Ms Rachna Murthy

Ms Rachna Murthy

MB BS BSc FRCOphth

Ophthalmology

25 years of experience
12 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

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5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“I underwent bilateral upper lid blephroplasty under Rachna Murthy. I cannot recommend Ms Murthy highly enough -,not only is her surgical expertise outstanding, she is also approachable, personable and (most importantly of all) kind. She explained the cause of my eye problem, how she planned to operate and talked me through each step in a clear and reassuring manner. Both Ms Murthy and her theatre staff were exemplary in their patient care and follow up. I am thrilled with the results and so grateful I was looked after by such a skilled surgeon. “
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Subspecialties

  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Aesthetic Medicine
  • Adult Ocular Oncology
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Swedish
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4193728
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    Practices worked at

    Face Restoration

    25 Harley Street, Marylebone, United Kingdom, W1G 9QW
    17 reviews

    Face Restoration

    Coach House Health Care, Anstey Hall, Maris Lane, Trumpington, United Kingdom, CB2 9LG
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    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    00:00 - 23:59
    Tue
    00:00 - 23:59
    Wed
    00:00 - 23:59
    Thu
    00:00 - 23:59
    Fri
    00:00 - 23:59
    Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
    Sun
    00:00 - 23:59

    About

    Rachna is a Consultant Ophthalmologist, Aesthetic, Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgeon who heads the Cambridge University Hospitals Thyroid Eye Disease Service providing quaternary oculoplastic care for the East of England region. Her service has been internationally recognised and she enjoys faculty status at numerous international meetings.

    Ms Murthy is an experienced surgical trainer not just in the NHS and for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists but also in the private sector where her academic safety work with dermal fillers and technical skills has led to her appointment as faculty of the Allergan Medical Institute. As the lead periocular skin cancer clinician for Ipswich, she has also helped to pioneer innovative surgical approaches resulting in reduced patient attendance and cancer recurrence with improved cosmetic outcomes.

    She is a full member of the British Oculoplastic Surgical Society, the European Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and sits on the board of the Royal Society of Medicine’s Ophthalmology section. Her publications have won international prizes and are widely quoted. Prior to her decade of consultant experience her own post-residency fellowship training was at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Craniofacial Unit at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, both in London as well as the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, in Melbourne, Australia,


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    Facial Aesthetics

    • Neurotoxin injections
    • Filler Injection
    • Face lifts / Mid Face Lifts (Surgical & Non-surgical)
    • Lid Surgery
    • Obagi Medical Treatments
    • Obagi Medical Peels
    • Laser Procedures (CO2)
    • Colman Fat Transfer
    • Facial Vectra 3D imaging

    Eyelids

    • Neurotoxin injections
    • Filler injection
    • Oral Medications
    • Blepharoplasty
    • Anterior approach ptosis
    • Posterior approach ptosis
    • Lower lid blepharoplasty
    • Fat draping
    • Lash excision
    • Lid tightening (Lateral tarsal strip, wedge excision, tendon plication)
    • Mid-face lift
    • Topical treatments (Obagi/Cyspera)

    Skin Cancer

    • Urgent assessments
    • Prevention advice
    • Sunscreens (Obagi)
    • Physical sunblock advice
    • Same-day diagnostic excision & reconstruction
    • Reconstruction with minimal scar
    • Mohs Surgery
    • Frozen section same day Moh’s Surgery alternative
    • Clinical Photography & Follow up
    • Clinical assessment
    • Imaging with MRI, CT or ultrasound
    • Diagnostic biopsy
    • Surgical Excision
    • Flap reconstruction
    • Skin graft reconstruction
    • Scar revision
    • Oral therapies for skin cancer – prevention and treatment
    • Assessment for genetic skin cancer conditions

