Mr Vijay Hegde

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Cataract and Vitreoretinal Surgeon


Year qualified:1997


Personal profile

Mr Vijay Hegde has over 15 years of experience in Ophthalmology. He was appointed as Consultant Ophthalmologist in 2010 and currently works at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. He has undergone extensive training in cataract and retinal surgery and has undertaken surgical fellowships in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester and Aberdeen.

Mr Hegde specialises in performing complex cataract surgery including topical or no needle cataract surgery. His routine practice involves micro incision with full choice of intraocular lenses to reduce spectacle dependency and he is one of the early adopters of latest ophthalmic technologies, using sutureless, local anaesthetic vitrectomy for an early post-operative recovery.

Mr Hegde has numerous publications and presentations under his name. He is recognised as a surgical trainer both for cataract and vitreoretinal surgery by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He is actively involved in training medical students, nurses and optometrists and is a faculty examiner in the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. As a clinical governance lead for ophthalmology he also oversees safe and effective surgical care at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Mr Hegde lives with his wife and two children and outside his profession he enjoys playing golf and cricket.

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London
  • British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons (BEAVRS)
  • Scottish Ophthalmology Club (SOC)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmologists (AAO) 
  • Honorary senior Lecturer, University of Aberdeen
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS)
  • British Medical Association (BMA)

Clinical Interests

  • Cataract Surgery: Refractive cataract surgery with array of latest intraocular lenses, Complex cataract surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery: Retinal detachment and Epiretinal membrane
  • Retinal Disorders: Age related macular degeneration,    Retinal vein occlusion and Diabetic retinopathy
  • Intravitreal Therapy: Anti-VEGF injections and Steroids
  • Lasers: Laser surgery for diabetic retinopathy and Glaucoma
  • General Ophthalmology: Dry eyes, Watery eyes, Lumps and bumps on lids, Glaucoma

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