Mr Ankur Barua

Mr Ankur Barua

MBChB FRCOphth MA BSc(Hons) PGDip

Ophthalmology

17 years of experience
8 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

4.95

Top feedback

“Excellent experience from start to finish. Thank you!“
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Subspecialties

  • Refractive Surgery / Surgical Solutions
  • Vision Correction Surgery
  • Cataract
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6122483
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    Practices worked at

    Midland Eye

    50 Lode Lane, Solihull, United Kingdom, B91 2AW
    74 reviews

    About

    Mr Ankur Barua is a Consultant Ophthalmologist specialising in cataract surgery, dry eye, keratoconus, corneal transplant and refractive eye surgery. He practices privately at the Midland Eye Clinic.

    In 2019, an opportunity arose to move to the regional centre as a substantive corneal consultant in Birmingham Midland Eye Centre, where he is now. Since moving to the new post, he is the first corneal consultant in the region to offer DMEK surgery (a form of corneal transplant) and has run a national training course for this. He has examined in the BMEC Oculus Course, has helped initiate MDT clinics for complex cases, and is the Designated Individual for the Human Tissue Authority Licence at BMEC.

    Mr Barua qualified from Manchester Medical School, undertook a double honours ophthalmology clerkship in Harvard Medical School and Foundation Training in South Manchester, pursuing his interest in ophthalmology with a 7-year specialist training in the North West Deanery. Whilst training, he completed his MA in Law (Medical Law and Ethics). His interest in the anterior segment led to two periods of sub-specialist training in both Cornea and Glaucoma. After completion of CCT, he completed an advanced fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the Corneoplastics Unit, QVH, East Grinstead. Following a locum cornea-glaucoma consultant post at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, he moved to the Midlands to take over the corneal service as the substantive lead in Coventry. Working across two sites, UHCW and St Cross Rugby, he carried out complex anterior segment surgery including corneal grafting, keratoconus treatment and high-risk cataract surgery.

    Whilst at Coventry, he took on roles of the undergraduate tutor at Warwick Medical School and honorary consultant at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Mr Barua led in developing and introducing the keratoconus pathway and lubricant protocol into Coventry and Warwickshire, which remains since his departure. He was nominated 2 years in a row (2017 and 2018) for the Compassion in Care segment of the Outstanding Service and Care Awards at UHCW. He was also nominated Trainer of the Year 2017 within the Deanery.

    Mr Barua has multiple peer-reviewed publications, authored a book chapter on paediatric keratoconus, run an instructional course at ESCRS and is heavily involved in teaching for medical students, ophthalmology trainees, and optometrists. This includes running wet labs along with regional teaching sessions. He has taken part in well-received symposia and education seminars and is chairing several sessions at the 2020 RCOphth Congress.

    He has numerous posters and talks for both international and national meetings and has won prizes. His passion for ophthalmology is reflected in his dedication to patient care, and he has been involved in charity work in developing countries.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Cataract Surgery
    • Complex Cataract Surgery
    • Corneal Transplantation
    • Eye Test
    • Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)
    • IPL (Intense Pulse Light)
    • Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK/PRK/LASEK)
    • Multifocal Intraocular Lens
    • Urgent Eye Care
    • Astigmatism
    • Blepharitis
    • Cataracts
    • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
    • Corneal Disease
    • Corneal Ectasia
    • Demodex
    • Dry Eyes
    • Eye Infection
    • Keratoconus
    • MGD (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction)

    Procedures

    • Cataract Surgery
    • Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)
    • Complex Cataract Surgery
    • Corneal Transplantation
    • IPL (Intense Pulse Light)
    • Urgent Eye Care
    • Eye Test
    • Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK/PRK/LASEK)
    • Multifocal Intraocular Lens
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Astigmatism
    • Dry Eyes
    • Corneal Disease
    • Keratoconus
    • Blepharitis
    • Cataracts
    • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
    • Corneal Ectasia
    • Demodex
    • Eye Infection
    • Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)
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    Education

    Primary Medical Qualification:

    MB ChB 2005 University of Manchester

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    Reviews

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    4.95
    Cataract Surgery
    12/20
    Astigmatism
    6/20
    Dry Eyes
    5/20
    Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)
    3/20
    Complex Cataract Surgery
    2/20
    Refractive Surgery / Surgical Solutions
    2/20
    Vision Correction Surgery
    2/20
    Corneal Disease
    1/20
    Corneal Transplantation
    1/20
    IPL (Intense Pulse Light)
    1/20
    Keratoconus
    1/20
    Urgent Eye Care
    1/20
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Excellent experience from start to finish. Thank you!
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    As well as being clearly highly expert in his field, Mr Barua has an uncanny ability to make you feel as though you are his only patient while you are with him
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I would like to thank mr barua I was very nervous about my sight as only having 1 functioning eye I had a lot of worries. I was out at ease with the way I was treated everything was explained and all my questions were answered. No question was missed
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Always happy seeing Mr Barua at the Midland Eye Clinic. I feel that everything possible is done that can be done to keep my eyes healthy. Thank you 😊
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Barua was very pleasant, he gave excellent advice regarding lens options. He gave me what I wanted, which was to be able to go about my daily life without having to wear glasses (except for reading). He was very professional, procedures went well, astigmatism resolved. I am very pleased with outcome.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
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    Mr Barua listened to my needs and advised me perfectly, was very kind and reassuring
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Ankur Barua explained in detail all of the procedures that I would be having in a clear and concise manner and showed a genuine interest in the activities that I undertake which require good vision. I was most grateful that my sight, following cataract surgery and the correction of some astigmatism, returned to normal following the procedures and treatments I had. I think Mr A Barua is a most kind, caring and professional consultant and I was most grateful for the care I received.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Excellent Customer Service, Knows exactly what he is doing. Very approachable and explains procedures very well and accurately. Cannot thank enough
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr. Barua my consultant since 2016/2017... What can i say... He is a Excellent consultant, Passionate & Caring very knowledgeable in his work of practice, Excellent in listening & delivering advice to me over the years good & bad, he has performed most of my eye surgeries and the recovery has been outstanding with his after care of follow up Appointments & advice, He goes that extra mile to make sure your comfortable with the information given and that you fully understand before you leave his clinic or surgery.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
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    I am so pleased that I looked at an alternative provider to one of your competitors. They did not offer the 1:1 consultation post eye examination to see if you are eligible for the clear lens replacement. having the 1:1 with Mr Barua is so important, it really put my mind at ease. Afterall, we only have 1 pair of eyes and it is imperative that I have someone who exudes confidence, experience and clarity to explain the step by step procedures. He offered me alternative options to maximise my vision post operation. I can now see better than 20:20 vision and have better than average close vision too. I could not ask for better pre, during and post operative care. Thank you so much. I would always recommend Midland Eye and MR Barua to all of my colleagues, friends and family.
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