Mr Lavnish Joshi


BSc, MBBS, Med, MD, FRCOphth

GMC number: 6103659

Practising since: 2004



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  • Tuesday Evenings
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Lavnish Joshi is a consultant ophthalmologist at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals (Surrey). He obtained his medical degree from St George’s Hospital and Medical School, University of London. He trained as an ophthalmic surgeon in Birmingham, Surrey and Moorfields Eye Hospital. He completed advanced training from Fellowships in Medical and Surgical Retina in Toronto (Canada) and Bristol Eye Hospital.

He has a keen interest in teaching and has been awarded with a Masters in Surgical Education. He is a College Tutor for ophthalmic trainees and runs a Retina Fellowship at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital. He also teaches on the Masters in Ophthalmology at University College London (UCL).

He joined Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals as a consultant in 2016. He set up and leads the surgical retina service, which includes diagnosing and treating patients locally with techniques not previously available there. His special interests include routine/ complex cataract surgery, including fixing complications, intravitreal injection therapy for diabetic eye disease/ macular degeneration/ retinal vein occlusion, floaters, surgical treatments for macular holes and retinal detachments, including minimally invasive treatments for retinal detachments that allow faster recovery times for patients. He is also responsible for screening and treating retinopathy of prematurity.

Special interests

Vitreoretinal surgery
Retinal diseases

Other interests

Cataract surgery- routine and complex, including fixing complications
Retinal detachment surgery
Macular holes/ vitreomacular traction surgery
Epiretinal membrane surgery
Diabetic retinopathy & surgery
Age related macular degeneration
Retinal vein occlusion

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Lavnish Joshi at Nuffield Health

  • Eyelid cyst removal
  • Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Surgery

Locations Mr Lavnish Joshi works with

Related experience


His research training was completed at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital in Uveitis, where he was awarded an MD and a NIHR Clinical Lecturer post. He has published over 25 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and been invited to speak at International Conferences.

He has gained several awards for his work including the Joe Taylor Prize in Ophthalmology, Royal College of Physicians Scholarship, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine Prize, e-learning development grant and a House Officer Prize.


  • Royal College of Ophthalmologist
  • British Medical Association
  • Medical & Dental Defence Union
  • British and Eire Association Vitreoretinal Surgeons

Other posts held

  • Ashford & St Peters NHS Foundation Trust - Consultant Ophthalmologist & Vitreoretinal Surgeon


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

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

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