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Best Ophthalmologists in Newry, UK

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2 Main St, Hillsborough, United Kingdom, BT26 6AE - 22.33 miles
Hillsborough Private Clinic - 22.33 miles
2 Main St, Hillsborough, United Kingdom, BT26 6AE
31 years of experience
Blepharoplasty (Eye Lid Surgery), Cataract Surgery, Droopy Eyelid (Ptosis), Blocked Tear Duct (NLDO) Surgery + 18more

Mr Kamalarajah is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with a specialist interest in oculoplastic, lacrimal and orbital disorders. He is based at the Royal Victoria Hospital and has a wealth of experience having performed more than 6000 cataract operations as well as a large amount of oculoplastic surgical procedures.

Mr Kamalarajah gained his medical qualification from the University of Dundee before completing his ophthalmic training in Belfast during which he also completed a Doctor of Medicine at Queen's University. He completed a subspecialist fellowship in oculoplastic, orbital, and lacrimal surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital in 2002/3 where he gained expertise in the management of simple and complex oculoplastic disorders. He was appointed to the post of consultant ophthalmologist at Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry in 2003 and subsequently moved to the Belfast Trust in 2011, where he is currently based.

Mr Kamalarajah s a fellow of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, a member of The British Medical Association and British Oculoplastic Surgeons Society.

Outside of the hospital, he enjoys spending time with hif family and playing golf and tennis.

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2 Main St, Hillsborough, United Kingdom, BT26 6AE - 22.33 miles
Hillsborough Private Clinic - 22.33 miles
2 Main St, Hillsborough, United Kingdom, BT26 6AE
22 years of experience
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Complex Cataract Surgery + 23more

Dr Muralidharan Upendran is a Consultant Ophthalmologist based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has over 21 years of clinical experience and over 18 years of specialist experience in ophthalmology.

Dr Upendran specialises in both medical and surgical ophthalmology and has special interests in cataracts, retinal disease and macular disease.

He currently practices as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Cathedral Eye Clinic, Belfast and Hillsborough Private Clinic, Hillsborough. He also practices as a VR surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, UAE. In these positions, he typically sees patients with medical retinal conditions and vitreo-retinal conditions, mainly:

  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Uveitis
  • Flashes and floaters
  • Retinal detachment
  • Macular hole
  • Ocular trauma

He has a wealth of experience in several areas of ophthalmology. He typically performs the following procedures:

  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
  • Fluorescein angiograms
  • Ophthalmic ultrasound
  • YAG laser
  • Scleral buckling
  • Cyst excisions
  • Intravitreal injections
  • Cataract surgery
  • Pars Plana Vitrectomy

Dr Upendran received his medical degree in 2000 from Kasturba Medical College, India. He later completed his Master of Surgery degree in Ophthalmology at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India in 2003. He became a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 2006 and became a Fellow in 2012. He also completed a Fellowship in Vitreo-retinal Surgery at Birmingham and Midland Eye Center in 2014.

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2 Main St, Hillsborough, United Kingdom, BT26 6AE - 22.33 miles
Hillsborough Private Clinic - 22.33 miles
2 Main St, Hillsborough, United Kingdom, BT26 6AE
22 years of experience
Urgent Eye Care, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Binocular Vision, Blepharitis + 37more

Miss Jothi works as a substantive Consultant Eye Surgeon at the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust with a specialist interest in vitreo-retinal surgery and medical retina. Her NHS practice includes general and specialist clinics at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast and South Tyrone Hospital, Dungannon and at Banbridge Polyclinic.

Miss Jothi has had extensive training in the field of Ophthalmology in Northern Ireland, England and India. She qualified as an eye specialist in India with 4 years of specialist post-graduate training before moving to Northern Ireland where she has spent another 7 years further training and obtained CCT in 2016. She spent a further 2 years specialising in a Medical and Surgical Retina Fellowships in Belfast and Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham before taking up her substantive NHS post in Northern Ireland in 2017.

Miss Jothi is a Member and Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmology, UK and is a member of the British and Eire Association of Vitreo-Retinal Surgeons (BEAVRS), and holds specialist qualifications both in the UK and India with Fellowship FRCOphth, Membership MRCOphth, Diploma DRCOphth from The Royal College of Ophthalmology and Master of Surgery MS Ophth from The TN Dr MGR Medical University, India.

Miss Jothi sees patients with both general and specialist eye conditions in all age-groups including for Cataract surgery, Laser procedures, Retinal diseases,Glaucoma, Lid diseases, Macular degeneration and eye emergencies.

