Vasuki Sivagnanavel


Sub Specialities

• Medical retina

• Age related macular degeneration (AMD),

• Diabetic eye disease, retinal vein occlusions,

• Intravitreal injections for retinal diseases.

• Retinal and YAG laser

• Inflammatory eye disease (uveitis)

• Allergic eye disease

• General ophthalmology

• Dry eye disease

• Incisions of lid cysts/ lesions






FRCOpth, MD, MBBS, BSc, PG Cert Healthcare Management

NHS Base
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Research Interests

Miss Sivagnanavel is active ophthalmic research. Her Doctorate in Medicine was on the subject of AMD and retinal imaging. She has published in peer review journals and has presented research in national and international meetings.


Miss Sivagnanavel is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon has an active interest in the management of patients with all aspects of medical retina disease, general ophthalmology and complex cataract surgery. She is currently the Clinical Lead for Medical Retina at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.


Miss Sivagnanavel qualified in medicine at Guys and St Thomas’ Medical School in 1997.  Her ophthalmic experience includes higher specialist training and  two medical retina fellowships at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Her research into age Related macular degeneration resulted in the award of a Doctorate in medicine (MD) and has been published in peer review journals, with presentations at international conferences.  She was later selected for the prestigious Darzi Fellowship to improve healthcare systems. As a result, she developed one of the largest AMD services in the country and has implemented many new services and improvement processes.


Miss Sivagnanavel is passionate about protecting the quality of life through the preservation of sight. She is a supporter of the charity ‘Sightsavers’ and has served in medical camps in developing countries.


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