Mr Niral Karia

Mr Niral Karia

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

BSc, MB BS, FRCOphth, MSc

Specialises in

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

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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.

Feedback from some of my patients at Spire Wellesley Hospital: 

December 2021: 'I have been treated by Mr Karia in the past and specifically chose him to carry out this procedure having full confidence in him'. 

December 2021: 'Mr Karia put me at ease as I was nervous. He reassured me throughout'.


General Medical Council Number: C3584242

Treatment information

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


Other treatments

  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Eyelid surgery for in-turning and out-turning eyelids
  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinal disease
  • Vitreo-retinal surgery

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Additional information

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.

Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Member of British and Eire Association of Vitreous and Retinal Surgeons

Member of European Retinal Society

My research interests are; developments in small incision cataract surgery, developments in the management of macular oedema due to diabetes and macular degeneration and treating these conditions with new anti VEGF intraocular injections.

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Trust

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.