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.
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
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
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.
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