Miss Vasuki Sivagnanavel

Miss Vasuki Sivagnanavel

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon


"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."

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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 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 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 find it especially rewarding in restoring sight in patients with dementia and watching their general function improve. I also manage patients with inflammatory eye disease, cancer treatment associated eye problems and hydroxychloroquine screening.

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 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.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Vasuki Sivagnanavel at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Intravitreal injections of Eylea, Lucentis, Ozurdex
  • Retinal laser for tears and macular oedema.

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Diabetic eye disease
Macular degeneration
Refractive surgery
Retinal disease

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

Professional memberships

European Society of Cataract Surgeons

European Society of Retina Specialists

Royal College of Ophthalmologist, London

Professional leadership

Lead Consultant for Medical Retina and Macular Degeneration