Mr Raj Mukherjee

Consultant Ophthalmologist

FRCOphth MD (Res) MS (Ophthal) DO MBBS


Specialises in

  • Cataract surgery
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy and maculopathy
  • Retinal vein and artery occlusion
  • General ophthalmology and retinal disorders

I am a medical retina consultant with specialist expertise in retinal disorders like age-related macular degeneration and diabetes. I am an expert in cataract surgery in patients with these conditions. I have specialist knowledge on non-scarring lasers for diabetes.

I specialise in Micro-incision cataract surgery (phacoemulsification), Complex cataract surgery in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients, complex cataract surgery in diabetic patients, AMD and diabetic retinopathy management, LASER treatment for diabetic retinopathy and maculopathy, management of other retinal conditions like vein occlusion and vitreo-macular traction and complex inherited retinal conditions.

I have particular interests in non-scarring laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy and Inherited retinal conditions.

I have trained as a fellow in medical retina and inherited eye disease at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London from where I obtained wide knowledge on all retinal disorders. The experience gained, and research conducted during my four years at Moorfields fuelled my clinical and research interests. I spent another four years, training at Oxford John Radcliffe Hospital as a registrar and a fellow. I also work as a medical retina consultant at St James’s University Hospital, since 2016.

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General Medical Council Number: C6109039

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Raj Mukherjee at Spire include:

Ophthalmology

Other treatments

I specialise in cataract surgery, medical retina and inherited eye disease.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Cataract surgery
Diabetic eye disease
Macular degeneration
Ophthalmology
Vitreo-retinal surgery

Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / University of Calcutta, India / 2000
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

DO / University of Calcutta, India / 2002
Diploma in Ophthalmology

MS (Ophthal) / University of Calcutta, India / 2005
Master of Surgery (Ophthalmology)

FRCOphth / London / 2015
Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists

MD(Res) / University College London, UK / 2015
Doctor of Medicine (Research)


Professional memberships

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

UK Eye Genetics Group

Yorkshire Retina Society

Moorfields Ex-students Association

Current NHS posts

Consultant ophthalmologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Honorary clinical lecturer, University of Leeds

Personal profile

I am a keen follower of international cricket and I hold the International Cricket Council’s Umpire Education Stage One certificate.

Contact information

Telephone Insured patients 0113 218 5908/9, self-pay patients 0113 218 5967
Email info@spireleeds.com
Private secretary Maria Pickersgill
Private secretary telephone 07784 682728
Private secretary email maria.pickersgill1@nhs.net