Mr. Callear (MB BS, BSc, FRCOphth) is a full-time Consultant Ophthalmologist. He received Medical training and a Bachelor of Science degree at University of London. He has a broad experience base in general ophthalmology from his training in Birmingham and Cambridge with interests in small incision cataract surgery and Vitreoretinal surgery. Together with Mr. Tarek Hammam he provides a retina service for retinal detachment, macular hole and epiretinal membrane for Shropshire and Mid-Wales. Since becoming a Consultant in 1999, Mr. Callear has continued to conduct a research programme for junior doctors, and has had several publications in this area. Mr. Callear has been audit lead for Ophthalmology for 12 years. He undertakes continuous prospective audit of his entire vitreo-retinal work-load and entire cataract surgery workload to ensure his practice is in line with the nationally set standard.
Mr. Callear is also a trustee for the Shropshire and Mid-Wales Head and Neck charity.
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Mr. Craig ( MB ChB, DO, FRCOphth) specialises in micro-incision cataract surgery, corneal and glaucoma surgery and has broad experience and expertise in all aspects of general Ophthalmology. He trained as an eye specialist in the North of England, Scotland and at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, where he was fortunate enough to be appointed to a prestigious Fellowship in Corneal and Cataract Surgery working under Prof JKG Dart. Mr. Craig joined The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust in 1997. He has a longstanding interest in the development and refinement of new surgical techniques. He introduced Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK), a new form of corneal transplantation to the UK in 2008. He also introduced micro-incision cataract surgery to the West Midlands. Mr Craig has published several research papers on corneal and cataract surgery and has lectured on many occasions, at regional and national meetings about his work.
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Mr. Hammam (MB ChB, MA, FRCS (Ed. Opht)) is a full-time Consultant Ophthalmologist. He qualified from Alexandria University Egypt in 1989, and initially trained in Egypt before moving to the UK in 1998. After specialist registrar rotation at West of Scotland Deanery and Advanced Subspecialty training in surgical retina at Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology in Glasgow, he worked for 2 years as a consultant Ophthalmologist at Southampton University Hospital.
Mr. Hammam has particular expertise in vitrectomy under local anaesthesia as day cases.
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After Medical School, Mr.Viswanathan obtained a masters degree in Ophthalmic surgery in India. He subsequently moved to the UK and underwent further ophthalmology training in London gaining Membership and Fellowship of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London. Mr Viswanathan also completed a retinal Fellowship encompassing high-volume vitreo-retinal surgical experience.
Before being appointed as a Consultant Eye Surgeon at Shrewsbury & Telford NHS Trust in 2017, Mr Viswanathan was appointed as a Consultant Eye Surgeon at Apollo Hospitals, the leading private health care provider in India for 6 years, where he gained further experience treating surgical and medical retinal patients in addition to undertaking a high volume of cataract surgeries.
Mr Viswanathan’s areas of expertise include
• Cataract and cataract surgeries in the presence of retinal disorders
• Vitreoretinal surgeries e.g. retinal detachment, macular holes, epiretinal membranes
• Medical retina disorders like diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions, age-related macular degeneration
Mr Viswanathan is one of the educational supervisors at SaTH and he is actively involved in the training of junior eye surgeons. He is member of various ophthalmologist associations and has presented both nationally and internationally.
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