Mr Ramesh Sivaraj

Mr Ramesh Sivaraj

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon


Specialises in

  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Cataract surgery
  • Retinal disease
  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Languages spoken


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 have 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 and lead on research at Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull sites.

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


General Medical Council Number: C5207824

Treatment information

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


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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Diabetic eye disease
Macular degeneration
Retinal disease

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

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.​


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

Consultant Ophthalmologist, 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.

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