Mr Hanish Chauhan

Specialist Orthoptist

Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons) Orthoptics

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I graduated from University of Sheffield in 2008 and over the past few years have taken full advantage of the opportunity to consolidate my knowledge and become a competent and an experienced clinician, gaining a good range of experience in orthoptics.

My speciality includes examining and managing paediatric and adult patients with diplopia (double vision), eye movement abnormalities, lazy eye (amblyopia), squints and defects of binocular vision. I have a specialist interest in neuro-ophthalmology which involves assessing, diagnosing and treating patients with cranial nerve palsies.

Working in a large teaching hospital, I regularly teach medical students (University of Leicester), pre-reg optometrists and orthoptic students, I find this rewarding and am keen to continue and develop this aspect of my work. I have completed a clinical tutors course from University of Liverpool to further my teaching skills and regularly conduct interesting case presentations to other professionals within the eye department.

Other clinical experience includes biometrys (measurements of the eyes) for cataract patients and glaucoma clinics which include measuring eye pressures, testing visual fields and working independently in community hospitals.


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Clinical interests


Special Clinical Interests: Paediatric and adults patients with diplopia (double vision), eye movement abnormalities, lazy eye (amblyopia), squints and defects of binocular vision.

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British and Irish Orthoptic Society

Health and Care Professions Council

Current NHS posts

Specialist Orthoptist and Clinical Tutor UHL, Leicester Royal Infirmary and community clinics

Personal profile

I consider myself quite active and play football, cricket, pool and snooker regularly. I play five-a-side football for the official UHL hospital eye department team. I am a big fan of Manchester United and Leicester City and try to watch as many games as I can. I love travelling and have travelled to many different countries which include India, Australia, France, Spain, USA, Dubai, Holland and Italy. 

I am bilingual and fluent in English and Gujarati.

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