Dr Rupal Morjaria
MBChB, FRCOphth, PhD
"Spire Little Aston hospital has a world class eye facility. It has advanced ophthalmic imaging technology and scanning devices together with a very experienced team of doctors and nurses."
I am a Consultant Ophthalmologist experienced in all aspects of Ophthalmology with a specific interest in medical retina diseases including diabetes, macular degeneration, uveitis and retinal genetics.
I am the retinal genetics lead in my department and I also oversee and triage patients with all eye conditions from the second biggest eye casualty department in the UK.
Following medical school at Birmingham University, I underwent Ophthalmology training in the West Midlands Deanery. I completed a 3-year specialist fellowship and PhD at the Oxford Deanery based at the John Radcliffe Hospital. I studied the impact of eye disease on sleep/wake patterns for my PhD which was awarded by the University College London and Oxford University in 2018. I was previously a locum Medical Retina and Uveitis Consultant at Queen Elizabeth, University Hospitals Birmingham.
I have published over 20 peer-reviewed research articles, lectured nationally and internationally and taught extensively in my field.
I specialise in general ophthalmology and have a specialist interest in medical retina. This includes diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration, central serous retinopathy, retinal genetics and other bleeding conditions at the back of the eye. I have performed cataract surgery procedures, laser procedures (including retinal laser and yag laser) and injections into and around the eye of steroids and VEGF treatments such as Lucentis, Eylea and Avastin for retinal conditions.
To date, I have performed over 2,000 cataract surgeries, over 2,000 retinal and yag laser procedures and over 5,000 injections into and around the eye.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Rupal Morjaria at Spire include:
Intravitreal injections to the eye for diabetes, macular degeneration and vein occlusion, Laser to the retina.
Spire Little Aston Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MBChB, FRCOphth, PhD / University of Birmingham, Royal College of Ophthalmology, University College London / 2005
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Fellowship of Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Doctor of Philosophy
MBChB is a degree given to physicians at the basis of their training
British Medical Association
UK Eye Genetics Group
Midland Ophthalmology Society
Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, City Hospital, Birmingham, UK.
I enjoy baking and have recently become a sourdough enthusiast. I am a keen cyclist and swimmer. I enjoy spending time with my husband and two young children.