Mr Ajai K Tyagi

Consultant Ophthalmologist


Professional Membership

  • General Medical Council

  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists

  • British Medical Association

  • Medical Protection Society

Clinical Interests

  • Cataract and refractive surgery

  • Vitreoretinal surgery

  • Multifocal/accomadative implants

  • Macular degeneration

  • General ophthalmology

  • Multifocal intraocular lenses (IOL)

Personal profile

Mr Tyagi obtained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 1994. He completed his Registrar training in general Ophthalmology at The Birmingham & Midlands Eye Centre, Birmingham. Following this he underwent sub-specialist training in Vitreoretinal Surgery at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

He also undertook an Observership at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore in 2001, to study new surgical techniques in managing patients with retinal and in particular macular diseases. Following that he was one of the early surgeons in the UK to perform complex surgeries such as macular translocations for patients with macular degeneration.

Mr Tyagi was appointed as Consultant Ophthalmologist at The Birmingham & Midlands Eye Centre in 2001. This is the second largest eye hospital in UK and is a dedicated teaching hospital for medical students and Ophthalmologists in training. Mr Tyagi also trains surgeons from across the globe in vitreoretinal surgery. He has a large tertiary referral base with patients being referred from all over the country. He has presented at various international conferences and has published research papers in prestigious medical journals.

Mr Tyagi can also place premium multifocal intraocular lenses (IOL) in your eye during the cataract surgery (instead of the standard monofocal IOL). There are different types of multifocal IOL but essentially they allow you to have good near and distance vision, without glasses. These IOL are appropriate for patients who wish to reduce spectacle dependence as a life style change or for specific purposes i.e. golf. Your requirements can be discussed with Mr Tyagi at your initial consultation and should you wish to proceed he will help you in deciding the best IOL option for your eyes.

Mr Tyagi accepts specialist referral for the following:

  • Modern cataract surgery with multifocal and accommodative implants

  • Vitreoretinal diseases and surgery: retinal detachment, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, ocular trauma etc

  • Intravitreal lucentis and avastin injections for macular degeneration, vein occlusions, diabetic retinopathy

  • Retinal laser treatment

  • General ophthalmology


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