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).
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.
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
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
Glaucoma (medical, surgical and laser – iridotomy and laser trabeculoplasty)
General & Emergency Ophthalmology
Areas of interest
— Ocular surface disease and glaucoma
— Neovascular glaucoma
— Optimising the outcome of glaucoma surgery
— 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
Staff Recognition Award
Category: improvement and innovation - Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Clinical Audit improvements Award
University Hospitals of Leicester
Alcon 2014 Glaucoma Case Study Award Winner
Best Poster Award
Midlands Ophthalmological Society meeting
Best Poster Award
International Congress on Glaucoma Surgery
Award from the Duke of Edinburgh
in recognition for organizing and participating in a charitable medical camp performed in India (2004).
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