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Mrs Rashmi Akshikar


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MBBS, MS, MRCOphth, FRCOphth

Special Interests

Ophthalmology, Cataract surgery, Macular degeneration, Diabetic retinopathy, Retinal disorders, Emergency eye disorders

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Professional Biography

Miss Rashmi Akshikar is a consultant eye surgeon with over 20 years of surgical and clinical experience in this field. She is an expert in managing routine and complex retinal diseases and a world-renowned specialist in treating eye inflammation.

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She provides specialist and personalised treatment for age related macular degeneration, a holistic management of diabetic eye disease including injections, implants and lasers. As the lead clinician for inflammation and immune-suppression at the Imperial Healthcare NHS trust and a world expert in her field, she has extensive experience in use of specialist immunomodulation drugs (steroids, monoclonals and biologics) used to treat intraocular, orbit, ocular surface and neuro inflammation, with a special mention to immunosuppression of Thyroid eye disease.

She performs high volume and complex cataract surgery and is proficient in use of specialist intraocular lenses including torics and multifocal implants. Rashmi treats ocular emergencies as well as a wide range of general ophthalmology ailments such as dry and watery eyes, allergy disorders, lumps and bumps of the lids etc. Being trained as an eye surgeon in the armed forces, Rashmi has extensive experience in treating trauma.

Rashmi has been involved in research for well over 2 decades and has a number of publications, trials and research projects to her credit. She regularly presents at international conferences and contributes to journals. She is a regional lead for ophthalmic local training and enjoys training young surgeons and clinicians.

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