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Dr. Vasuki Gnana Jothi

MBBS, MSOphth, MRCOphth, FRCOphth

Ophthalmology

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22 years of experience
15 years as a specialist

About

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

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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) 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

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. 

Subspecialties

  • Cataract
  • Emergency Ophthalmology
  • Retina
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Tamil
  • Punjabi
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Registered with

  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists: 6814
  • European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ESCRS): 608838
  • British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS): 252888
  • General Medical Council: 6083525
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    Practices worked at

    Kingsbridge Private Hospital Belfast

    801-815 Lisburn Road, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT9 7GX
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    Kingsbridge North West

    Church Hill house, Main Street,, Ballykelly, United Kingdom, BT49 9HS
    143 reviews

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