Mr Ramesh Dubbaka

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon

MBBS, FRCS (Ophth)

Professional Memberships

  • British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons
  • European Society of Retina Specialists (ESCRS)
  • British Medical Association.
  • MPS
  • ASRS

Clinical Interests

  • Cataract Surgery ( Multifocal IOLs, Toric IOls  ets)
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD)
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Surgery
  • Surgery for Diabetic Patients
  • Uveitis and Inflammation
  • Ocular Trauma including Artificial Iris Implantation
  • Minor Lid Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinal microvascular surgery eg Retinal artery Occlusion.
  • Glaucoma
  • Investigations such OCT, FFA,ICG, B scan
  • Intravitreal Injections
  • General Eye Conditions

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • NHS Darlington Memorial Hospital

Personal profile

Mr R Dubbaka is a Senior Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Vitreoretinal Specialist based in Darlington. He has over 27 years’ experience in NHS. He is registered with the General Medical Council as a Specialist in Ophthalmology.

Mr R Dubbaka has been working continuously in NHS since 1993 in various ophthalmology positions in some of the Countries top hospitals which includes Royal Free hospital in London, Whippscross university hospital London ( Barts health NHS),Bristol eye hospital and University hospitals of Leicester.

Mr R Dubbaka’s NHS practice is based at Darlington Memorial hospital, Darlington. He consults patients privately at the BMI woodlands Hospital, Darlington. He also has practicing privileges at Nuffield hospital, Stockton-on Tees.

He has extensive experience in managing patients with disorders of the retina and the vitreous, and performs all types of retinal surgery, including new innovative techniques. He has vast experience in dealing with simple and complex cataract procedures.

Surgical retina:Mr Dubbaka has been working as a full time substantive consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal surgeon at Darlington Memorial hospital since 2018, and performing various types vitreoretinal surgeries including the scleral buckling procedures. He has done two Vitreoretinal fellowships in UK, one in  Royal free hospital in London and second one in whippscross university hospital Londson.He has performed Pars plana vitrectomies (23G,25G and conventional ), scleral buckling ,pneumatic retinopexy,membrane peeling,macular hole surgery, various types of Retinal detachments, diabetic vitrectomies Managed complicated cataract surgery eg dropped nucleus.

Cataract surgery: - He has done few thousands of Phacoemulsification and managed complicated cases such as small pupils, floppy Iris and traumatic cataracts. He has  used various types IOLs such as multifocal IOLs, Toric IOLs and Artisan IOLs (vacufixation and forceps fixation). He trained the junior and middle grade doctors. He receives good feedback from patients ,trainees and scrub nurses.

Medical Retina:- Mr R Dubbaka worked as a  medical retina consultant for nearly 10 years.He is  proficient in FFA,ICG,OCT scanning (both for glaucoma and Retina) and intravitreal  injections such as anti VEGF, triamcinolone and Ozudex implants.

Ocular trauma: He has managed various types of ocular trauma patients and performed artificial iris implantation.

Lid surgeries: He has performed the entropion and ectropion surgeries  and other minor lid procedures.

Laser surgeries: He has performed various laser procedures such as argon lasers ( direct and Indirect delivery systems as well as endolasers while doing PPV), YAG lasers and cyclodiode  and has experience in using different  types laser machines including Pascal laser.

Ocular Ultrasonography: He has performed the A scan as a part of Biometry clinics and  B scan as a part of pre operative assessment of Retinal detachment .He runs the B scan clinic in his current position.

Ocular Genetics: He has worked as locum SpR in Ocular Genetics clinics in Oxford to gain the experience in genetics.

Glaucoma: Mr R Dubbaka worked in glaucoma clinics and managed acute glaucoma patients and performs the Surgical PIs as well as YAG PIs.

He performs the following procedures as well,temporal artery Biopsies,Pterygium excision with and without  conjunctival graft, EDTA chelation for Band Keratopahthy


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