Consultant Eye Surgeon in Cornwall with expertise in micro-incision phacoemulsification cataract surgery with use of standard as well as premium intraocular lens implants, treatment of retinal diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion.
Mr Ashish Patwardhan MS, FRCOphth, FRCSEd
Consultant Eye Surgeon
Mr Patwardhan has performed over 7000 routine as well as complex cataract surgeries over 20 years. He performs cataract operations with the aim of providing clear eyesight with minimum or no use of spectacles. In order to achieve this, he uses different types of intraocular lenses (IOL) such as monofocal IOL, multifocal IOL, toric IOL, Extended Depth of Focus IOL (EDOF IOL) and Multifocal-Toric IOL.
He uses his expertise to help patients choose the appropriate intraocular lens implant that would suit their lifestyle. He also offers lens exchange procedure for over-50s to enable spectacle-free vision.
Mr Patwardhan is an expert in the management and treatment of macular diseases such as wet macular degeneration and macular oedema. It is vital that the treatment for wet macular degeneration is initiated urgently to avoid significant sight loss. Mr Patwardhan offers one-stop outpatient service so that patients are assessed, diagnostic tests are performed, and treatment started on the same day.
He performs intravitreal injection therapies using anti-VEGF agents such as Beovu, Eylea, Lucentis, and Avastin and steroid implants such as Ozurdex and Iluvienin the outpatient setting.
Mr Patwardhan obtained Master of Surgery (MS) in Ophthalmology from the M S University of Baroda, India in 1996. He underwent further training in West Midlands before completing his fellowship in retinal diseases and ocular inflammatory disorders at the University Hospital, Bristol in 2009. He is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust and the private Duchy Hospital in Truro.
Mr Patwardhan has keen interest in research. He has published several papers in international journals and given presentations at international meetings. He has been a Principal Investigator on several global research trials. He was in the past, Specialty Group Lead for Peninsula Clinical Research Network for 3 years. He is a regular guest ophthalmologist on BBC radio Cornwall.
Mr Patwardhan has excellent leadership and management experience. He helped set up a specialist Cornea unit and Eye Bank in India in 2002-2003. During this time, he also performed corneal transplantation procedures. He has led many surgical eye camps performing cataract surgery in rural India. He is currently the Clinical Director for ophthalmology and the Clinical Lead for retina service and diabetic retinal screening service at the Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.