Mr Rakesh Jayaswal

Mr Rakesh Jayaswal

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Practising at

Spire Portsmouth Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Rakesh Jayaswal at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Laser Eye Surgery (LASEK, LASIK)
  • KAMRA Vision
  • Premium Lens Implants
  • Pterygium Removal
  • Corneal Transplantation (DMEK, DSAEK, DALK, PK)
  • Corneal infections
  • Corneal Collagen Cross Linking
  • INTACs
  • Corneal dystrophies
  • Presbyopia correction
  • Recurrent Corneal Erosion Syndrome

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Professional profile

I am a full time Consultant Ophthalmologist practising at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. My major interest, and subspecialisation is cataract, refractive laser and lens surgery and corneal disease. I was appointed in Portsmouth to lead and develop a specialised corneal service and am able to provide all current treatments and techniques in the management of corneal and external eye disease.

Having completed my studies at Manchester University, I trained in surgery before embarking on my ophthalmic training. During this time, I worked at several of the major institutions including the London, Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester teaching hospitals.

I have also worked as a lecturer and anatomy demonstrator for undergraduate students. I undertook my corneal training with Professor Dua in Nottingham and with the leading consultants at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, where I worked as a corneal and refractive fellow.

I offer routine and complex micro-incisional and femtosecond laser cataract surgery, and combine this with the use of premium intra-ocular lenses. I also specialise in corneal surgery, including full thickness and lamellar corneal transplantation, collagen cross-linking and laser refractive surgery including LASEK, LASIK and refractive lens exchange.

I have many publications in peer reviewed ophthalmology journals, and regularly chair and present at national and international conferences around the world. I am also an invited guest reviewer for the British Journal of Ophthalmology and Eye, the Royal College journal.

Clinical Interests

Cataract surgery
Corneal and external eye disease
Refractive surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Anterior segment disease; Dry eye; Keratoconus; Pterygium; Corneal dytrophies; Presbyopia correction; Recurrent erosion syndrome; Corneal transplantation (full thickness, lamellar and endothelial); Corneal infections; Cataract surgery; refractive lens exchange; cross linking; intacs.

Private contact details

Private secretary Belinda Colley
Private secretary telephone 02392 985160
Private secretary email

Media Coverage

Dear doctor, I've been told I have cataracts.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Ophthalmologists (London)
Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
American Academy of Ophthalmologists
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

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Current NHS posts

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

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Personal Profile

I like to maintain a good work-life balance and achieve this via sport and music. I regularly play cricket, football, tennis, enjoy skiing and am a keen runner hoping to run a half marathon soon.

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