Miss Jothi sees private patients at Kingsbridge Private Hospital, Belfast, Hillsborough Private Clinic and North West Independent Hospital, Ballykelly.

Areas of interest

Cataract Surgery; medical retina; surgical retina; laser procedures; lid and conjunctiva diseases; foreign bodies in eye; medical and surgical management of glaucoma; ophthalmology emergencies - reduced vision, red eye, trauma, eye infections.

Medical secretaries

Current NHS consultant posts held

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast

and

South Tyrone Hospital, Dungannon. Southern Health and Social Care Trust

Research interests

Surgical and Medical Retina

Past Research:

Co-investigator in SAKURA study for non-infectious posterior uveitis (2012-14) which involved intravitreal injections of the test drug, clinical assessment and follow up as part the multicentre research project.

Research study on - Assessment of Effectiveness of "The Acrysof IQ Intraocular Lens" in retarding the progression of Age-related Maculopathy looking at retinal changes (Presented in ARVO 2011).

Prospective study on Cataract surgery in Diabetic patients looking at complications and visual outcomes as a Candidate Thesis (2003-2006).

Publications

Articles:

1) Solitary Idiopathic Choroiditis Coexisting with Cuticular Drusen. Casalino G, Gnana Jothi V, Chakravarthy U; Ophthalmology Retina

Volume 2, Issue 2, February 2018, Page 167 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oret.2017.09.001

2) Biotinidase Deficiency, Bilateral Optic Atrophy, and a Visual Field Defect. Chamney S; Jothi VG; McLoone E; Neuroophthalmology. 2013 Nov 19;37(6):251-253. doi:10.3109/01658107.2013.824004. eCollection 2013.

3) Retinal detachment repair and cataract surgery in patients with atopic dermatiti...

Retinal detachment repair and cataract surgery in patients with atopic dermatitis.

Eye (Lond). 2017 Sep;31(9):1296-1301. doi: 10.1038/eye.2017.151. Epub 2017 Aug 11.

Book Chapters:

Head, Neck and Dental Emergencies 2nd Edition 2018 of Oxford Medical Publications https://books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=0191088757; Chapter 10:The Eye and Eyelids.

Abstracts published for posters and oral presentations:

1)Jothi V, Chamney S, McCloone E ; Juvenile Open angle glaucoma (JOAG) in Biotinidase deficiency. UK Pediatric Glaucoma Society (2012).

2) Alexander S, Silvestri G, Jothi V, Mahon G, Silvestri V, and Williams MA: Honeycomb retinal pigmented epithelium on optical coherence tomography in LCHAD deficiency. ARVO (2012).

3) Jothi VG, Silvestri G. Assessment of Effectiveness of "The Acrysof IQ Intraocular Lens" In Retarding The Progression Of Age-related Maculopathy. ARVO (2011).

4) Jothi VG, Silvestri G. Review of patients following YAG Capsulotomy for Posterior Capsular Opacification. RCO (2011).

5) Jothi VG, Kamala rajah S. Retro bulbar Hemorrhage as a complication of transcutaneous ablation of 5th Nerve. RCO (2009).

6) Jothi VG, Brennan R, Mulholland D. Sjogren’s Reticular Dystrophy - A case series. Irish Ophthalmic Society Meet (2009).

7) Jothi VG. Sympathetic Ophthalmia – as a post neurosurgical complication at 53rd Annual Conference of Tamilnadu Ophthalmic Association, India (2005).

8) Jothi VG. Ectopic Lacrimal tissue in a neonate – An unusual presentation at 53rd Annual Conference of Tamilnadu Ophthalmic Association, India (2005).

9) Jothi VG. Inferior subluxation of lens in Marfan`s syndrome – A rare presentation at 53rd Annual Conference of Tamilnadu Ophthalmic Association India (2005) 


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Miss Jothi works as a substantive Consultant Eye Surgeon at the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust with a specialist interest in vitreo-retinal surgery and medical retina. Her NHS practice includes general and specialist clinics at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast and South Tyrone Hospital, Dungannon and at Banbridge Polyclinic. 

Miss Jothi sees patients with both general and specialist eye conditions in all age-groups including for Cataract surgery, Laser procedures, Retinal diseases,Glaucoma, Lid diseases, Macular degeneration and eye emergencies. 

Miss Jothi sees private patients at Kingsbridge Private Hospital, Belfast, Cathedral Eye Clinic, Belfast, Hillsborough Private Clinic and North West Independent Hospital, Ballykelly. 

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What is an ophthalmologist?

When you or a loved one has problems with their eyes, the first reaction is often to visit an eye doctor. But the term eye doctor is a bit broad and somewhat confusing – there are three types of specialists, all with varying degrees of medical education and expertise, who fit the term of an eye doctor.

