Biography

Mr Vishwanath is a Consultant Ophthalmologist specialising in the management of cataracts, squints (adults and children) and neuro-ophthalmic diseases.

Mr Vishwanath qualified as a doctor from Mysore University, India. He started his postgraduate training in Ophthalmology in 1987. During his postgraduate training, he obtained the Diploma in Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery from Bangalore University, India. After further training in the UK, he was admitted as Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Mr Vishwanath undertook subspecialist training during a Fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology at Great Ormond Street Childrens’ Hospital. He trained under Professor David Taylor, author of Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus textbook and Professor Ken Nischal.

He subsequently did a Fellowship in Strabismus and Neuro-ophthalmology at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and Aintree University Hospitals, Liverpool. He trained under Mr Ansons, author of the textbook “Diagnosis and Management of Ocular Motility Disorders” and Mr Ian Marsh.

He is the lead consultant in Strabismus and Neuro Ophthalmology at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and eye specialists from all over the world come to train under him. As an Educational Supervisor and Trainer, he teaches and trains ophthalmic registrars and medical students.

He is an accomplished cataract surgeon with more than 3500 surgeries to date. He is one of the consultants managing complex cataracts at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and one of the few with expertise in extracapsular cataract surgery needed for advanced cataracts. Ophthalmic trainees of Manchester Deanery attend his theatres to learn complex cataract surgery.

He is active in research and he has authored many scientific papers in the field of Strabismus and Ophthalmology. He is a reviewer for the strabismus section of British Journal of Ophthalmology, He is a member of the International Strabismus Association. He is the audit lead for the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and contributes for the clinical governance of the hospital.

 

What his patients say

“My quality of life was seriously affected by the squint. I used to fall many times holding onto something I thought was there. Having the operation was like a miracle. I was very happy with the outcome. I feel like a different person. I would recommend Mr Vishwanath 100% to anyone. He has changed my life.” – L. Smith.

“ I had constant double vision and my eye was inverted… I can comprehend the benefits those eye surgeries brought to my life. It’s because of you I have been given a provisional license so I can attempt to acquire a full driving license.” – K. Simpson

“I was told at my local hospital that the operation could not be performed without causing double vision due to my complicated sight in the eye, however Mr Vishwanath felt that he could operate successfully and this has proven to be a correct clinical judgement”.

 

Expertise

  • Cataract
  • Double Vision
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Squints Surgery

Qualifications

  • FRCS Ed
  • DOMS

Memberships

  • International Strabismus Association
  • Societas Internationalis Pro Diagnostica Ultrasonica in Ophthalmologia
  • British and Irish Neuro-Ophthalmology Club
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