Mr Balasubramaniam Ilango



GMC number: 4144360

Practising since: 1986



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Mr B Ilango is a substantive consultant ophthalmic surgeon with specialist interest in Corneal Transplant & Lens Implants at the Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust.

He started his medical career in Southern India. He successfully completed the Higher Specialist Training Programme from the Birmingham Eye Centre having also worked at St Paul's Eye Unit Liverpool, Leicester Royal Infirmary and at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

He has performed over 400 corneal transplant procedures, over 30000 cataract surgeries with monofocal/multifocal lens implants, >6000 Excimer laser Lasik/Lasek. 

He performs PK, DSAEK, DALK, cross-linking treatments for keratoconus, trifocal/multifocal lens implants to achieve spectacle/contact lens freedom, phakic ICL procedures, femtosecond laser cataract surgery. 
Mr llango has written chapters in Ophthalmic text books and trains junior doctors/fellows and his training has been rated as one of the best in the UK. He is a Royal College of Ophthalmologist certified Laser Refractive Surgeon (Cert LRS) and a Responsible Officer to the General Medical Council

He has been invited by GMTV's Dr Hilary Jones and Channel 4's Dr Christian Jessen to feature in their "Health Guide" as one of top ophthalmologist in the West Midlands region.

Mr Ilango has also set up a Charity Eye Hospital in rural India.

Special interests

  • Corneal transplant
  • Cataract surgery with trifocal lens implant
  • Excimer Laser Vision Correction (Lasik,Lasek)
  • ICL lens implant (Starr Visian, Artisan)

Other interests

  • Dry eyes,
  • Cross linking for keratoconus

Personal interests

Salsa dancing and keeping fit

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Balasubramaniam Ilango at Nuffield Health

  • Cataract Surgery

Locations Mr Balasubramaniam Ilango works with

Related experience


Mr Ilango has held the post of UK Chief Investigator to the Novagali - cyclosporine clinical trial. Recently, he has been appointed as a co-investigator in the NIHR FACT Trial with Moorfields Eye Hospital (femtosecond Cataract Trial).


  • Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Midland Society of Ophthalmology
  • British Society for Refractive Surgery
  • European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons

Other posts held

  • Consultant Corneal Surgeon at Wolverhampton Eye Infirmary

Insurers Mr Balasubramaniam Ilango works with

Mr Balasubramaniam Ilango works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • PHC
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA
  • Benenden Health
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


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

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

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