Mr Palpandian Viswanathan


MS, MRCOphth, MRCSEd, FRCOphth

GMC number: 5203636

Practicing since: 1997



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After Medical School, Mr.Viswanathan obtained a masters degree in Ophthalmic surgery in India. He subsequently moved to the UK and underwent further  ophthalmology training in London  gaining Membership and Fellowship of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London. Mr Viswanathan also completed a retinal Fellowship encompassing high-volume vitreo-retinal surgical experience. 

Before being appointed as a Consultant Eye Surgeon at Shrewsbury & Telford NHS Trust in 2017, Mr Viswanathan was appointed as a Consultant Eye Surgeon at Apollo Hospitals, the leading private health care provider in India for 6 years, where he gained further experience treating surgical and medical retinal patients in addition to undertaking a high volume of cataract surgeries. 

Mr Viswanathan’s areas of expertise include

• Cataract and cataract surgeries in the presence of retinal disorders
• Vitreoretinal surgeries e.g. retinal detachment, macular holes, epiretinal membranes

• Medical retina disorders like diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions, age-related macular degeneration

Mr Viswanathan is one of the educational supervisors at SaTH and he is actively involved in the training of junior eye surgeons. He is member of various ophthalmologist associations and has presented both nationally and internationally.

Special interests

  • Cataract surgery
  • Complex cataract surgery
  • Retinal surgery for macular hole
  • Retinal surgery for epiretinal membrane
  • Yag laser capsulotomy
  • Treatment for age related macular degeneration

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Palpandian Viswanathan at Nuffield Health

  • YAG Capsulotomy
  • Cataract Surgery

Locations Mr Palpandian Viswanathan works with

Related experience


  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London
  • Midland Ophthalmological Society

Other posts held

  • Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Consultant Ophthalmologist

Insurers Mr Palpandian Viswanathan works with

Mr Palpandian Viswanathan works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)


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

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

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