Mr Balasubramanian Ramasamy

Consultant Ophthalmologist

MBBS, MS, MRCOphth, FRCOphth


Specialises in

  • Macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Mulit Focal Lenses
  • Epiretinal Membrane

I specialise in retinal, vitreoretinal and cataract surgery. I provide a full range of general ophthalmic services with a special interest in the management of patients with cataracts, glaucoma and retinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment and macular holes. I have extensive experience and training in ophthalmology which spans from Chennai, India through to Liverpool, UK. I completed this with intensive surgical training in retinal surgery at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Outside of Spire, I am an NHS Consultant at Arrowe Park Hospitals NHS Trust, Wirral and provide general and retinal services for my patients. I have active teaching responsibilities for registrars in training - optometrists and nurses,

I have many publications to my credit and continue to do active research to provide robust evidence based care for all my patients.

I deal with ophthalmology (eyes): retinal disease, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, vitrectomy and retinal detachment repair, cataract surgery and macular hole repair.

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General Medical Council Number: C5202465

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Balasubramanian Ramasamy at Spire include:

Ophthalmology

Other treatments

  • Cataract surgery
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Macular degeneration
  • Macular hole repair
  • Retinal disease
  • Vitrectomy and retinal detachment repair

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Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Ophthalmology
Cataract surgery
Refractive surgery
Macular degeneration
Glaucoma treatment
Retinal disease

Special clinical interests; Cataract surgery, Refractive Lens Surgery, Monovision, Multifocal IOL, Combined laser cataract surgery, Vitrectomy, Diabetic Eye Disease, Entropion Repair, Retinal Detachment Repair.

Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / India / 1997
Medical degree

MS (Ophthalmology) / India / 2002
Master of surgery in ophthalmology

FRCOphth / London / 2010
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists


Professional memberships

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

British and Eire Vitreo Retinal Society

American Society of Retinal Surgeons, (ASRS)


Professional leadership

Clinical Lead for Macular Degeneration Service at Arrowe Park Hospital

Research and publications

Retinoschisis. Retinal Detachment. Endophthalmitis

Current NHS posts

Consultant Ophthalmic and Vitreoretinal Surgeon Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral University teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Personal profile

When not dreaming about eyes, I like to swim and bike with my children - although not at the same time!

Contact information

Telephone 0151 929 5181
Private secretary Debbie Massingham
Private secretary telephone 0151 552 1836
Private secretary email debbiemassingham@nhs.net