    Thyroid Eye Disease & other Orbital diseases

    • Squint Assessment
    • Blood testing
    • Diagnostic Assessment & Monitoring
    • Orbital assessment
    • Medical treatment including immunosuppression
    • Aesthetic Restoration 
    • Surgical & Non-surgical treatment
    • MRI & CT Imaging
    • 3D Vectra Facial Imaging

    Comprehensive Ophthalmology

    • Colour vision testing
    • Visual acuity testing
    • Corneal Assessment
    • Retinal Assessment
    • Assessment of headaches
    • Intraocular pressure measurement
    • Visual Field Testing
    • Cataract Assessment
    • Diagnostic Imaging – MRI, CT, Ultrasound
    • Retinal OCT imaging

    Watery Eyes & Blepharitis

    • Lubrication
    • Punctoplasty
    • Punctal Occlusion
    • Punctocanaliculoplasty
    • Canalicular Stent Placement
    • External DCR
    • Endonasal DCR
    • Lacrimal sac biopsy
    • Lacrimal gland neurotoxin
    • Lacrimal gland biopsy
    • Medical therapies

    Complications & Corrections Management

    • CO2 Laser
    • Neurotoxin
    • Filler
    • Colman Fat Transfer 
    • Medical treatment 
    • Topical treatments (Obagi/Cyspera)

    Facial Aesthetics

    • Wrinkles
    • Hollowing of face/temples
    • Facial fat loss
    • Double chin
    • Lip Augmentation
    • Skin quality
    • Skin pigmentation
    • Face Sagginess/ Face drop 
    • Droopy lids / tired eyes
    • Droopy brows and foreheads
    • Lumps on or near the eye
    • Liquid Rhinoplasty / Non-surgical nose job
    • Tear trough/Dark Circles

    Eyelids

    • Dark circles/tear trough 
    • Ptosis (droopy upper lid)
    • Brow ptosis (droopy eyebrow)
    • Dermatochalasis (upper lid bags)
    • Festoons (lower lid bags)
    • Ectropion (out-turning floppy lids)
    • Entropion (in-turning floppy lid)
    • Trichiasis/Distichiasis (misdirected lashes)
    • Lid, socket and eye pain and inflammation
    • Lumps & Bumps
    • Blepharospasm (twitchy eye lids)
    • Hyperpigmentation
    • Cancer

    Skin Cancer

    • Skin cancer
    • Lumps & Bumps & skin tags
    • Lash loss
    • Scarring around eye lids
    • Swellings around eye
    • Moles
    • Chalazion/ Stye
    • Orbital Swellings

    Thyroid Eye Disease & other Orbital diseases

    • Double vision
    • Swelling behind eye
    • Bulgey Eyes
    • Headache
    • Red eyes
    • Sore eyes

    Comprehensive Ophthalmology

    • Red Eyes
    • Eye pain
    • Chemical Burns
    • Eye emergencies
    • Loss of vision
    • Trauma to the eye
    • Anisocoria (Different sized pupil)
    • Glaucoma (pressure in eye)
    • Blurred vision
    • Double vision
    • Flashing Lights
    • Floaters
    • Shadows in the visual field
    • Growths or changes to the appearance of the eye
    • Colour vision problems

    Watery Eyes & Blepharitis

    • Wet/Watery Eye
    • Allergic eye disease
    • Dry Eye & Blepharitis
    • Contact lens overuse
    • Loose lids causing tear spillage
    • Swelling around medial canthal tendon
    • Pus from the inner corner of the eye

    Complications & Corrections Management

    • Scarring treatment
    • Filler nodules treatment
    • Filler blindness treatment
    • Filler overfill management
    • Filler infection management
    • Neurotoxin complications
    • Recognising Body Dysmorphic Disorder and arranging help
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    Procedures

