Mr Rajesh Deshmukh

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon


Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council, UK
  • Royal college of Ophthalmologist, UK
  • The British Medical Association
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Oxford Ophthalmological Society, UK

Clinical Interests

Cataract refractive surgery including premium lenses (Toric & Multifocal IOL)

Implantable contact lens surgery and clear lens extraction

Retinal diseases including Diabetic retinopathy, Age related macular degeneration (wet & dry), Retinal vascular disorders, Myopia, Retinal vein occlusion

Intravitreal injection and implants

Laser treatments including Post cataract lasers (capsulotomies), Pan-retinal photocoagulation, Macular lasers and lasers for Glaucoma.


General Ophthalmology including Dry eyes and Blepharitis

Current NHS and /or University Posts

Moorfields Eye Hospital

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Personal profile

Rajesh R Deshmukh is a Consultant Eye Surgeon with world the renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. Having completed his Ophthalmology training from Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and University Eye Hospital in Bristol, he was awarded specialist registration in Ophthalmology by the General Medical Council (GMC), UK.

He is a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists of London, the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow and the International Council of Ophthalmology.

He has undertaken sub speciality fellowship training in the field of cataract surgery from Moorfields Eye Hospital London and in the field of retinal disorders from the University Eye Hospital in Bristol.

His researched involved treatment of proliferative diabetic retinopathy with laser pan retinal photocoagulation. He has electively worked as a facilitator for the World Health Organisation (WHO) and conducted teaching workshops in four of the five regions in Sultanate of Oman. He trained 40 general ophthalmologists and 45 allied health care professionals in screening, grading and treatment of diabetic retinopathy.

He also helped in setting up of referral pathway for the National Health Programme in the management of diabetic retinopathy in Sultanate of Oman. He has worked as research investigator in various randomised controlled trials (RCT’s) in subspecialties of Medical Retina and Cataract Surgery and has published his work in high impact peer reviewed journals, including the AJO, JCRS, MEACO and EYE.

He is an expert cataract surgeon and has trained many Ophthalmologists in cataract surgery since 2013. Being a high-volume cataract surgeon, he performs more than 1000 cataract surgeries annually with complication rate (PCR) less than 0.5 % as opposed to 2 %, which is a national benchmark.

He also specialises in medical retinal disorders and lead the diabetic retinopathy services for Moorfields at Darent Valley hospital in Kent.

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