Mr Ramesh Sivaraj
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
MBBS, MS, DNB, FRCSEd, FRCOphth
I have been a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon since 2010 with a special interest in age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), diabetic retinopathy and maculopathy, retinal vascular disease, intraocular inflammation and cataract surgery. I've completed a number of Medical Retinal Fellowships including fellowships from The Moorfields Eye Hospital, Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre. I also completed vitreo-retinal, uveitis and cataract fellowships at Sankara Nethralaya, a prestigious tertiary referral centre in Southern India.
The Macula Service I run at Good Hope Hospital won the 'Clinical Excellence Award' by the Macular Society in 2015.
I have performed over 2,000 phacoemulsification and small incision cataract surgeries and over 7,000 intravitreal injections including anti-VEGF and the recently NICE approved long-acting steroid implants Ozurdex and Iluvien. I have also carried out Stereotactic Radiotherapy (ORAYA) treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration which compliments the injection therapy.
I have been the diabetic lead (2011- 2014) and Clinical Director (2013 - 2017) at the Eye Department at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust & leads on research at Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull sites. I was the Clinical Lecturer for Ophthalmology at the University of Birmingham (2004 - 2008) and holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston University.
MB BS / Madras Medical College / 1993
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
My research portfolio includes being a Principal Investigator on four National Institute of Health and Clinical Research (NIHR) portfolio studies. The studies look at long-acting steroid treatment for retinal vascular occlusions, diabetic maculopathy and intravitreal injection and stereotactic radiotherapy treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration. I am also a co-investigator in the FEMTIS study looking at Femto laser cataract surgery.
I have authored several articles in indexed peer-reviewed journals in Postgraduate Medical Journal and Indian Journal of Ophthalmology and I have just finished editing 'Diabetic Retinopathy' 2nd edition for the Oxford University Press. I have also developed a smartphone app 'Pocket Ophthalmology' as a free resource for doctors and Allied Health Professionals for which I was awarded an Innovation voucher by the University of Aston.
Consultant Ophthalmologist at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Aston University
I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I like cooking and tend to the garden in my free time. I undertake charity work in rural India.