Mr Ramesh Sivaraj

Mr Ramesh Sivaraj

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
MBBS, MS, DNB, FRCSEd, FRCOphth

Practising at

Spire Little Aston Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ramesh Sivaraj at Spire include:

Ophthalmology

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Professional profile

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 (20013-2017) 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.

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 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'.​

Clinical Interests

Diabetic eye disease
Ophthalmology
Cataract surgery
Macular degeneration
Retinal disease

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Journals

Postgraduate Medical Journal
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

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Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS / Madras Medical College / 1993
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery


Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Royal College of Ophthalmology
Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology
European Vision and Research

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Ophthalmologist at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Aston University

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Research and Publication


Articles

The efficacy and safety of intravitreal dexamethasone implants for macular oedema secondary to retinal vein occlusion: 3-year experience. Acta Ophthalmol.
March 2016

Uveitis Specialists Study Group. Diagnosis and treatment for ocular tuberculosis among uveitis specialists: the international perspective.

Long-term biocompatibility and visual outcomes of a hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lens in patients with uveitis.J Cataract Refract Surg.;40(4):618-25
April 2014

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Personal Profile

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.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0121 580 7119
Private secretary Ms Sarah Morris
Private secretary telephone 0774 379 6724
Private secretary fax 0121 424 7802
Private secretary email sarahmorris2011@gmail.com