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Mr Aman Chandra

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRCSEd, FRCOphth, PhD, MFSTEd

Practices at: BMI Southend Private Hospital

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Mr Aman Chandra is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with a specialist interest in cataract surgery, retinal diseases and vitreoretinal surgery. He undertook ophthalmic training at leading institutions in London including, Moorfields Eye Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital and The National Hospital for Neurological Diseases.

He completed two surgical retinal fellowships at Moorfields Eye Hospital and The Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital in Melbourne; the largest eye hospital in Australia. During his training, he led research investigating the genetics of rhegmatogenous retinal detachments and ectopia lentis.


Clinical Interests

He co-discovered the first genetic association of the former and has provided the definitive genetic analysis for the latter. For this work, he was awarded a PhD from University College London, and the Syme Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd).

He has received further awards from Moorfields Eye Hospital, the Royal College of Ophthalmologist and the RCSEd. He has authored over 40 peer reviewed publications and two book chapters.

He continues his research collaborations across the world, and is the research lead for ophthalmology at Southend University Hospital. He peer review papers for numerous medical journals and is a section editor for the journal Eye and Chair of Awards & Scholarship Subcommittee (RCOphth).

Interests include:

  • Cataract
  • Age Relation Macular Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Macular holes
  • Epiretinal membrane

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Southend University NHS Trust

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Professional Memberships

  • Fellow - Royal college of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow – Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • General Medical Council
  • British Medical Association
  • British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons (Research Lead)
  • American Society of Retinal Specialists
  • EURETINA

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