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I am the founder of The Eye Clinic in Mauritius and a consultant ophthalmologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals in the United Kingdom. My professional time is divided between these two locations where my expertise in diseases of the retina and vitreous is put to the benefit of patients. I also offer consultations in all clinical aspects of ophthalmology and take a very special interest in diabetic eye disease.
The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam State Scholarship took me to Edinburgh University's medical school, from where I graduated in 2003 with Honours. After career-shaping house jobs at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and the Institute of Neurological Sciences in Glasgow, I embarked on my training in ophthalmology. I was awarded The Harcourt Medal in 2007 after Membership examinations and admitted as Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 2012. A vitreoretinal fellowship at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital marked the completion of my training.
In Mauritius, I have established a fully-fledged vitreoretinal service at the former Apollo Bramwell Hospital, now known as Wellkin Hospital. My patients from Mauritius and neighbouring regions enjoy the highest standards of surgical ophthalmic care afforded by state-of-the-art technology. An innovative surgical platform, a dedicated team, and strong partnerships make it possible to offer no less than the best to discerning patients.
My team and I are committed to promoting a better public understanding of ophthalmology and its wonders. Find us on social media, watch our surgical videos on YouTube and read our newsletters. We want you to have a great outcome and a memorable experience under our care!
Distortion arises from diseases which affect the central portion of the retina, called the macula. With either eye covered, you should verify that straight lines are not bent or twisted. Occasionally, macular disease can also cause objects to appear of a different size with the affected eye. In the ageing eye, the onset of distortion is not infrequently due to wet macular degeneration or macular hole. Both are treatable.
Your ability to see fine detail depends on the various components of your eye being in good working order. A deterioration in your ability to discern detail can be caused by a number of changes, some of which are harmless and others potentially serious. Cloudiness of the lens (cataract formation) is the most common cause of blurriness in the ageing eye.
Your field of vision describes how much of your surroundings you can see without having to "look around". Sudden or gradual loss of part or all of one's field of vision is invariably serious and demands prompt attention. By covering one eye at a time, you should be able to establish which eye is affected.
Whilst longstanding floaters are usually not a cause for concern, new floaters accompanied by flashes of light should prompt an examination of the back of the eye. This is because the onset of flashes and new floaters can be associated with a tear in the retina. Retinal tears predispose to retinal detachment, a blinding disease.
The following information booklets are provided courtesy of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Royal National Institute of Blind People.
My publications in peer-reviewed journals cover research, innovation and education. I have authored over 40 papers, a selection of which are listed here. The full list is indexed in the National Library of Medicine.