Mr Vijay Hegde has over 20 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. He is currently the Regional Training Advisor for Royal College of Ophthalmologists.