    • Injectable Treatments
    • Blepharoplasty (Eye Lid Surgery)
    • Beauty Treatments
    • Blocked Tear Duct (NLDO) Surgery
    • Eye Test
    • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
    • Filler Injections
    • Independent Prescriber
    • Laser Skin Rejuvenation
    • Lip Enhancement
    • Low Vision Assessment
    • Meibography
    • Minor Eyelid Procedures
    • Natural Face Rejuvenation
    • New Eye Exam
    • Non-Surgical Anti-Ageing Treatments
    • Orbital Surgeries
    • Ptosis Repair
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Dry Eyes
    • Amblyopia
    • Blepharitis
    • Blephex
    • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
    • Demodex
    • Double Vision
    • Eye Infection
    • Eye Problems
    • Eye Tumours
    • Glaucoma
    • Uveitis
    • Visual Stress
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    Education


    Education 

    Sep 89 – Jul 95: Medical Bachelor, Bachelor of Surgery - St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, London 

    Memberships 

    • Royal College of Ophthalmologists  
    • Royal Society of Medicine  
    • British Oculoplastic Surgery Society
    • European Society of Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgeons 
    • International Thyroid Eye Disease Society 
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
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    Explanation
    Oculoplastic Surgery
    7/16
    Injectable Treatments
    2/16
    Aesthetic Medicine
    1/16
    Blepharoplasty (Eye Lid Surgery)
    1/16
    Dry Eyes
    1/16
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I underwent bilateral upper lid blephroplasty under Rachna Murthy. I cannot recommend Ms Murthy highly enough -,not only is her surgical expertise outstanding, she is also approachable, personable and (most importantly of all) kind. She explained the cause of my eye problem, how she planned to operate and talked me through each step in a clear and reassuring manner. Both Ms Murthy and her theatre staff were exemplary in their patient care and follow up. I am thrilled with the results and so grateful I was looked after by such a skilled surgeon.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Before I came here, I had my undereye fillers done by a different company who have ended up making my face even worse. My undereyes looked horrendous and it was truly a very aggravating experience. I took my chances and came here, which I had later found that I had most definitely made the right decision. The results showed! I had my treatment done by Dr Rachna Murthy, who was one of the loveliest people I had ever met. She really cared for me and my situation and that was very important to me. She completely fixed my problem and it honestly couldn't have gone better. She took care and made sure I was comfortable throughout the whole procedure. Dr Rachna Murthy is a very sweet, kind and caring woman, definitely takes pride and care for her work as well as her patients. I am so overjoyed that I came here and was treated by such a wonderful and professional person.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Extremely knowledgeable and helpful. A friendly professional who uses tact and experience to explain the best course of action. I appreciate the treatment I’ve been given, Ms Murthy is fabulous.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    I feel heard and welcomed and appreciate being given time to discuss my skin care so that I can make informed decisions. I feel confident with Rachna's knowledge and skill and have always been delighted with both treatment and result.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Ms Murthy was extremely professional with an excellent calm and gentle attitude. For someone who had never had any sort of operation before, the Ptosis repair which she undertook for me was an infinitely better experience than I was expecting
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I cannot praise enough the expertise of Ms Murthy. A first rate surgical experience. Ms Murthy has an excellent professional manner explaining step by step as she went along. She put my mind at ease right from the word go. Good recovery....thank you
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    Because of the coronavirus difficulties we spoke on the phone about my concerns. It is quite a skill to be able to reassure someone over the phone but I went into the experience already feeling much better about the procedure. Ms Murthy could not have made me more comfortable and safe during the operation and at our follow up appointment in clinic. I am very grateful for the outcome, for her skill and kindness.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    I can't say enough good things about Miss Murphy. I was incredibly nervous about going for my initial consultation. I'd thought about it over several months. Not only was she extremely professional and very informative, she was also very friendly and kind. I am 100% happy with my results and feel so confident now. I would highly recommend her.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Very good
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Having had Ms Murthy for the last 4 years as my consultant her professional care is second to none and her attention to detail and the lovely ability to make feel relaxed and of cause the lovely smiley face as you walk in to her consultation room I will miss. I wish Ms Murthy all the very best in the future. Godbless you
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