Mr Gokulan Ratnarajan

Consultant Ophthalmic and Glaucoma Surgeon

Mr Gokulan Ratnarajan

Specialist interests:
– Specialist cataract surgery for patients with glaucoma:
 cataract surgery combined with minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) to prevent glaucoma progression and reduce the dependence on glaucoma drops. MIGS includes endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation (ECP laser); I stents; Xen gel implants; Cypass implants; Innfocus microshunt; goniotomy; and visco-expansion.

– Comprehensive glaucoma care: glaucoma diagnosis; laser treatment including Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT laser to reduce dependence on drops); glaucoma surgery including trabeculectomy and aqueous shunt implantation/tube surgery and the full range of MIGS.

Research interests: Innovations in glaucoma surgery; innovations in cataract surgery; optimising patient pathways for glaucoma and cataract care.

Mr Gokulan Ratnarajan is a full-time Consultant Ophthalmic and Glaucoma Surgeon at Queen Victoria NHS Foundation Trust. He is a keen teacher and is actively involved in clinical research. He publishes regularly in peer-reviewed journals and his research has won numerous awards at national and international level. He is regularly invited to review for international peer-reviewed journals.

Mr Ratnarajan graduated from University College London and completed his Ophthalmology training in Oxford. He undertook a MD research degree in Patient Pathway Optimisation at The Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

He has completed three specialist fellowships in glaucoma and anterior segment at The Oxford Eye Hospital, The Western Eye Hospital in London and the world renowned fellowship at the University of Toronto, Canada, where he has learnt and developed many new glaucoma surgeries, many of which are not available in the UK at present. Mr Ratnarajan brings innovation in glaucoma care to the UK to help treat glaucoma patients with safer and more effective treatments.

Glaucoma is a chronic condition requiring long-term treatment and follow-up. Patients appreciate Mr Ratnarajan’s gentle and empathetic approach. He takes the time to explain the diagnosis to his patients so they understand their condition and why they need to take their treatment.