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

  • Refractive surgery
  • Corneal and external eye disease
  • Cataract surgery

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Professional profile

My major interest and subspecialisation is corneal and external eye disease. I have been 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.

I offer routine and complex micro-incisional cataract surgery, together with specialist knowledge and skills in corneal surgery, including corneal transplantation, collagen cross-linking and refractive surgery including LASEK, LASIK and lens exchange.

I specialise in the management of keratoconus, dry eyes, recurrent erosion syndrome, pterygium, corneal dystophies and watery eyes. I perform anterior lamellar transplants (DALK), endothelial transplants (DSEK) or full thickness transplantation (PK).

I trained in surgery at Manchester University prior to embarking on my ophthalmic training. During my training I worked at several major institutions including London, Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester.

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

Clinical Interests

Cataract surgery
Corneal and external eye disease
Refractive surgery

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 Sam Meeson
Private secretary telephone 02392 632 930
Private secretary email


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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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