Ashish Agrawal

Dr Ashish Agrawal

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

QualificationsMS (Ophthal), FRCOphth

Main NHS base:

  • Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion.

Member of:

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Member of the Scottish Ophthalmological Club
  • Member of the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress.
  • Member of the Bowman’s Club (Corneal society of UK)
  • Member of All India Ophthalmological Society
  • Member of British Medical Association
  • Member of Medical Protection Society

Clinical interests:

  • Suture-less, small incision Cataract surgery & Intraocular lens implant
  • Cornea and External eye diseases
  • Keratoconus
  • Dry eye treatments
  • Chalazion (eyelid cyst) removal
  • Glaucoma
  • Laser eye treatment (Yag Laser Capsulotomy)
  • Routinely performs Corneal Transplantations, Pterygium surgery and can deal with complex corneal conditions at the NHS hospital.

Areas of expertise:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Dry Eyes
  • Keratoconus

Fees, Training & Background:

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I have over 13 years of experience as a Consultant ophthalmologist and I currently work at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh. My current practice includes general ophthalmic problems with special surgical interests in cataract extraction (small incision and complex), corneal & external eye diseases. I also undertake preventative Glaucoma management and Crosslinking treatment for keratoconus.

I have performed over 4,000 cataract operations with a very low complication rate. My cataract outcomes are as follows: In over 400 consecutive cataracts, performed between 2017-19, 96% of my patients saw 6/12 or better (driving standard vision) postoperatively. My capsular rupture rate, which is a surgical complication and the most commonly cited measurement of surgical dexterity was 0.3% (comparative figure is 1.2% national cataract audit).

I received advanced training in the above mentioned sub-specialties at Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. I also hold a ‘Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery,’ qualification from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. I became a Fellow of the Royal college of Ophthalmologists in 2005.

I was appointed to NHS Lothian in April 2007, where I lead the corneal service and have been the Ex-Chair for the Quality improvement team in Ophthalmology. Since my appointment, I have developed the corneal service to a very high standard, by introducing many new treatments such as Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking for Keratoconus, Corneal endothelial keratoplasty (transplantation) and ex-vivo Stem Cell Transplants, both of which were the first of their kind of procedures performed in Scotland and were widely reported in newspapers and television.

I am actively involved in Research and training of Opticians, Nurses and General Practitioners. I regularly review articles for medical journals including EYE. I have 20 publications in scientific journals, over 40 presentations in national & international meetings and have been an invited guest speaker at many conferences and teaching programs.

I am also a Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, Regional educational advisor, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Scotland Regional Representative for the Ocular Tissue Advisory Group (OTAG) & Expert Advisor for Scottish Medicine Consortium.