Mr Vijay Shanmuganathan



Consultant Ophthalmologist

Professional background

Mr Vijay Shanmuganathan is one of our Ophthalmology Consultants who specialises in cataract surgery and corneal disease. He qualified from the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ in 1995, having been awarded prizes in surgery and ophthalmology.

He began his ophthalmic training in 1998 working in a number of ophthalmology departments across the UK and abroad. Following the completion of his ophthalmic medical training (which included time in research in his area of clinical practice, for which he was awarded a PhD in 2008), he undertook a further two years of sub-specialist fellowship training in cataract surgery, cornea and external eye diseases at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

He was previously appointed a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust before joining Kingston Hospital in 2017.

Clinical areas of interest

  • cataract surgery
  • corneal disease
  • ocular surface
  • primary care ophthalmology.

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