Mr Palpandian Viswanathan

Ophthalmologist in Shrewsbury


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Professional statement

Mr Palpandian Viswanathan is a highly skilled consultant ophthalmologist based in Shrewsbury and Telford. He specialises in cataract surgery, retinal detachment surgery and YAG laser capsulotomy, as well as the management of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion. He privately practices at Darwin Eye Consultants at Nuffield Health Shrewsbury Hospital, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital.

With a Master's degree in ophthalmic surgery from India and extensive training in London, Belfast, and Nottingham, Mr Viswanathan brings a wealth of experience to his practice.

He has been a consultant ophthalmologist at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust (SaTH) since 2017. Mr Viswanathan focuses on complex cataract surgery, including toric and multifocal lenses and retinal surgery. He is renowned for his expertise in high-volume cataract surgery and has acquired vast experience in general ophthalmology.

Mr Viswanathan is deeply committed to education and training, serving as an educational and clinical supervisor for trainees at SaTH. He is actively involved in the surgical training of junior eye doctors and plays a pivotal role in running a retinal surgery fellowship program. Furthermore, he serves as an examiner for ophthalmology fellowship examinations.

With a dedication to excellence, Mr Viswanathan continuously reviews his results and audits his outcomes to ensure the highest quality of care for his patients. He is a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the Midland Ophthalmological Society and the British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons alongside the European Society of Retinal Specialists, the British Medical Association and the Medical Protection Society. He also regularly presents his work both nationally and internationally.

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