Mr Ratnarajan graduated from University College London and completed his Ophthalmology training in Oxford. He completed his MD research degree at The Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

He has completed three specialist fellowships in glaucoma and anterior segment surgery at The Oxford Eye Hospital, The Western Eye Hospital in London and the world-renowned fellowship at the University of Toronto, Canada. It was in Canada that he learnt and developed many new glaucoma surgeries, some of which are not available in the UK at present. Glaucoma is a chronic condition requiring long-term treatment and follow-up. Mr Ratnarajan brings innovation in glaucoma care to the UK to help treat glaucoma patients with safer and more effective treatments.

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Medical qualifications 

Year of qualification

Specialist interests 
Specialist cataract surgery for patients with Glaucoma, Comprehensive Glaucoma care

Patients appreciate Mr Ratnarajan’s gentle and empathetic approach. He takes the time to explain the diagnosis to his patients so they understand their condition and why they need to take their treatment.

As well as his private post at The McIndoe Centre, Mr Ratnarajan is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the world-famous Eye Unit in Queen Victoria Hospital.

Expert Video: Understanding Glaucoma

In this video, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Gokulan Ratnarajan explains what is glaucoma, what are the symptoms, how is it diagnosed and what are the treatment options available. Mr Ratnarajan brings innovation in glaucoma care to the UK to help treat glaucoma patients with safer and more effective treatments.

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Specialist interests

Complex cataract as well as premium lens implants

Specialist cataract surgery for patients with Glaucoma
Cataract surgery combined with minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) to prevent glaucoma progression and reduce the dependence on glaucoma drops.

MIGS techniques include:

  • Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation (ECP Laser)
  • I stents
  • Xen gel implants
  • Innfocus microshunt
  • Goniotomy
  • Visco-expansion

Comprehensive Glaucoma care

  • Glaucoma diagnosis
  • Laser treatment including Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT laser to reduce dependence on drops)
  • Glaucoma surgery including Trabeculectomy and Aqueous shunt implantation/Tube Surgery and the full range of MIGS.

Research interests

Mr Ratnarajan’s research has won numerous international awards in the areas of:

  • Glaucoma surgical innovation
  • Cataract surgical innovation
  • Optimising patient pathways for glaucoma and cataract care

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