Mr Vikas Chadha has been a Consultant in the West of Scotland since 2009 and is now a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology at Gartnavel General Hospital. He graduated from the University of Delhi in 1997 and underwent his basic and higher specialist training in ophthalmology at Edinburgh before doing a Fellowship in Ophthalmic Oncology and Oculoplastic Surgery at Glasgow.
He is an experienced cataract surgeon having performed thousands of cataract surgeries. He rigorously audits his results and has found his success rate well above the UK national standards with an overall complication rate of less than 1 percent. He also routinely performs and trains surgeons in eyelid surgery (such as blepharoplasty), ptosis surgery (for droopy eyelids) and surgery for eye cancers.
He is one of two Consultants responsible for delivering the Scottish Ocular Oncology Service that is centrally funded by the National Services Division, a division of National Services Scotland, a national NHS Board. This runs in conjunction with and complimentary to his tertiary referral oculoplastics service, his cataract operating lists and general ophthalmology clinics. He is also the Clinical Lead at Gartnavel General Hospital, College Tutor at the Tenennt Institute of Ophthalmology and a supervisor for the Fellowship in Oculoplastics and Ocular Oncology at the Institute.
Vikas is Convener for the part 2 of the Royal College of Glasgow Fellowship examinations, examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Royal College of Glasgow Fellowship examinations and a faculty member on the ChM Masters programme in Ophthalmology run by the University of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is also Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Glasgow. He is an executive committee member of the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS) and successfully organised the annual BOPSS meetings in Edinburgh in 2010 and in Glasgow in 2016.
He has over 35 peer-reviewed publications in international journals, has co-authored book chapters and is regularly invited to review papers for many leading ophthalmology journals. He has been an invited speaker at a number of national and international meetings including the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Congress, British Oculoplastic Surgery Society Annual meeting and the Scottish Ophthalmological Club Meeting.