Mr Periyasamy Kumar


MBBS, MS(Ophthalmology), FRCS(Ed)

GMC number: 5189811

Practising since: 1992



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  • 2nd and 3rd Tuesday AM
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Mr Kumar has completed fellowship training in uveitis and medical retina from world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

He manages patients with ocular inflammation, provides treatment for various medical retinal disorders including age-related macular degeneration and retinal vascular disorders.

He is involved in running a busy full time clinical service at the University Hospitals of Leicester. Which includes clinical work, training junior doctors and allied clinical professionals, research and educational activities.

He has established ultrasound bio microscopy service at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Which provides regional service for adults and children in anterior and posterior segment ocular ultrasound in complex ocular disorders.

He has extensive experience in general ophthalmology and cataract surgery.

Personal interests

Mr Kumar enjoys playing cricket and badminton and relaxes listening to music. He also enjoys playing Tabla.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Periyasamy Kumar at Nuffield Health

  • Phacoemulsification
  • Eyelid cyst removal
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Uveitis
  • Anterior segment
  • X-ray
  • MRI scan
  • Osteoporosis screen
  • Visual Fields
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Liver function tests

Locations Mr Periyasamy Kumar works with

Related experience


He has special interest in development of immunomodulation therapy in uveitis. He also has research interest in contrast enhanced ocular ultrasound.


  • Medical Defense Union
  • British Medical Association
  • European Retina Specialist
  • The Royal College of Ophthalmologist, London
  • The Royal College of Surgeon, Edinburgh

Other posts held

  • Consultant ophthalmologist at The University Hospitals of Leicester

Insurers Mr Periyasamy Kumar works with

Mr Periyasamy Kumar works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)


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

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

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