Mr Yashin Ramkissoon

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Cataract & Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon

QualificationsBSc, MB BChir, PhD, MRCP, FRCOphth

Main NHS base:

  • Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Scope of Practice:

  • Cataract surgery (including premium lens implants)
  • Vitreo-retinal Surgery
  • Retinal detachment
  • Macular hole surgery
  • Epiretinal membrane surgery
  • Floaters
  • Laser for retinal tears
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Surgery and laser for advanced diabetic eye disease
  • Vitreo-macular traction
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Ocular trauma (trauma of the eye)
  • General ophthalmology

Fees, Training & Background:

Mr Ramkissoon is a senior Consultant Ophthalmologist, Cataract and Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon in the NHS at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, with a private practice at Claremont Private Hospital in Sheffield. His areas of expertise include cataract surgery, including premium intraocular lens implants, and retinal surgery, including retinal detachment, macular surgery and advanced diabetic eye disease.

He graduated from the University of Cambridge MB PhD Programme in 1997 with a distinction in Medicine and a PhD in Molecular Biology. He completed his Ophthalmology residency training at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, UK where he also undertook Fellowship training in both Vitreo-Retinal Surgery (2007-2008) and Medical Retina (2008), before being appointed as a Consultant and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Sheffield in 2009.

During his career he has been awarded numerous prizes and scholarships including the Royal College of Ophthalmologists McCartney Prize. He obtained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He is also a member of the British & Eire Association of Vitreo-Retinal Surgeons and International Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

He has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals and has co-authored book chapters on Cataract Surgery and Retinal Detachment. He is committed to teaching and training and is Educational Supervisor and currently College Tutor for Ophthalmology trainees in Sheffield and has been Undergraduate Teaching Lead at the University of Sheffield. In addition, he is a Microsurgical Skills Faculty Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London and maintains an active role in clinical research in vitreo-retinal surgery.

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