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Mr Vijay Savant

Mr Savant has published and presented work in national and international journals and meetings. He is a reviewer for several international peer-reviewed journals including:

  • British Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Eye
  • Contact Lens and Eye

Mr Savant is also a member of the following associations:

  • British Medical Association
  • UK Cataract and Refractive Surgery Society
  • European Cataract and Refractive Surgery Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

GMC number: 5186341

Year of qualification: 1988

Medical qualifications: MBBS, DOMS, MS, FRCS (Ed), MRCOphth

Services that Mr Vijay Savant Provides:

  • Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Toric Implants – for astigmatic correction
  • Multifocal IOL
  • Laser Refractive Surgery
  • Femtosecond LASIK, LASEK, EPI- LASEK
  • Presbyopia treatment
  • Clear lens Extraction with Multifocal Intraocular Lens Implant
  • Corneal transplants
  • Penetrating, lamellar and endothelial keratoplasty
  • Collagen Cross Linkage
  • Allergic Eye Disease
  • Infective Keratitis – herpetic and acanthamoeba
  • Teaching and training

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Lead Clinician for Emergency Eye Services, University Hospitals of Leicester, UK

Mr Savant completed his specialist training at Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre. He also completed a junior fellowship in uveitis and inflammatory disorders at the University of Birmingham and a corneal fellowship in Birmingham and Leicester.

Mr Savant has vast experience in general ophthalmology and cataract surgery. He has been a Corneal Consultant for last three years and is currently Lead Clinician for Emergency Eye Services at University Hospitals of Leicester.

Mr Savant 's research includes:

  • Acanthamoeba keratitis – diagnosis and drug sensitivity, research with University of Leicester
  • Recurrent adenoviral keratitis – role of topical cyclosporin
  • Corneal vascularisation – role of subconjunctival bevacizumab

Mr Savant also speaks the following languages: English, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi and Marathi