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Ms Kadambari Oswal

Consultant Ophthalmic and Vitreoretinal Surgeon

MBBS, MS in Ophthalmology, MRCOphth, FRCOphth, Ongoing: Surgical Leadership Programme from Harvard Medical School.

Practices at: BMI Woodlands Hospital

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Ms Oswal is a Consultant Ophthalmic and Vitreoretinal surgeon and leads the vitreoretinal service at County Durham and Darlington Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Her areas of expertise include retinal detachment surgery, macular surgery, advanced diabetic eye disease management, treatment of medical retinal conditions such as age related macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusion, diabetic retinopathy and maculopathy, as well as complex cataract surgery, and ocular trauma. She is a very experienced cataract surgeon and gets referred complex cataract surgeries in her current role. She also manages and performs surgeries for complications of cataract surgery referred to her. She has the experience of using premium Intraocular lenses and secondary intraocular lenses.
Ms Oswal completed her medical school in 1999, She then completed a Post Graduate Masters degree in Ophthalmology from the prestigious institute of KMC, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India when she was adjudged the best outgoing trainee for the year 2004 and awarded a Gold medal. She worked as an Assistant professor in Ophthalmology at the same institute upon completion of her postgraduate degree until 2005. 

After moving to UK, she did her early Ophthalmology training in East Lancashire Hospitals NHS trust. She then pursued her research interest and worked as an academic fellow at the Academic Unit of Ophthalmology, Birmingham and Midland eye centre, Birmingham under Professor P Murray and Miss S Rauz for a year in 2010. She then completed the run-through training in Ophthalmology (West Midlands and North-East Deanery) and was awarded the CCT in Jan 2018. Having developed a special interest in Vitreoretinal surgery with an innate surgical ability and she undertook a year of  Vitreoretinal fellowship at Royal Hallamshire Hospitals, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
She has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals and is committed to teaching and training and is Clinical Supervisor for regional trainees. She is the Lead clinical supervisor for an advanced nurse practitioner course with interest in vitreoretinal surgery. She maintains an active role in clinical research.
Ms Oswal is an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London.

English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marwadi, Kannada, Marathi

Ms Oswal has an interest in all aspects of general ophthalmology and specialises in Retina – Surgical and Medical Retinal diseases.

She offers the following services at BMI Woodlands

Cataract surgery (including premium lens implants)
Laser for posterior capsule opacification and narrow angles
Age-related macular degeneration
Retinal vein occlusion
Diabetic maculopathy and retinopathy management
Intravitreal anti-VEGF injections, Intravitreal implants
Eyelid cyst removal
Dry eyes
Ocular trauma (trauma of the eye)
General ophthalmology

Ms Oswal was adjudged as the best outgoing Postgraduate and awarded a Gold medal for MS Ophthalmology during the year 2004.
Macular society Award 2018 for Excellence as part of Retinal Team working in James West Centre, Sheffield, UK.
Clinical Excellence Award 2020 CDDFT NHS trust.

  • General Medical Council UK.
  • Fellow of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
  • Member of British and Eire Association of vitreoretinal Surgeons.
  • Member of EURETINA.

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