Mr Vijay Savant

Qualifications

MBBS, DOMS, MS, FRCS (Ed), MRCOphth

GMC number: 5186341

Practicing since: 1988

Specialties

Ophthalmology

Consultation times

  • Weekly Tuesday 17:30 - 20:30
  • Overview

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0116 2743753

About

Mr Savant completed his specialist training at Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre. He also completed a junior fellowship in uveitis and inflammatory disorders at the University of Birmingham and a corneal fellowship in Birmingham and Leicester.

He has vast experience in general ophthalmology and cataract surgery. He has been a Corneal Consultant for last three years and is currently Lead Clinician for Emergency Eye Services at University Hospitals of Leicester

Other interests

  • Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Toric Implants - for astigmatic correction
  • Multifocal IOL
  • Laser Refractive Surgery 
  • Femtosecond LASIK, LASEK, EPI- LASEK
  • Presbyopia treatment 
  • Clear lens Extraction with Multifocal Intraocular Lens Implant
  • Corneal transplants
  • Penetrating, lamellar and endothelial keratoplasty
  • Collagen Cross Linkage
  • Allergic Eye Disease
  • Infective Keratitis - herpetic and acanthamoeba
  • Teaching and training

Personal interests

Mr Savant's leisure time is spent with his family. He is passionate about cricket and regularly plays in the cricket leagues during the season. Other interests include movies and theatre. He is currently learning to play the guitar.

Languages spoken

English, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi and Marathi

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Vijay Savant at Nuffield Health

  • Uveitis
  • Cataract Surgery

Locations Mr Vijay Savant works with

Related experience

Research

Mr Savant has published and presented work in national and international journals and meetings.

He is a reviewer for several international peer-reviewed journals including:

  • British Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Eye
  • Contact Lens and Eye

Mr Savant's research includes:

  • Acanthamoeba keratitis - diagnosis and drug sensitivity, research with University of Leicester
  • Recurrent adenoviral keratitis - role of topical cyclosporin
  • Corneal vascularisation - role of subconjunctival bevacizumab

Memberships

  • British Medical Association
  • UK Cataract and Refractive Surgery Society
  • European Cataract and Refractive Surgery Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

Other post held

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist and Lead Clinician for Emergency Eye Services, University Hospitals of Leicester
  • Consultant Ophthalmologist, Nuffield Leicester Hospital