Mr Somnath Banerjee

Consultant Ophthalmologist
MBBS, FRCS Ed (Ophth)

Practising at

Spire Leicester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Somnath Banerjee at Spire include:


Other treatments

Mr Banerjee treats Retinal vascular disease, Diabetic retinopathy and also performs Macular hole surgery and  Vitreo retinal surgery under local anaesthetic.

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Professional profile

I trained in ophthalmology in Aylesbury and Birmingham. Subsequently I performed a fellowship in vitreo retinal surgery for one year in Birmingham followed by a further fellowship in both medical and surgical retinal diseases in Toronto.

In my general ophthalmic practice I perform small incision cataract surgery (phakoemulsifcation) as well as treating glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. In my retinal clinic I manage patients with ARMD, macular hole, retinal detachment and complicated cataracts. 90% of my retinal surgery is performed under a local anaesthetic.

Clinical Interests

Cataract surgery
Retinal disease
Vitreo-retinal surgery

Macular hole surgery. Local anaesthetic vitreo retinal surgery. Retinal vascular disease. Diabetic retinopathy. Modern intraocular lenses.

Private contact details

Telephone 0116 265 3685
Private secretary Mrs Anne Bailey
Private secretary telephone 0116 274 3718
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Ophthalmologist UK.
Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.
British Medical Association.
British & Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons.
American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

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Personal Profile

I am a keen traveller and sportsman, although having a young family has greatly reduced the amount of leisure time available!

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