease.

I welcome appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GPs letter of referral.

General Medical Council Number: C3584242

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Cataract surgery
Diabetic eye disease
Glaucoma treatment
Macular degeneration
Retinal disease
Vitreo-retinal surgery

Special clinical interests: Cataract with phacoemulsification, medical retina with phacoemulsification, medical retina (including macular degeneration and diabetes), retinal and macular surgery and eyelid problems - in-turning, out-turning or droopy lids.

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Member of British and Eire Association of Vitreous and Retinal Surgeons
Member of European Retinal Society

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Personal profile

I enjoy spending time with my children and my hobbies include Tai Chi and squash. I also enjoy going on charity eye camps to developing countries.

Contact information

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