Miss Vasuki Sivagnanavel
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
MBBS, BSc, MD, FRCOphth
"I am honoured to work at St Anthony's, a hospital that values the well being of patients and their families so highly. I love the positive culture and abundant compassion from all the staff."
I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, specialising in cataract surgery and diseases of the retina. I was appointed as the lead consultant for the medical retina and macular degeneration services at the Royal Eye Unit, Kingston hospital in 2012 I studied at Wimbledon High School, qualified from Guys and St. Thomas' hospital I trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital including two advanced retina fellowships and the prestigious Darzi fellowship. I was awarded a Doctorate in Medicine for research into macular degeneration and retinal imaging at Kings College Hospital, London. I strive to provide the best evidence based care to my patients.
I specialise in small incision cataract surgery with a tailored approach to surgery in patients with diabetes, macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusions, uveitis and other retinal conditions. I offer the full range of premium lenses including toric lenses for astigmatic correction and multifocal lenses in suitable patients.
I find it especially rewarding in restoring sight in patients with dementia and watching their general function improve.
I offer the full range of intravitreal injections including eylea, lucentis, ongavia, faricimab and ozurdex for the management of wet macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, retinal vein occlusions.
I also manage patients with inflammatory eye disease, cancer treatment associated eye problems and hydroxychloroquine screening.
I was instrumental in transforming the macular degeneration service at the Royal Eye Unit into one of the largest one stop services in London. I run a high volume service to manage the complexities of cataract surgery in patients with retinal diseases in my NHS and private practice and offer a combined cataract and intravitreal injection procedure to minimise hospital attendances.
I am passionate about delivering the highest standard of care and am one of the few ophthalmic surgeons in the UK to be dual qualified in clinical ophthalmology and service improvement. I have served in my capacity of the Lead Retina Consultant to develop regional treatment pathways and remain active in research. I am dedicated to teaching and established clinical fellowships and nurse led intravitreal injections. I am honoured to have received clinical excellence awards in 2017 and 2014.
In the course of my career, I have been touched by the hard work of some of the charitable organisations I am proud to support through my private practice. While serving in a medical camp after a natural disaster, I saw that the living tents, water and medical supplies were from Unisef alone. Other charities I support include Sight Savers, the NSPCC, Oxfam, Water Aid and The Dogs Trust. I am grateful for the patients who, through their consultations with me, have had a direct impact on these charities.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Vasuki Sivagnanavel at Spire include:
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire St Anthony's Hospital.
BSc (Hons) / University of London / 1994
Bachelor of Science
FRCOphth / Royal College of Ophthalmologists / 2011
Fellowship Exam of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
MBBS / Guys and St Thomas’ hospital / 1997
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MD (Res) / University of London / 2011
Doctor of Medicine by Research
European Society of Cataract Surgeons
European Society of Retina Specialists
Royal College of Ophthalmologist, London
Lead Consultant for Medical Retina and Macular Degeneration