Mr Bhatta offers a streamlined pathway for micro-incisional phacoemulsification cataract surgery and comprehensive glaucoma care to patients in and around Aberdeenshire. He joined Aberdeen Royal Infirmary as a Consultant in 2017, having previously worked as a Consultant in the Hull and East Yorkshire Eye Hospitals since 2013.
He specialises in long term glaucoma care by utilising modern diagnostic techniques for monitoring purposes and treating glaucoma patients with conventional and newer glaucoma surgeries (including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery) and SLT laser procedures.
Following the completion of his ophthalmology training in the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Mr Bhatta completed one year of an advanced subspecialty training fellowship in glaucoma in the St James’s University Hospital, Leeds. He also holds a Master’s degree in Ophthalmology from the University of Calcutta, India.
He regularly delivers talks in regional and national meetings, as well as having had publications in various scientific journals. During his tenure in Hull, the department has been the recipient of the International Glaucoma Association award in 2016 for the best glaucoma unit voted by UK patients. He has held a managerial post as a Clinical Governance Lead and an educational post as the Royal College tutor. He currently holds an Honorary Lecturer post with the University of Aberdeen.
Mr Bhatta is based in Aberdeen along with his family. He enjoys playing badminton and tennis for leisure and loves fine dining and Indian cuisine.