Optegra Appoints New Consultants

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Specialist eye hospital group, Optegra, has recruited two new ophthalmic consultant surgeons.

Specialist eye hospital group, Optegra, has recruited two new ophthalmic consultant surgeons.

At an increasingly busy time, with high demand for ClarivuTM permanent lens replacement, laser and cataract operations, as well as recently launching two new AMD treatments, Optegra has further enhanced and strengthened its ophthalmic services with the appointment of two esteemed consultant ophthalmic surgeons; Mr D Kumudhan to Optegra Birmingham Eye Hospital, and Mr Fayyaz Musa to Optegra Yorkshire Eye Hospital.

Optegra Birmingham Eye Hospital

Mr Kumudhan brings 18 years’ experience together with valuable expertise in cataract surgery, ocular inflammatory diseases (uveitis) and retinal diseases (including macular).

It is his particular skill and knowledge in vitreoretinal surgery – and more specifically small incision sutureless vitrectomy surgery – that strengthens the hospital’s offering. The introduction of the new technology, which has been proven in other Optegra hospitals to dramatically improve and even eliminate floaters for example, will greatly benefit patients with increased access to the very best medical treatments.

Stacey Owens, Hospital Manager at Optegra Birmingham Eye Hospital, comments: “Mr Kumudhan is a respected consultant ophthalmic surgeon and a welcome addition to our team of expert ophthalmic surgeons here at Optegra Birmingham Eye Hospital. His particular expertise and knowledge in the relatively new technique of sutureless vitrectomy surgery is of huge benefit to both our team and our patients.”

Optegra Yorkshire Eye Hospital

In addition, Optegra Yorkshire Eye Hospital welcomes new ophthalmic consultant Mr Fayyaz Musa, an expert in Clarivu, Cataract, Glaucoma and corneal procedures such as selective corneal transplantation (DMEK).

Mr Musa says: “Ophthalmology has been a passion of mine for over a decade. I feel privileged to work in a branch of medicine that has constantly innovated and evolved and now has an array of successful life-changing treatment options for patients.”

Rob Morris, Medical Director at Optegra, said: “Optegra’s business is going from strength to strength, with new technologies launching, expansions into Europe, and high demand for our services across our six UK hospitals. So we are delighted to welcome two new consultants, and their wealth of experience, and look forward to working with them.”


Notes to editors:

1.    Mr D Kumudhan graduated with Honours from one of the leading premier institutes in India. He subsequently received general ophthalmology training in the South of England and Scotland. Following successful completion of general ophthalmology training, he pursued his interest in Medical Retinal Diseases (including ocular inflammatory diseases) and Vitreo-Retinal surgery through two fellowships at West of England Eye Unit and Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham.

He is currently a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at the Queens Medical Centre (Nottingham University Hospital) Nottingham, specialising in cataract surgery, ocular inflammatory diseases (Uveitis) and retinal (including macular) diseases.

2.    Mr Fayyaz Musa is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member of the North of England Ophthalmological Society, Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Member of the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

He completed his medical training at the University of Edinburgh and his Ophthalmology Residency in Yorkshire and the Midlands. He is also currently Consultant at the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust.

3.    Leading specialist eye hospital group, Optegra, is committed to the development of eye sciences and championing the latest innovations in vision correction through its dedicated Eye Sciences Division. Optegra achieves this by partnering with leading UK universities in the research and development of the next generation of ophthalmic services and technologies.

In addition, its Professional Partnership Programme of education and development with optometrists and opticians ensures the very best medical treatments are available to all.

To maintain Optegra’s five star standard of patient care and safety, its specialist eye hospitals draw on the expertise of its Medical Advisory Committees (MAC), headed by consultant level ophthalmic surgeons who all report into the corporate MAC. This is managed by Medical Director Mr Robert Morris, the renowned refractive expert who determines Optegra’s policies and procedures.

Optegra operates six private eye hospitals: Optegra Eye Hospital, London; Optegra Surrey Eye Hospital (Guildford); Optegra Birmingham Eye Hospital (Aston); Optegra Yorkshire Eye Hospital (Apperley Bridge and Laser Eye Centre in Leeds City Centre); Optegra Solent Eye Hospital (Whiteley) and Optegra Manchester Eye Hospital, (Didsbury); as well as locations in Germany and further UK clinics.

All Optegra hospitals are supported by dedicated optometrists and healthcare technicians and over 60 consultant level ophthalmic surgeons who provide a wide range of procedures including Clarivu (permanent lens replacement), laser vision correction, cataract removal, glaucoma, AMD and cosmetic procedures.


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Charlotte Sutton
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M: 07958 279 240
E: charlotte(at)charlottesuttonpr(dot)com

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