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Mr Vikas Shankar

Consultant Ophthalmologist

FRCOphth; MRCOphth; DO; MBBS

Practices at: BMI The Highfield Hospital, BMI The Beardwood Hospital

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After graduating in medicine from India, Mr Shankar completed basic surgical training in Ophthalmology from Glasgow and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London followed by higher specialist training from Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. After gaining CCT he has a fellowship in Glaucoma surgery from the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.

He is trained to provide advanced glaucoma surgery including augmented trabeculectomy, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery and aqueous-shunt procedures (Baerveldt/ Preserflo microshunt and Xen implant) and laser treatment in glaucoma. He has  performed more than 500 augmented trabeculectomies, more than 100 aqueous shunt procedures as well as micro incisional glaucoma surgery (Xen implants and Preserflo micro shunt). He specialises in complex anterior segment surgery including complex cataract surgery.

He has gained recognition from the Royal College of Ophthalmology and currently runs a glaucoma fellowship programme. 

He is currently service lead for glaucoma at the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. He also provides general Ophthalmology service including cataract surgery.

He has academic interests in open angle glaucoma and has published more than ten research papers. His aim is to provide highest standard of treatment in the most caring manner.


  • Glaucoma
  • Anterior Segment
  • Cataract surgery
  • General Ophthalmology

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
  • European Glaucoma Society
  • UK & Eire Glaucoma Society
  • Royal College of Ophthalmology

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