Mr. Atul Varma
MBBS, MS, FRCOphth
Atul is a Consultant and Clinical lead at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals. He also has practising privileges at the Spire Hospital in Methley Park.
Atul is an experienced Ophthalmologist and specialises in Medical Retina, Complex Cataract surgery and Neuro-ophthalmology. He leads the Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme in the region, and is a lead Royal College of Ophthalmology trainer in the Microsurgical Skills course. Atul trained and practised in India before moving to the UK in 2004.
Mr. Atul Varma is a Senior consultant Ophthalmologist and Head of Clinical Service for Ophthalmology at The MidYorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust in Yorkshire. He also leads the Diabetic Retinal Screening service for Leeds, Wakefield and North Kirklees.
Following his graduation and obtaining MBBS , he went on to complete his Master’s degree in Ophthalmology . He has also done Diplomate of National Board (DNB) in Ophthalmology and was awarded a Fellowship from the Royal College of Ophthalmologist (FRCOphth), London. He has been working in Ophthalmology for 25 years and has been working as a Consultant in UK for more than 15 years. His subspecialist Interest includes Complex Cataract surgery, Micro-incision Cataract surgery, Refractive Lens surgery, Medical Retina and Neuro-ophthalmology.
Mr. Varma has extensive Surgical experience and has performed almost 10,000 Cataract surgical procedures. He is a trainer on the Microsurgical Skills course of The Royal College of Ophthalmologist. He also co-organizer for the Advanced Phaco Study day for Trainees and trainer on Cataract Advanced Training and Simulation course. He has presented regularly at a number of National and International conferences including the ESCRS (European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery). He has also been an invited guest speaker in international conferences. He has a number of paper, poster, video presentation in various conferences. He has been co-author for a number of research paper published in International Journals.
In private sector, he has been providing a comprehensive service with a aim to provide personal care using the latest surgical techniques and Intraocular lenses some of which are not available on the NHS.
He has also been part of Charitable mission in Cambodia with the Khmer Sight foundation providing his surgical skills to the needy people of Cambodia.
Outside work he enjoys spending time with wife and son, reading and learning new Computer skills.