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Mr Vishwanath is a Consultant Ophthalmologist specialising in the management of squints (adults and children) and neuro-ophthalmic diseases at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.

He is an accomplished cataract surgeon with more than 3000 surgeries to date. He provides the final solution for many failed or complex squints with adjustable stitches or with botulinum toxin injection. In the field of neuro-ophthalmology he establishes the cause and provides treatment for many unexplained visual or eye problems. His expertise in ultrasound diagnosis of eye diseases is sought after by eye specialists in the region.

He is an honorary lecturer of Manchester University and trains doctors from the UK and abroad in the field of ophthalmology in general, and cataract surgery, squint and neuro-ophthalmology in particular.

He graduated in medicine from Mysore University, India in 1987. He did post graduate training in Ophthalmology in India. This was followed by higher specialist training In Wales and Manchester. He gained the fellowship of the Royal College (FRCSEd) in 1993. He gained further subspecialist training in the fields of paediatric ophthalmology at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, and in Strabismus and Neuro-Ophthalmology at Manchester and Liverpool.

He has presented many scientific papers in national and international meetings. He has several publications in peer reviewed medical journals. He is a reviewer for the strabismus section of British Journal of Ophthalmology.

He is an active member of International Strabismus Association, Societas Internationalis Pro Diagnostica Ultrasonica in Ophthalmologia, British and Irish Neuro-Ophthalmology Club.

Areas of expertise

  • Cataract Surgery-instant recovery topical anaesthesia cataract surgery
  • Implants for presbyopia and astigmatism
  • Double vision and Squint correction:customised adjustable squint surgery, non surgical correction with botulinum toxin injection, non surgical correction with glasses and prisms
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Eye ache and headache: unexplained loss of vision
  • Loss of vision related to optic nerve and brain damage
  • Tunnel vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Wobbly vision and nystagmus
  • Flicker or shimmer of vision
  • Lid twitches and spasms
  • Unequal pupils
  • Ultrasound scan
  • Detection of cancers of the eye

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