Ms Mona Khandwala

MS, FRCS(Ophth), FRCS


Profile

Ms Khandwala is a Consultant Ophthalmologist based at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospital. She has particular expertise is modern phako emulsification cataract surgery includes implantation of multifocal and toric intra ocular lens implants to improve astigmatism and presbyopia which translates into spectacle independence both for distance and near for many patients. Special interests include cosmetic oculoplastic surgery of the eyelids and surrounding structures including skin cancers as well as surgery of the tear drainage system. She also has experience in managing blepharitis and dry eyes with the most up to date treatments available.

Ms Khandwala trained in ophthalmology in the South East of England, including Maidstone Hospital before undertaking a second fellowship in Norwich. During this period, she was an Honorary Lecturer of the University of East Anglia and was actively involved in teaching medical students, whilst pursuing  research interests which include cataract surgery as well as newer ways of imaging eyelid skin cancers.

She is actively involved in medical education and is currently on the interview panel for medical admissions at University College London..She is on  the faculty for  the Royal College of Ophthalmologists microsurgical skills course and is also an Examiner for the Royal College.

Ms Khandwala has several publications in international journals and has delivered several lectures both nationally and internationally in her chosen field.


Clinics

  • Every 4th Tuesday morning

Locations

Current posts

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Interests

1.Modern Cataract Surgery with standard and premium IOLs
2.Eyelid surgery, including peri ocular skin cancer
3.Lacrimal surgery including treatment of the watery eye
4.Cosmetic eyelid surgery

Personal interests

Travel, badminton and cooking


Member of

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
  • British Medical Association
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Medical Defence Union

Research

Ms Khandwala has a long-term interest in clinical ophthalmic research which has led to a wide range of contributions to the ophthalmic literature including over 25 original articles in peer reviewed journals, numerous other abstracts and presentations to learned societies.

She has a research affiliation with the University of Kent in Canterbury, having produced several papers on newer modes of imaging of skin cancers.

Declaration

Ms Mona Khandwala works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA

Ms Mona Khandwala does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Ms Mona Khandwala does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Ms Mona Khandwala does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.