Mr Ajai  Tyagi

Mr Ajai Tyagi

Consultant Ophthalmologist


Specialises in

  • Age related macular degeneration
  • Cataract surgery with monofocal/multifocal implants
  • Clear lens extraction with multifocal implants
  • Intravitreal injections
  • Vitreoretinal disease and surgery

Also available for:

Virtual consultations:

I am currently a Consultant Ophthalmologist at The Birmingham and Midlands Eye Centre. This is the second-largest eye hospital in the UK and is a dedicated teaching hospital for medical students and ophthalmologists in training. I have a large tertiary referral base with patients referred from all over the country.

I accept specialist referral for the following treatments: general ophthalmology, intravitreal Lucentis and Avastin injections for macular degeneration, vein occlusions, diabetic retinopathy, modern cataract surgery with multifocal and accommodative implants, retinal laser treatment and vitreoretinal diseases and surgery: retinal detachment, macular holes, epiretinal membranes and ocular trauma.

I can also place premium multifocal intraocular lenses (IOL) in your eye during the cataract surgery (instead of the standard monofocal IOL). There are different types of multifocal IOL but essentially, they allow you to have good near and distance vision, without glasses. These IOL's are appropriate for patients who wish to reduce spectacle dependence as a lifestyle change or for specific purposes ie golf. Your requirements can be discussed with me at your initial consultation and should you wish to proceed to treatment, I will help you in deciding the best IOL option for your eyes.

I obtained my Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 1994. I then completed my registrar training in ophthalmology at The Birmingham and Midlands Eye Centre (BMEC) and my training in vitreoretinal surgery at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. I undertook an Observership at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore in 2001, to study new surgical techniques.

I have presented at international conferences and have published original research papers in prestigious medical journals. I have also been the Chief Investigator / Principal Investigator for clinical trials studying new drugs for retinal diseases.

I obtained his MBA with Distinction from the Aston Business School in 2010. Since 2010 I have held senior management roles including Clinical Director and Group Director at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre and Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust.


General Medical Council Number: C4245278

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ajai Tyagi at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Clear lens exchange with multifocal implants
  • Vitreoretinal disease and surgery

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Macular degeneration
Retinal disease
Vitreo-retinal surgery

Outside of work, my interests include cricket, golf and travelling.

Telephone Self-pay: 0121 580 7119
Private secretary Nabila
Private secretary telephone 0121 446 1670