About Rajen

Rajen is the Glaucoma service Lead and has been a Consultant Ophthalmologist with a specialist interest in cataracts, glaucoma and general ophthalmology since 2017 at the Oxford Eye Hospital (John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford).

About Rajen

Prior to his consultant appointment, Rajen was a fellow in the field of glaucoma at Moorfields eye Hospital, London, where he gained extensive experience in the medical, laser and surgical management of glaucoma. Rajen is experienced in performing both traditional glaucoma surgery (trabeculectomy and aqueous shunt implantation) as well as the newer minimal invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) procedures such as the I-stent implant, hydrus implant, Xen implant and KDB glaucoma procedure. Furthermore, Rajen has performed several thousand cataract operation including complex cataract surgery (such as in patients with angle closure, pseudoexfoliation, previous glaucoma surgery) and for those patients requiring additional goniosynechiolysis (physically unblocking of the drainage angle by moving the iris away).

His main areas of research interest are angle closure, neovascular glaucoma and optimizing outcomes of glaucoma surgery.

Current Position

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Cataracts, Glaucoma, & general ophthalmology – Oxford Eye Hospital, Oxford, UK.

Training and Experience

Consultant Ophthalmologist – University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester.

Glaucoma fellow – Moorfields Eye Hospital, London

Ophthalmologist in training, West Midlands

General medical training, Hammersmith Medical rotation, London

Qualifications

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCP) – 2011

Member of Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) – London – 2004

Medical degree – MBBS – awarded with distinction – St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London school of medicine, University Of London – 2000

BSc in Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry – 1st class Honours – University of London – 1997

Clinical Practice

Cataract

Glaucoma (medical, surgical and laser – iridotomy and laser trabeculoplasty)

Dry Eyes

General & Emergency Ophthalmology

Research

Areas of interest

Ocular surface disease and glaucoma

Neovascular glaucoma

Optimising the outcome of glaucoma surgery

Publications

17 Peer reviewed publications

2 Book chapters

12 poster presentations are national/international meetings

Awards and Achievements

2019 & 2020

Trainer of the month Award

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

2019

Staff Recognition Award

Category: improvement and innovation - Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

2019

Clinical Audit improvements Award

University Hospitals of Leicester

2014

Alcon 2014 Glaucoma Case Study Award Winner

2012

Best Poster Award

Midlands Ophthalmological Society meeting

2012

Best Poster Award

International Congress on Glaucoma Surgery

2004

Award from the Duke of Edinburgh

in recognition for organizing and participating in a charitable medical camp performed in India (2004).

Teaching

Actively involved in teaching medical students, optometrists, junior doctors and clinical glaucoma fellows

Supervision and training of optometrist undertaking higher qualifications

Nurse training and supervision for advanced practitioner roles

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