Miss Poornima Rai

Consultant ophthalmic surgeon



Rai, Poornima

Age ranges treated

  • Adults (age 16 and above)

Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Member of British Medical Association
  • Medical Defence Union
  • General Medical Council

Current NHS / University Post

  • Consultant ophthalmic surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, since 2017
  • Honorary glaucoma lead for Moorfields South (St George’s hospital)
  • Revalidation lead for Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • CPD Moorfields representative at Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Medical training

  • Clinical research fellowship: Research study of risk factors of infection following glaucoma surgery. Funded by Moorfields Eye Charity and Friends of Moorfields
  • Clinical glaucoma fellowship, Western Eye Hospital, London
  • Clinical glaucoma fellowship, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
  • North Thames specialist registrar training, Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • Senior house officer, St Thomas’ Hospital London, King’s College Hospital London and Frimley Park Hospital
  • MS (Ophth), Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore University, India
  • MBBS, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore University, India

Research interest / experience

  • Assessing risk factors for infection following glaucoma surgery
  • Ocular surface disease in glaucoma
  • Seven years' experience of medical and surgical management of complex glaucoma

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada

Private treatment

Miss Poornima Rai also provides private care

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Last updated
14th March 2024