Mr Atul Bansal

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MBBS, MD, FRCSEd(Ophth)

Year qualified:1990

Specialty

Personal profile

Atul Bansal is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon based at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire. He has a special interest in modern glaucoma and cataract surgery and also deals with a full range of general ophthalmology conditions.

After graduation from medical school with a first prize, he has been in field of ophthalmology for more than 20 years. He has trained extensively including basic specialist training from Oxford region and higher specialist training from Birmingham. He further obtained advanced training in glaucoma from Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre (BMEC) and a clinical fellowship with extensive experience in modern surgical and laser techniques from Manchester Eye Hospital. He received distinction in the International council of Ophthalmology assessment and was awarded Birmingham Eye Foundation Roper-Hall Prize Medal in 2004.

Mr Bansal has an expertise in cataract surgery both for routine and complex cataracts and provides a specialised service with micro-incision, no sutures and an option of no-injection anaesthesia. He specialises in  diagnosis and management of glaucoma and offers advanced laser and surgical techniques for glaucoma. He is available for consultation for a full range of general ophthalmic conditions.

He is an author of 15 indexed peer reviewed publications, an MD thesis and chapters in a book on cataract surgery in difficult situations. He has regularly presented at international and national meetings and has been an invited speaker and faculty. He is a principal investigator for the international randomized multicentre trial for the EAGLE (Effectiveness of early lens extraction in angle closure glaucoma) study. He is regularly provides teaching and surgical training for the registrars. He is the departmental lead for risk management, QIPP (quality, innovation, productivity and prevention) and clinical audit.

Mr Bansal is driven by delivering patient centred service in a caring way and always aims for providing the best management with high standards of safety. He is a passionate photographer and has won a number of awards. He enjoys playing cricket, listening to music and spending time with his wife and two growing children.

Professional Membership



  • Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh

  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

  • United Kingdom & Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

  • United Kingdom and Eire Society for Glaucoma

  • Midlands Glaucoma Society

  • Midlands Ophthalmic Society

  • British Medical Association

Clinical Interests



  • Cataract Surgery with lens implantation (microincision, sutureless and no-injection techniques)

  • Glaucoma assessment and management

  • Laser treatment and modern surgical techniques for glaucoma

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