Mr Aasheet Desai

Mr Aasheet Desai


Practising at

Spire Regency Hospital Macclesfield

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Aasheet Desai at Spire include:


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Professional profile

Mr Desai was appointed as Consultant at Stepping Hill hospital having done the majority of his training in Windsor and Glasgow. Mr Desai is author of the best selling book 'Phacoemulsification made easy'. The book is aimed at trainee cataract surgeons and has sold over 10,000 copies. Mr Desai also trained in Vitreoretinal surgery. Mr Desai is the lead Diabetic Retina specialist for Stepping Hill Hospital and is also the lead for primary care Ophthalmology.

Mr Desai has over 20 years extensive experience in Ophthalmology and is a comprehensive ophthalmic surgeon with special interests in cataract surgery and also medical and surgical retina.

Clinical Interests

Cataract surgery
Corneal and external eye disease
Diabetic eye disease
Glaucoma treatment
Macular degeneration
Lacrimal disorders
Oculoplastic surgery
Refractive surgery
Vitreo-retinal surgery
Retinal disease

Retinal Diseases : •Macular Degeneration •Diabetic Retinal Diseases •Floaters •Uveitis,Iritis etc. Cataract Surgery : •Small incision cataract surgery, Micro incision surgery, astigmatic correction, New IOLS for presbyopia Glaucoma: •Primary and secondary glaucoma •SLT lasers for glaucoma Eyelids: •Entropion •Ectropions •Blepharoplasty •Lid lumps etc. Cornea: •Dry eyes •Watery eyes •Keratoconus

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Royal College of Surgeons
European Board of Ophthalmologists

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Current NHS posts

Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

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Personal Profile

Mr Desai likes travelling, hiking and photography.  He also likes technology, but only if it can improve productivity!  Mr Desai loves quotations by Aristotle, his favourite being :-

'A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece' - Ludwig Erhard

Mr Desai's favourite diversions are 'Question Time' at home and Radio 4 and Classic FM whilst driving.

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Private contact details

Telephone 01625 505412/505406
Private secretary Pam Powton
Private secretary fax 01625 501800
Private secretary email