Dr Uday Bhatt Ophthalmologist


Dr Uday Bhatt


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Dr Uday Bhatt is a highly experienced cataract and corneal ophthalmologist. He specialises in cataract surgery and can offer his patients the latest technological advances in this field, including laser cataract surgery and intraocular lenses. Dr Bhatt treats refractive errors and is an experienced laser eye surgeon (LASIK and ASLA). With his expertise in lens technology, he performs refractive lens exchange and lens implants to correct refractive errors. Dr Bhatt is also a corneal specialist and treats the full range of corneal conditions, including keratoconus, pterygium and recurrent corneal erosions. His areas of special interest include collagen cross-linking for keratoconus and the latest techniques in corneal transplantation and grafting. In addition to his specialty areas, Dr Bhatt treats glaucoma and performs eyelid surgery.

In Focus

Dr Uday Bhatt awarded at the 41st European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Congress 2023

Vision Eye Institute’s Dr Uday Bhatt achieved outstanding success at the 41st European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Congress (ESCRS) 2023. Dr Bhatt delivered 4 presentations to the ESCRS community on challenging cataract cases and various intraocular lens implants – all of which were well-received. Not only was Dr Bhatt a key presenter at the conference, his latest research was also awarded the winning poster for the cataract category.

Dr Bhatt’s poster entitled ‘Rotation of toric intraocular lens for reducing residual astigmatism following cataract surgery: Efficacy analysis of an online calculator’ highlighted the benefits of using toric intraocular lens online calculations to improve vision outcomes. As a highly experienced ophthalmic surgeon and researcher, Dr Bhatt continues to be a leader in cataract surgery both nationally and globally.

Congratulations on this achievement, Dr Bhatt!

Career highlights

Career firsts

  • Implanted the first trifocal intraocular lens in the UK as part of a research trial


  • Examiner for undergraduate ophthalmology examinations, University of Leicester, UK
  • Regularly involved in teaching and mentoring medical students

Other professional achievements

  • Wrote two chapters titled “Follicular Conjunctivitis” and “Ocular Manifestations of Gastrointestinal Disease” for the highly-acclaimed reference textbook Duane’s Ophthalmology
  • Primary investigator in various FDA trials

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO)
  • Australian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (AUSCRS)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCSEd)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists of London (FRCO)

Community involvement & charitable work

Dr Bhatt has been involved in efforts to eradicate preventable blindness in remote parts of India and Bangladesh.


  • RANZCO Audit Award for audit on pterygium treatment, RANZCO Congress (2017)
  • Ian Collins Rayner UKISCRS Fellowship Award fund for carrying out modern cataract surgery related research (2012)
  • Alcon Leicester Research Prize for best paper/case report (2007 and 2008)

Education & training

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS), University of Calcutta, India
  • Diploma in Tropical Health and Medicine (DTMH), University of Calcutta, India
  • Diploma in Ophthalmology (DO), University of Calcutta, India
  • Master of Science in Evidence-Based Healthcare (MScEBP), Teesside University, UK
  • Ophthalmology training, University of Leicester, UK
  • Fellowship in cornea and external eye diseases, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Additional languages spoken

  • Hindi
  • Gujarati
  • Bengali

Research & publications

Dr Bhatt’s primary research interest is in trifocal intraocular lens technology. Through his involvement in a European trial of this technology, he was the the first ophthalmologist to implant these lenses in the UK. He is currently the primary investigator in four international trials of lenses. In addition to writing two book chapters for the leading ophthalmic textbook Duane’s Ophthalmology, Dr Bhatt has 52 scientific publications, is a lead author for a Cochrane systematic review, and peer reviews publications for many high impact ophthalmology journals. Dr Bhatt regularly presents at national and international scientific and industry meetings.

Read more publications
  • Trifocals: New frontiers in multifocal IOL technology

    RANZCO Vic Branch meeting 2017
  • Outcomes of varying incision locations combined with Barrett's Universal II formula directed toric intraocular lens (IOL) selection and axis of placement in cataract surgery

    AUSCRS 2016
  • Low torics IOLs in astigmatism control

    Alcon Synergeyes 2016
  • Visual outcomes and patient experiences following bilateral implantation of a diffractive trifocal intraocular lens

    AUSCRS 2015
  • Are traditional bifocals enough?

    AUSCRS 2015: Head-to-head session
  • Validity of a prototype surgical aberrometer

    RANZCO 2014
  • Intraoperative prediction of refractive error using a prototype surgical aberrometer

    RANZCO 2014
  • Clinicial results of intraoperative refraction during cataract surgery using a new prototype surgical aberrometer

    AUSCRS 2014
  • Clinical Applications of a prototype intraoperative aberrometer

    Sue Watson Postgraduate Presentation prize – University of Nottingham, 15th March 2013.
  • Mix and match strategy with accommodating and multifocal intraocular lenses

    Paper presentation at the ESCRS, 2012
  • Visual and clinical outcomes with a new hydrophobic acrylic toric intraocular lens in routine cataract surgery.

    Paper presentation at the ESCRS 2012.
  • Visual outcomes following bilateral implantation of a trifocal intraocular lens.

    Paper presentation at the ESCRS 2012.
  • Intraoperative IOL power prediction using a prototype Shack-Hartmann aberrometer.

    Poster presentation at the Research Forum, University of Nottingham, July 2012.
  • Visual outcomes and subjective experience following a trifocal IOL implantation.

    ARVO 2012, Fort Lauderdale, USA.
  • Validity of a prototype surgical aberrometer.

    Paper presentation at the ESCRS meeting Sept 2011, Vienna, Austria.


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