Biography

Until recently Professor Aggarwal was a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Clinical Director at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He was a Medical Director at BMI Southend Private Hospital, an independent healthcare provider at Southend and LaserSight Essex, Specialist Laser Clinic. Professor Aggarwal now devotes his time to his Private Practice.

 

Over the last twenty years, Professor Rajesh Aggarwal has established a reputation, as one of the leading ophthalmic surgeons in the UK.

 

Rajesh was inspired to further develop his interest in cataract and refractive surgery after completing Fellowships at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and the Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. Here he worked with some of the most respected and experienced surgeons across the globe, learning and developing techniques that are truly leading edge.

 

Professor Aggarwal now teaches these newfound techniques to Ophthalmologists from the UK and other parts of Europe where his skills as a trainer in the field of refractive cataract surgery are in much demand

Professor Aggarwal first carried out laser vision correction 1993 and regularly updates his skills to keep abreast with the latest in refractive technology.

 

He has also designed and helped to develop some of the instruments now used in refractive surgery. As an accredited VISX and VICTUS user, he performs a comprehensive range of laser refractive procedures including LASIK and LASEK, including the use of wavefront-guided techniques when appropriate and laser cataract surgery.

 

In addition to the whole spectrum of laser refractive surgery options, Professor Aggarwal has considerable expertise and experience in a variety of other refractive procedures including Lens Replacement Surgery, with a range of multifocal lens implants. Professor Aggarwal is, therefore, able to provide safe and effective refractive solutions for all, including age-related eye conditions such as presbyopia and cataract. 

 

He was one of the first surgeons in the UK to investigate and use Multifocal Implants for use in cataract and refractive lens surgery and is one of the most widely experienced refractive surgeons in the UK

Lens technology has developed since the production of this video

Memberships

 

Past president of the BSRS - British Society of Refractive Surgery

 

Registered with the General Medical Council as a Specialist in Ophthalmology

Member of the Royal College of Physicians of London

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Council Member of the UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeon

Council Member of the BSRS - British Society of Refractive Surgery

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J Cataract Refract Surgery

Law, E.M., Aggarwal, R.K., Buckhurst, H., Kasaby, H.E., Marsden, J., Shum, G. and Buckhurst, P.J. Exploring clinical methods for predicting the post-operative addition power of a multifocal intraocular lens at the spectacle plane. J Cataract Refract Surg. Submitted for publication

 

J Cataract Refract Surgery

Law, E.M., Aggarwal, R.K., Buckhurst, H., Kasaby, H.E., Marsden, J., Shum, G. and Buckhurst, P.J.  A randomised intra-patient comparison of closed loop and plate haptic toric intraocular lenses in patients with bilateral astigmatism. J Cataract Refract Surg. Under Review

 

J Cataract Refract Surgery

w, E.M., Aggarwal, R.K., Buckhurst, H., Kasaby, H.E., Marsden, J., Shum, G. and Buckhurst, P.J. One-year post-operative comparison of visual function and patient satisfaction with trifocal and extended depth of focus intraocular lenses J Cataract Refract Surg. Submitted for publication

J Cataract Refract Surgery

Law, E.M., Aggarwal, R.K., Buckhurst, H., Kasaby, H.E., Marsden, J., Shum, G. and Buckhurst, P.J. Optimising curve fitting techniques to enable standardised analysis of defocus curves derived from multifocal intraocular lenses. J Cataract Refract Surg. Submitted for publication 

Eye

Prakash P, Kasaby H, Aggarwal R, Humfrey S

Microincision bimanual phacoemulsification and Thinoptx((R) implantation through a

1.70 mm incision.

 2006 May 2019

 

Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Patrick J.T. Chiam, MRCOphth, Jin H. Chan, MRCOphth, Rajesh K.Aggarwal, FRCOphth,

Sam Kasaby, FRCOphth

‘ReSTOR intraocular lens implantation in cataract surgery: Quality of vision journal of

Cataract and Refractive Surgery Volume 32, Issue 9, Pages 1459-1463 (September 2006)

 

American Journey of Ophthalmology

Williams KA, Brereton HM, Aggarwal RK, Sykes PJ, Turner DR, Russ GR, Coster DJ.

'Use of DNA polymorphisms and the polymerase chain reaction to examine the survival of a

human limbal stem cell allograft'

 

American Journey of Ophthalmology

Badenoch PR, Aggarwal RK, Coster DJ.

'Clostridium perfringens keratitis after penetrating keratoplasty'

 

American Journey of Ophthalmology

Rozenbilds MAM, Aggarwal RK, Stirling JW, Lipsett J, Filipic M, Henderson D, Coster DJ.

