Mr Mahesh Ramchandani

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MBChB(Manc), FRCS(Ed)

Personal profile

Mr Mahesh Ramchandani is a Senior Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital where he leads the Eye Unit as Clinical Director of Ophthalmology. He also consults and operates at the Harbour Hospital Poole.

He specializes in cataract surgery and in glaucoma.

In cataract surgery he has extensive experience with toric lens implants, multifocal implants and extended depth of focus lenses to reduce the dependence on spectacles. He operates on some of the more challenging cataracts in different eye types. He adapts the cataract procedure to the need of the individual patient focusing on precision, quality and safety.

In glaucoma, he has extensive experience with ophthalmic lasers, and surgery for glaucoma including trabeculectomy, tubes and minimally invasive glaucoma procedures (MIGS).

He also runs a general ophthalmology clinic, and he carries out some eyelid and corneal surgery.

Mr Ramchandani has extensive surgical experience, and he has carried out and supervised over 15000 intra ocular procedures.  He has been an educational and clinical supervisor to ophthalmology doctors in their career to become a consultant ophthalmologist.

He regularly teaches surgical techniques in the operating theatre and in dry labs and simulation courses. He has been College Tutor for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists for 8 years, and a National and International Examiner in Ophthalmology for more than 10 years, for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for candidates wanting to gain FRCS.

He sits on and chairs the Dorset Eye Board to guide ophthalmology service development across the region. He chairs the regional glaucoma forum bringing together consultants across the South Coast from Hampshire, Surrey and Dorset.

Mr Ramchandani grew up in the North West of the UK graduating from the University of Manchester Medical School in 1993 where he carried out his House Officer Posts in surgery and medicine. He gained his specialist registrar training in Ophthalmology at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre.

There he also held a research fellow post.  He undertook subspecialist Fellowships in Cataract and another in Glaucoma at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.  He regularly participates in the Moorfields International Glaucoma Symposium.

His ophthalmology experience has been gained from the three major International Eye Centres in the UK – Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre and Moorfields Eye Hospital. London. He maintains strong links with colleagues at these centres of excellence for the benefit of his patients

Clinical Interests

  • Cataract surgery
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • General ophthalmology

Professional Memberships

  • UK and Eire Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • UK and Eire Glaucoma Society
  • European Glaucoma Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Moorfields Alumni

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