Opticians are primarily concerned with glasses, lenses, contacts, and the like. They don’t perform any diagnostic or treatment services on patients. The most common use for the term “eye doctor” usually refers to an optometrist, who holds a DO (Doctor of Optometry) degree. These are the professionals who usually conduct eye exams, write prescriptions for glasses or contacts. They also can identify and in some cases prescribe medications for some types of eye problems and diseases. The most skilled and well-trained “eye doctors” are in fact ophthalmologists. These experts are fully-trained doctors with a speciality in the diseases and disorders of the eye. They can do everything an optometrist can, and in addition, can practice medicine and perform surgery or other procedures.

When to see an ophthalmologist?

When an optometrist detects a potential eye problem, or someone has suffered an eye injury or has a known eye problem (above and beyond needing glasses or contacts), finding a top ophthalmologist is usually the recommended course of action. The best ophthalmologists can easily be found using Doctify. These experts have upwards of 4 years of speciality eye and vision-related training, beyond their four years of general medical training. They can help identify abnormalities and vision problems, address traumas or surgical situations with eyes and eyelids, treat and manage the progression of glaucoma, cataracts, or similar diseases, and provide all the kinds of vision services that an optometrist can, including regular eye exams. If you or a loved one has a serious eye concern or wants the added comfort of a true expert doing your annual exam, the services of an ophthalmologist are exactly what the doctor ordered!

How to find an ophthalmologist?

You can search for an ophthalmologist on Doctify by using the filters to find a specialist that is most suitable for you. With reviews from real patients, you can use feedback on Doctify to find highly-rated ophthalmologists in your area with quality and reliable reviews to make an informed decision.

How to choose an ophthalmologist?

Doctify invites users to provide honest feedback about their experience which allows other users to make an informed decision. You can use the filters to sort by your preferred requirements whether that be urgency for the next available appointment or the closest to where you live. You can also sort by the rating to find those most recommended by other Doctify patients.

How much is a private ophthalmologist appointment?

The cost of a private ophthalmologist appointment can range in price depending on the purpose of your appointment and where your doctor is based. Prices also vary from specialist to specialist, so the best way is to confirm with your doctor directly. Prices may also be available to view on the specialist’s or clinic’s website. 

Who is the best ophthalmologist?

You can use Doctify to find a suitable ophthalmologist who is recommended by other patients. Using reviews from real users, ratings of their experience are available for you to read. When patients book with Doctify they are invited to leave a review to share their experience and help other users make an informed decision.

How to get an appointment with an ophthalmologist?

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What does an ophthalmologist do?

Ophthalmologists are specialised eye doctors or eye surgeons. They diagnose and manage conditions related to the eye, eye area and vision. Common treatments include cataract surgery, laser surgery, managing conditions such as glaucoma and loss of vision as well as repair to eyes damaged by injury.

What is the difference between optometrist and ophthalmologist?

Optometrists are trained eye care professionals that fit contacts and glasses after diagnosing sight-related problems. Optometrists can also screen for some eye problems such as glaucoma but will refer you to an ophthalmologist for treatment. Ophthalmologists are eye surgeons that treat and manage a variety of conditions. Ophthalmologists are experts in medical treatment, surgery and microsurgery of eyes. 

What happens at an ophthalmologist appointment?

An appointment with your ophthalmologist will involve several stages throughout the process. They will often start with a history of your symptoms and condition if known, as well as any corrective treatments you’ve currently completed. They will then complete a series of tests to check your sight and the physical health of your eyes before making recommendations on how to progress.

What conditions does an ophthalmologist treat?

What procedures can you find at an ophthalmology clinic? 

  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • Eye Test
  • Epiretinal Membrane
  • Complex Cataract Surgery
  • Profilo Plastica
  • Paediatric Ophthalmology
  • Urgent Eye Care
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Minor Eyelid Procedures
  • New Eye Exam
  • Routine Eye Exam
  • Complex Contact Lens Assessment
  • Retinal Imaging
  • OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography)
  • Colorimeter
  • Humphreys Visual Field
  • Orthoptics
  • Muscle Balance
  • Paediatric Optometry
  • Independent Prescriber
  • Low Vision Assessment
  • Myopia Control
  • Specialist Contact Lenses
  • Orthokeratology
  • Overnight Lens Wear
  • Scleral Contact Lenses
  • Prisms
  • Meibography
  • IPL (Intense Pulse Light)
  • Glasses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sports Eyewear
  • Glasses Repair
  • Video Consultation