Mr Aman Chandra


BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRCOphth, PhD MFSTEd, FRCSEd

GMC number: 6056983

Practicing since: 2002



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  • Thursday (Weeks 1 & 3) 18:00-20:00
  • Friday (Weeks 2 & 4) 09:00 - 12:00
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Mr Aman Chandra, is a comprehensive consultant ophthalmologist with a specialist interest in small incision cataract surgery, retinal diseases and vitreoretinal surgery. 

Mr Chandra qualified from Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’ hospitals in London, and undertook posts in Neurosurgery and Emergency Medicine. His subsequent ophthalmic training was at leading institutions in London including Moorfields Eye Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital and The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery. He then completed two further sub specialist surgical retinal fellowships at Moorfields Eye Hospital and The Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital in Melbourne; the largest eye hospital in Australia.

Mr Chandra has a particular interest for innovation, research and training. He is a member of the faculty of surgical trainers in Edinburgh, and of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in England. He trains surgical registrars and fellows in ophthalmology, retinal diseases and retinal surgery.

Mr Chandra is a recognised expert in the ophthlamic complications of connective tissue diseases, particularly Marfan Syndrome, and has published widely on this. He is medical advisor to the Marfan Trust UK. Additionally he has a further interest in genetic aspects of ophthalmic diseases.

Mr Chandra has a passion for delivering the best possible ophthalmic care for his patients.

Special interests

  • General Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Medical Retinal Disease
  • Surgical Retinal Disease
  • Ophthalmic Complications of Diabetes

Other interests

Marfan Syndrome and other inherited Eye disease.

Personal interests

Family, Personal fitness, Travel, Linguistics

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Aman Chandra at Nuffield Health

  • Phacoemulsification
  • Eyelid cyst removal
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Cataract Surgery

Locations Mr Aman Chandra works with

Related experience


Mr Chandra undertook over three years of research investigating the genetic causes of retinal detachments and ectopia lentis. He co-discovered the genetic association of retinal detachment and has provided the definitive genetic understanding of ectopia lentis. This resulted in the award of PhD from UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and the Syme Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He has also received awards from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Special Trustees of Moorfields Eye Hospital and raised over £50000 in peer reviewed grants.

He has over 40 peer reviewed publication, two book chapters and has delivered over 40 oral presentations to learned societies.

Mr Chandra continues his research collaborations worldwide and is research lead for the Ophthalmology service at Southend University Hospital. He is a section editor for the ophthalmic journal Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology.


  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • British and Eire Association Vitreoretinal Surgeons
  • European Society of Retina Specialists
  • British Medical Association

Other posts held

  • Southend University Hospital Foundation NHS Trust

Insurers Mr Aman Chandra works with

Mr Aman Chandra works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)


Mr Aman Chandra does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Aman Chandra does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Aman Chandra does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.