Mr Ramesh Sivaraj

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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:


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Professional profile

I have been a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with a special interest in Medical Retinal conditions, diabetic eye disease, intraocular inflammation and cataract surgery since 2010. I have completed Medical Retinal fellowships from Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre. I also did Vitreo-retinal, Uveitis and Cataract fellowships at Sankara Nethralaya, a prestigious tertiary referral centre in Southern India.

I specialise in age related macular degeneration (ARMD), diabetic retinopathy and maculopathy, retinal vascular disease, intraocular inflammation and cataract surgery. The Macula Service I run at Good Hope Hospital won the 'Clinical Excellence Award' by the Macular Society in 2015.

I have performed over 1,500 phacoemulsification and small incision cataract surgeries and over 5,000 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 injection therapy.

I have been the diabetic lead (2011- 2014) and Clinical Director (20013-2017). I am the Research Lead for Ophthalmology at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.

I was the Clinical Lecturer for Ophthalmology at the University of Birmingham (2004-2008). I am a Honorary Senior Lecturer at the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston University.

I am the lead for Undergraduate training lead at Good Hope Hospital and coordinate Ophthalmology training for 4th year Medical students from the University of Birmingham. I deliver lectures to patient groups, GPs and Opticians of ocular conditions.

I am the Principal Investigator of 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 a co-investigator in the FEMTIS study looking at Femto laser cataract surgery. I have developed a smart phone app 'Pocket Ophthalmology as a free resource of doctors and allied health professionals.

Clinical Interests

Diabetic eye disease
Cataract surgery
Macular degeneration
Retinal disease

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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 Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Aston University

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Research and Publication


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 & 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

Private secretary Ms Sarah Morris
Private secretary telephone 07743796724
Private secretary fax 01214247802
Private secretary email