Mr Srinivasan Subramaniam is a very experienced Consultant Ophthalmologist at BMI The Park Hospital with a special interest in complex cataract surgery and laser eye surgery. He is trained in all facets of cataract and refractive surgery including laser treatments.
He is one of a few surgeons nationally, who has experience in performing laser cataract surgery (Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery – femtophaco). An early adopter of innovative technologies in cataract and refractive surgery, he uses various premium lenses like multifocal lenses, trifocal lenses and accommodative lenses to treat cataract and refractive surgical patients.
Mr Subramaniam had his initial medical and ophthalmic training in India. He relocated to the UK and trained for many years at centres of excellence first in Birmingham then Leicester and finishing as a joint Senior Registrar between Charing Cross and Moorfields Eye Hospitals in London. This was followed by advanced sub-speciality training and clinical exposure to cataract surgery and laser eye surgery.
Mr Subramaniam was amongst the first cohort of Doctors who sat, and passed, the assessment of Competence in Laser refractive Surgery conducted by The Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He is now an assessor for competency in laser refractive surgery and routinely performs lasik and lasek procedures and trains junior doctors in ophthalmology, particularly in cataract surgery. He has been a member of the Microsurgical Training Faculty of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists for over 10 years.
Rather than being a generalist in cataract surgery Mr Subramaniam is a specialist in cataract and refractive surgery. Being trained in refractive surgery, Mr Subramaniam specializes in helping patients reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses. He is trained and certified in the uses various types of lasers for refractive eye surgery. This includes laser eye surgery in suitable people and refractive lens exchange in people unsuited for laser eye surgery. In patients with cataracts, removal of the cataract can be combined with the use of premium lenses (of which there are several types) to reduce or eliminate dependence on glasses.
Mr Subramaniam has published papers in several peer review journals. In recognition of his work he held the position of Honorary Visiting Senior Lecturer in the School of Life & Health Sciences at Aston University for 12 years.
Mr Subramaniam has performed several thousand cataract and laser eye surgeries and regularly audits his results. It is a matter of professional pride that year-on-year his complication rate is well below the national average. Mr Subramaniam’s NHS base is at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust where he is the lead for cataract surgery.
His spare time is devoted to improving vision in the developing world. He is actively involved with the charity Second Sight, which performs cataract surgery in developing countries.