Subspecialty: Phacoemulsification, Oculoplastic Surgery, anterier segment
Location: Level C, Ophthalmology
Secretary Phone: 01709 304097
I was appointed as
a consultant ophthalmologist at Rotherham
in April 1999. Since then, I have introduced new changes to the ophthalmic
department at the hospital, such as implementing the Action on Cataract
government directive and consequently reducing the patient’s journey from nine
visits to just two. The main bulk of my work is small incision suturless phaco
cataract surgery under topical anaesthesia as a day surgery. My results are
continuously audited and the last audit of 3000 operations showed higher succes
rates and lesser complication rates than national figures.
I enjoy a very good relationship with GPs in Rotherham
and regularly attend their meetings.
I was appointed as a lead clinician for Clinical Effectiveness in Ophthalmology
in 2001 and continue to hold this position. In 2003 I was appointed as Clinical
Director for Specialist Surgery at Rotherham
which also includes the role of Clinical Governance Lead for the Clinical
I was appointed as an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sheffield in 2003 and as Clinical Director for the Opthalmology Foundation Business unit.
In addition, I am an examiner for part 2 and 3 of the Royal College of
Ophthalmologist, as well as a medical reviewer and ophthalmic adviser for the
Healthcare Commission. I have also contributed my expertise in teaching and
training overseas over the last few years to those less fortunate, by
volunteering a week every year to work for the Flying Eye Hospital (ORBIS) and
established an electronic consultation link with colleagues in many overseas
My team at Rotherham
is second to none. All colleagues, medical, nursing, supportive and managerial
staff, strive together to serve the people of Rotherham
and have modernised the service to follow pace with all the changes taking
place in the specialty. We do most, if not all of the modern ophthalmic
operations, obtaining highly positive feedback from patients and have a very
active teaching programme and training schemes for our juniors which start
with practicing on dummy plastic eyes and gradually with a very close
supervision, they are allowed to assist in real patients’ operations and only
allowed to operate on patients when they are deemed safe and competent to do
so, still under supervision.
On a personal level, I am married to a GP and have three daughters. I enjoy
their support, care and love after busy working schedules. I also enjoy
classical music, operas, cycling, gardening, travelling and socialising.