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Miss Poornima Rai

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Member of British Medical Association
  • Medical Defence Union
  • General Medical Council

Current NHS / University Post:

  • Consultant ophthalmic surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, since 2017
  • Honorary glaucoma lead for Moorfields South (St George’s hospital)
  • Revalidation lead for Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • CPD Moorfields representative at Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Medical training:

  • Clinical research fellowship: Research study of risk factors of infection following glaucoma surgery. Funded by Moorfields Eye Charity and Friends of Moorfields
  • Clinical glaucoma fellowship, Western Eye Hospital, London
  • Clinical glaucoma fellowship, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
  • North Thames specialist registrar training, Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • Senior house officer, St Thomas’ Hospital London, King’s College Hospital London and Frimley Park Hospital
  • MS (Ophth), Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore University, India
  • MBBS, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore University, India

Research interest / experience:

  • Assessing risk factors for infection following glaucoma surgery
  • Ocular surface disease in glaucoma
  • Seven years' experience of medical and surgical management of complex glaucoma

Jigar Jani

T: 020 7521 4670

E: moorfields.prai@nhs.net

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