Mrs Katya Amol Tambe

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MBBS, MS(Ophth), DNB(Ophth), FRCSEd(Ophth)

Year qualified:1995

Specialty

Personal profile

Mrs Katya Tambe is a consultant ophthalmologist specialising in oculoplastics and paediatric ophthalmology. She joined the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham as a consultant in 2010.

She was awarded the gold medal for ophthalmology, having stood first in the prestigious all India Diplomate of National Board examinations (DNB) in 1998. Following this she completed her ophthalmic surgical training in the West Midlands Deanery, Birmingham. Her interest in Oculoplastics led her to complete two prestigious oculoplastics fellowships, the first in Leicester in 2007 and the second at the Moorfields Eye Hospital, London in 2009. She spent two months in Toronto and Philadelphia to further enhance her oculoplastic expertise in adult and paediatric oculoplastics in 2011.

Her expertise lies in the surgical management of adult patients with eyelid malpositions like ptosis (droopy eye lids), entropion (in-turning eyelids), ectropion (out-turning eyelids), dermatochalasis (excess upper or lower eyelid skin) - requiring blepharoplasty, periocular skin tumours, watery eyes, thyroid related eyelid abnormalities, eyelid and adnexal trauma, patients with socket related problems and general ophthalmic conditions including cataract surgery and glaucoma management.

Her paediatric expertise lies in paediatric ptosis management including levator resections and frontalis brow suspensions with autologus facia lata and synthetic materials, paediatric watery eye management, squint surgery and routine and complex socket surgery. She routinely manages paediatric ocular conditions.

Professional Memberships

  • British Medical Association
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Medical Defence Union
  • Midlands Ophthalmological Society

Clinical Interests

Adult oculoplastics and aesthetics

  • Eyelid abnormalities
  • Ptosis (drooping eye lids), entropion (inturning eyelids), ectropion (outward turning eyelids) and blepharoplasty for excess eyelid skin
  • Lacrimal pathology - watery eyes
  • Periocular skin tumours
  • Thyroid related eyelid abnormalities
  • Eyelid and adnexal trauma
  • Socket related problems

Paediatric oculoplastics

  • Paediatric ptosis management including levator resections and frontalis brow suspensions with autologus facialata and synthetic materials
  • Paediatric watery eye management
  • Routine and complex socket surgery
  • Anophthalmia and microphthalmia

General ophthalmology

  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma

General paediatric ophthalmology

  • Squints
  • Low vision and other paediatric ocular pathology

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