'Paraproteinemic keratopathy- A variable corneal presentation of systemic disease'

 

 

British Journal of Ophthalmology

 

Coster DJ, Aggarwal RK, Williams KA.'Ocular-Surface reconstruction with conjunctival

allografts'

 

Eye

 

 Aggarwal RK, Dhurjon L, Williamson T.

'Control of post-operative astigmatism after cataract surgery using a corneal section.

 

British Medical Journal

 

Potamitis T, Aggarwal RK, Tsaloumas M, Rene C.

'Glaucoma, driving and the law' (Accepted September 1994)

 

British Journal of Ophthalmology

 

Aggarwal RK, Luck J, Coster DJ.

'Horner's syndrome and Fuchs heterochromic uveitis' Letter to the Editor

 (Accepted September 1994)

 

Murray PI, Young DW, Aggarwal RK, Blann AD.

'Von Willebrand factor, endothelial damage and ocular disease' Ocular Immunol. and

Inflam. 1; 315-322 (1993)

 

Prescriber

 

Aggarwal RK.

'Glaucoma: a guide to diagnosis and treatment'.  55-65 (May 1993)

 

Investigative Ophthalmology

 

Murray PI, Young DW, Aggarwal RK, Blann AD.

'Von Willebrand factor, endothelial damage and ocular disease' Investigative

Ophthalmology & Visual Science Annual Meeting Abstract Issue. 34; 4, abstract 3877-10

(May 1993)

 

British Journal of Ophthalmology

 

Williamson T, Strong N P, Sparrow J, Aggarwal R K, Harrad RA.

'Effects of contrast sensitivity and glare on visual performance in cataract using the Pelli-Robson chart'

. 76; 12, 719-722 (1992)

 

European Journal of Implant and Refractive Surgery

 

 Guarro M, Aggarwal RK, Misson GP, Porter S, Pearce J.

'Attitudes to informed consent in Cataract Surgery'. 4; 184-188 (1992)

 

Eye

 

Deutsch J, Aggarwal RK, Eagling EM.

'Explant removal after retinal detachment surgery: Incidence and complications: A ten-year audit.'

 6;  570-573 (1992).

 

Documenta Ophthalmologica

 

Murray PI, Young DW, Aggarwal RK.

'Factor VIII Related Antigen in the assessment of vasculitis.' 80: 3. (1992)

 

Eye

 

Chong N H V, Aggarwal R K, Shah P, Murray PI.

'The role of IOP measurement in the first 24 hours after cataract surgery'. 8; 115-116 (1994)

 

British Medical Journal

 

Potamitis T, Fouladi M, Aggarwal R K, Jones H S, Fielder A R

'General Practitioners' awareness of different techniques of cataract surgery: implications for quality of care'  308; 1334-1335 (May 1994)

 

Aggarwal RK, Willshaw HE, Townsend P.

 

Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science

 

'New materials for rectus muscle tendon extension in strabismus surgery' Annual Meeting Abstract Issue. 34; 4, abstract 800-8 (May 1993)

 

British Journal of Ophthalmology

 

Cunliffe I, Aggarwal RK, Flanagan DF, Moore AT, George N.

'Extracapusalar cataract surgery with lens implantation in diabetic patients.’ 75: 9-12 (1991)

 

International Archives of Allergy and Applied Immunology

 

Batten S, Aggarwal RK, Cockrell R, Tanner A C.

'Influence of naturally occurring human immune complexes on monocyte movement in vitro'. 74: 274-277 (1984).

 

Scandinavian Journal of Immunology

 

Aggarwal RK, Batten B, Cockrell R, Tanner A C.

'Monocyte lysosomal enzyme release in response to naturally occurring circulating immune complexes'

19: 159-164  (1984).

 

Eye

 

Aggarwal RK, Potamitis T, Chong N H V, Guarro M, Shah P, Kheterpal S.

'Secondary glaucoma associated with the use of topical facial steroids in eczema' Eye. 7; 664-666 (1993)

 

Eye

 

Aggarwal R K, Misson G P, Donaldson I, Willshaw H E.

'The role of Nasolacrimal Intubation in Childhood Epiphora' Eye. 7; 760-762 (1993)

 

Eye

 

Aggarwal RK, Willshaw HE, Townsend P.

'New materials for rectus muscle tendon extension in strabismus surgery' Eye. 7; 40-42 (1993)

Research Publications

Professor Rajesh Aggarwal

BM MRCP FRCS FRCOphth Pg.Cert Med.Ed

Consultant Ophthalmologist