Mr Yashin Ramkissoon

Consultant Ophthalmologist


Personal profile

Mr Yashin Ramkissoon is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon whose NHS practice is based at The Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield. His areas of expertise include vitreo-retinal surgery (Surgery for retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, advanced diabetic eye disease, vitreous haemorrhage and tractional maculopathy), cataract surgery (including complex cases), ocular trauma and general ophthalmology.

He graduated with distinction in medicine as well as a PhD in genetics from the University of Cambridge in 1997. During his career he has been awarded numerous prizes and scholarships including the Royal College of Ophthalmologists McCartney Prize for Pathology. He is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians and Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He completed his ophthalmic specialist training at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London where he also undertook Fellowship training in vitreo-retinal surgery (2007-2008) and medical retina (2008) before being appointed as Consultant in Sheffield in 2009.

He has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals and has co-authored book chapters on cataract surgery and retinal detachment. He is currently an Educational Supervisor to junior ophthalmologists training in the Yorkshire and Humberside Deanery and is a Microsurgical Skills Faculty Member and Trainer for The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London.

Professional Memberships

  • European Society of Retina Specialists
  • British and Eire Association of Vitreo-Retinal Surgeons
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • International Member of the American Association of Ophthalmologists
  • General Medical Council
  • British Medical Association

Clinical Interests

  • Vitreo-retinal surgery
  • Cataract surgery
  • Medical retina
  • General ophthalmology

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