Mr Raghavan Sampath

Mr Raghavan Sampath - Consultant - The Stoneygate Eye Hospital

Royal College Ophthalmologists Certified Consultant Ophthalmologist

Mr. Raghavan Sampath is a Consultant Lid, Lacrimal and Orbit Surgeon and Hon Associate Professor at University Hospitals of Leicester, U.K. since 2000.

Examiner of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and a reviewer of the Eye Journal (the official journal of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists).

GMC number: 3526819

Medical qualification: MB BS, FRCS (Ed), FRCSOphth (Lon) DO

Royal College Ophthalmologists Certified Consultant Ophthalmologist

Mr. Sampath is one of the few surgeons in the country who performs around a thousand specialist surgical procedures a year on the eyelid, lacrimal and orbit and surrounding structures.

The conditions Mr. Sampath treats include: cataract, eye lid position abnormalities like entropion, ectropion, ptosis, cosmetic eyelid/brow, upper face surgery, facial palsy orbital conditions like thyroid eye disease, tumours, and watering eyes socket reconstructions.

He runs a busy tertiary referral centre at the teaching hospital. His unit has won various awards at national/international meetings. He has presented/conducted invited courses/symposia including live surgical demonstrations at various international meetings including Europe/America/Middle east/ Pakistan/India. His unit has more than 50 publications/book chapters (peer reviewed) to its credit. His unit is one of the few in the UK to have a fully funded Royal College recognised lid/lacrimal/orbit fellowship. He completed his ophthalmic training at Manchester and Southeast Thames rotation including Kings College Hospital. He did his lid, lacrimal and orbit fellowships at Manchester and Moorfields under the guidance of many including Richard Collin and Geoff Rose 

In addition to his university hospital commitment he also has a busy private practice in the field in England. He also has set up a Lid, Lacrimal and Orbit centre at Rajan Eye Care Hospital, Chennai, India to which he visits every 6 months spending atleast a week to operate on patients and conduct teaching and training.  This Charity work in Chennai involves surgery and teaching. His recent innovations include the Leicester Chopper for cataract surgery (2009 – available through Altomed) no financial interest, Leicester VF testing for upper lid pathology(2010 with JB) – now incorporated in the Zeiss Humphreys VF software , Leicester Suture technique for lower lid tarsal ectropion (2010), Leicester Lasoo technique for lateral canthus fixation (2012) 

He is one of the few UK ophthalmologists to open a group practice private ambulatory centre (The Stoneygate Eye Hospital 2011). He has trained more than 30 ophthalmologists/oculoplastic surgeons so far who have all become consultant ophthalmic surgeons in the UK including at teaching hospitals.

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Consultation Fees

For self-pay patients:
The cost of a consultation will not exceed £200, whilst any additional follow-up appointments not already included within the price of surgery will not exceed £100.

For privately-insured patients:
The following costs are billed to your insurance company. The cost of a consultation will not exceed £200, whilst any additional follow-up appointments not already included within the price of surgery will not exceed £100. For any follow up appointments arranged outside of your insurance cover, these are billed at the standard self-pay patient rate.

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