Consultant Eye Surgeon
BSc, MBBS, MRCP, FRCOphth, MSc
General Medical Council Number: 4521729
“Friendly staff and fantastic facilities. I felt very welcomed by all those involved in the process of obtaining my practicing privileges.” I have been a consultant ophthalmologist at East Sussex NHS trust since 2011.
My training in ophthalmology was at various well established units in London including Kings College Hospital, Western Eye Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster hospital and several years at the world famous Moorfields Eye Hospital.
I have two advanced fellowships in medical retina and uveitis and perform high volume cataract surgery with interest in complex cases and premium lens implants.
I specialise in cataract surgery with focus on achieving spectacle independence, retinal disorders such as diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration and vein occlusions, floaters, inflammatory eye disease including red eye and vision loss.
I have performed over 5000 cataract procedures since becoming an ophthalmologist. I currently have two high volume cataract lists a week and perform most of my cataract procedures under topical aneasthesia.
I also perform toric and multifocal lens implant to reduce spectacle dependence which is only available privately. I have performed numerous intravitreal injections for management of wet macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and retinal vein occlusion.
I have had an injection list weekly for the last nine years with an average of 10-15 injections per list. I am also proficient in anterior segment (Nd: YAG) and posterior retinal laser procedures.
I am currently the clinical lead for ophthalmology at East Sussex NHS Trust. I am also the registered manager and lead for South East Eye Surgeons (SEES). I am the regional advisor for ophthalmology to South East UK.
I am a referral outcome grader for diabetic retinopathy screening and retina service lead.
My role was instrumental in developing six non medical injectors at the trust. I have been awarded two CEA points back to back last year and this year which is a remarkable achievement.
Friday: 8am – 4.30pm
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Shahram Kashani include:
Cataract removal surgery
Age-related macular degeneration treatment
Laser eye treatment (yag laser capsulotomy)
Intravitreal injection of anti VEGF therapy (avastin, lucentis, Eylea)
Intravitreal ozurdex implant
Argon retinal photocoagulation
BSc / St Georges Hospital Medical School, London / 1998
Bachelor of Science
MBBS / St Georges Hospital Medical School, London / 1998
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MSc / St Georges Hospital Medical School, London / 1998
Master of science
MRCP / St Georges Hospital Medical School, London / 1998
Member of Royal College of Physicians
FRCOphth / St Georges Hospital Medical School, London / 1998
Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologist
Moorfields Alumni Association
European Society of Retinal Specialists
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)
South East Eye Surgeons (SEES)
British Medical Association
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
General Medical Council
I am the clinical lead for ophthalmology at East Sussex NHS Trust for the last two and a half years. I am also the lead for South East Eye Surgeons (SEES), a consortium of ophthalmologists providing private care for patients of East Sussex.
I have a number of publications on my website http://www.eastbourneeyesurgeon.co.uk/research-experience/
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
I am married to my wife, Ellie, and have two girls Ayla and Ava.
I enjoy traveling and other passions include salsa dancing and racket sports.