Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
BSc(Hons), MBBS (London), FRCOphth (UK), FRANZCO
- European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
- Royal College Of Ophthalmologists, Fellow
- Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, Fellow
In addition to general ophthalmology, Mr Parmar subspecialises in cornea, uveitis, cataract and refractive surgery. He performs modern corneal transplantation including penetrating keratoplasty and newer lamellar techniques such as big bubble anterior lamellar keratoplasty and posterior endokeratoplasty (DSEK).
As a fellowship-trained refractive surgeon he incorporates laser and non-laser approaches to treatment. Laser correction includes wavefront customisation where indicated, combined with LASIK, LASEK or PRK. He is also performs phakic intraocular lens insertion, known as the implantable contact lens, in selected cases. Mr Parmar performs state-of-the-art modern phacoemulsification cataract surgery and has a wide depth of experience in both straightforward and complex cataract surgical cases. In addition to standard monofocal intraocular lens implants (IOLs), he can also offer a variety of premium IOLs to render independence from spectacles for all distances of vision. This includes multifocal and extended depth of focus IOLs such as the Symfony® implant.
Some patients with high myopia or thin corneas are unsuitable for laser vision correction surgery but may be candidates for phakic intraocular lenses (IOLs). In these cases Mr Parmar is one of a select few UK surgeons specifically certified in the implantation of the STAAR® Visian ICL (implantable contact lens) and the Verisyse® & Veriflex® phakic IOLs.
Mr Parmar specialises in the treatment of keratoconus using ultraviolet collagen cross-linking of the cornea with riboflavin to stabilize the disease. He is also certified in using intracorneal rings such as INTACS® which can improve vision in advanced cases. In severe cases he can perform deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty and penetrating full-thickness corneal grafts where indicated.