Mr Ramu Muniraju is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon, currently working at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals, with special interest in cataract surgery and medical retina.
He specialises in micro-incision cataract surgery with intraocular implantation, and also provides specialist care for people with diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and other medical retinal disorders. He is admired for being very approachable, calm and well-composed by his patients and colleagues alike.
Mr Ramu Muniraju has been practicing ophthalmology for over 25 years. Since joining the NHS in 2005, he has completed an advanced subspecialty training fellowship in medical retina at King’s College Hospital, followed by extensive training at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. He quickly progressed in his medical career in UK and became a substantive consultant in 2013.
He is an excellent cataract surgeon with commendable outcomes and an extremely low complication rate. His surgical outcomes are available to public via the national ophthalmology database and reviews from his private practice are published on the I Want Great Care website.
He leads the Macular degeneration service at Epsom and is experienced at managing various retinal conditions, such as diabetic eye disease, vein occlusions and macular degeneration. He provides proficient treatment by utilising modern diagnostic techniques and being adept with both intravitreal injections and retinal lasers.
Mr Muniraju is the clinical lead for the NHS diabetic eye screening programme in Surrey. As part of his role, he ensures that the programme meets all the standards as set by Public Health England, thus delivering excellent and safe service.
Mr Muniraju has a keen interest in medical education, and is a supervisor for speciality trainees in ophthalmology from the London Deanery. He is actively involved in training, assessing and recruiting doctors and is an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists exams.
As the department’s audit lead, he is active in initiating service improvement projects in order to optimise patient outcomes. Overall, he finds it immensely gratifying to be able to improve people’s lives in such a drastic way.