Mr Partha Chakraborty

Consultant Ophthalmologist

MS, DO, FRCSEd, FRCOphthal

Year qualified:1985

Specialty

Personal profile

Mr Partha Chakraborty was appointed as a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at the County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust (CDDFT) in August 2003. His major interests are cataract surgery, Glaucoma and Oculoplastics (Lid, Lacrimal and Orbit).

He graduated from JIPMER: Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (www.jipmer.edu) Pondicherry, India in 1985.  He completed his Diploma (DO) and Masters Degree (MS) in Ophthalmology and along the way submitted a thesis on Role of Autoimmunity in PXF Glaucoma in 1990.

He then came to UK and passed PLAB test Jan 1991 held by the General Medical Council (GMC). He subsequently undertook further Higher specialist training in England (FRCSEd, FRCOPhthal) and cumulated an extended subspecialty training fellowship in Oculoplastic surgery at the Mersey Deanery in 1999.

He teaches medical students at the Newcastle/Durham University and also an Educational Supervisor for Trainees at the CDDFT. He has presented various papers departmental, regional and national meetings as well international conferences.

Mr Chakraborty undertakes an active research program and has published numerous scientific papers.  He has convened the North of England Ophthalmic Society (NEOS) meeting in March 2008 held at Redworth Hall Hotel. He is now an Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. His charity work relates to Leprosy since his stay in India. He undertakes regular Gym work to keep fit and also plays Golf during his spare time.  

Professional Membership



  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists

  • Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh

  • British Medical Association

  • North of England Ophthalmic Society

  • Medical Protection Society

Clinical Interests



  • Cataract surgery

  • Glaucoma

  • Oculoplastic : Lids i.e Ptosis or droopy eyelid;  ectropions/entropions, lacrimal i.e watery eyes, blocked tear duct; orbital problems such thyroid eye disease; periocular skin cancers

  • Strabismus surgery including paediatric ophthalmology

  • Cosmetic lid surgery

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