Mr Somnath Banerjee

Mr Somnath Banerjee

Consultant Ophthalmologist

MBBS, FRCS Ed (Ophth)

Specialises in

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

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.

I am the Training Programme Director for Ophthalmology, East Midlands.

I am happy to take Instructions from Solicitors in cases of personal injury and clinical negligence involving vision and the eye.


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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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Retinal disease
Vitreo-retinal surgery

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

MBBS / University College, London / 1992
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS Ed (Ophth) / Edinburgh / 1997
Fellow of Royal College of surgeons of Edinburgh

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

Ocular angiogenesis. Retinal detachments. Retinal vascular diseases.

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

I am a keen traveller and sportsman; I represented my medical school in football and cricket and continue to play club cricket in Leicestershire.

Telephone 0116 265 3685
Private secretary Mrs Anne Bailey
Private secretary telephone 0116 274 3718