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Mr J Barnes

Cataract surgery, squint surgery and paediatric ophthalmology.






S SanduMs Ranjit Sandhu, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Ms Sandhu undertook the vast majority of her postgraduate ophthalmic training at King’s College Hospital in London and Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, acquiring general and specialist ophthalmological experience.

She completed her Fellowship obtaining her postgraduate doctorate (MD) at University of London evaluating ocular blood flow in retinal disease, in particular Age-related Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy.

She complemented her postgraduate clinical training by completing a further Fellowship in Medical Retina and Uveitis at Moorfields Eye Hospital, an eye hospital of international acclaim.

She is an experienced cataract surgeon offering spectacle free near and distance vision with customised Multifocal and Toric lenses. She has over 15 years of experience in her specialty.

Specialities Cataract, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Vein Occlusion, Eyes Inflammation (Uveitis) and Glaucoma.

Ms SarangapaniMiss Susan Sarangapani – MB BS FRCOphth

Miss Sarangapani FRCOphth is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS foundation Trust, a University Teaching Hospital of University College London (UCL) where she specialises in Oculoplastic, Lacrimal and Orbital Surgery. She is the Clinical Lead for the Oculoplastics Service and the Acute Eye Clinic Service.

Miss Sarangapani has full specialist registration with the General Medical Council and has undergone extensive training in Ophthalmology and Oculoplastics surgery in London’s most prestigious eye hospitals. She graduated from The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine (University of London) and completed her Ophthalmology residency at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Miss Sarangapani followed this with an 18 month Fellowship at the Craniofacial Unit at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, which involved training with Plastic Surgeons, ENT and Maxillofacial Specialists as well as Oculoplastics Consultants, ensuring an extensive training in Facial and Eyelid reconstructive surgery. She then went on to complete a further 18 month Fellowship at Imperial College, London in Lacrimal and Orbital Surgery, including Tumour excision and reconstruction and Endoscopic lacrimal surgery.

She has published over 15 peer review publications and regularly presents her work at National and International Conferences. She established a dedicated Oculoplastics and Lacrimal Service at Luton and Dunstable Hospital and is committed to continuing to develop this Service.

Eyelid Surgery – blepharoplasties, ptosis surgery, cysts, tumours, eyelid malposition
Lacrimal Surgery – endoscopic DCR surgery for watering eyes
Botox – facial spasm, hemifacial spasm, migraines
Fillers – tear trough, lower eyelid volumisation
Emergency eye disorders

Mr SundaramMr Venki Sundaram, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, MD FRCOphth MRCOphth BMBCh BSc

As a leading Consultant Ophthalmologist, I strongly believe in providing the highest level of eye care for my patients. I pride myself in delivering Excellence in Eye Care at every step throughout your journey.

I gained my training and experience at world-class institutions, including Oxford University & Moorfields Eye Hospital and have since gone on to provide cataract surgery and restore vision for thousands of patients throughout my career.

As a specialist in cataract surgery, retinal conditions & glaucoma, the leading causes of vision problems, and with the help of my clinical experience and extensive research understanding, I am able to offer my patients expert advice and opinions on the latest therapies and treatments.

As well as my NHS practice, I operate out of three private practice locations including The Cobham Clinic at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital.

I have been involved with world-leading clinical trials into gene and stem cell therapies and have presented this work at major international eye conferences and some of the most prestigious medical journals. I also act on advisory panels to major international therapeutic companies.

Additionally, I am the lead author of a major ophthalmic textbook that is widely used amongst junior eye surgeons within the UK.

Having played tennis to an international level, I am able to apply my engrained habits of professionalism, constantly maintaining high standards, focus and operating in a calm manner during operations.

For more information on how you can begin your journey to better vision contact one of our team today on 01582 714451 and book your initial consultation.


  • I am a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Luton and Dunstable NHS University Hospital.
  • I graduated from Oxford University Medical School and completed my comprehensive Ophthalmology training in the London Deanery and Moorfields Eye Hospital.
  • I completed a Medical Retina Fellowship at Moorfields gaining excellent experience of retinal conditions and complex cataract surgery, at Europe’s largest eye hospital.
  • I have performed thousands of cataract operations, retinal injections and laser procedures.


  • Medical Retina (Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Eye Disease, Retinal Vein Occlusion)
  • Cataract Surgery (particularly in people with Retinal conditions)
  • Glaucoma
  • General Ophthalmic conditions

Specialist Procedures

  • Intravitreal injections (e.g. Lucentis) for retinal conditions
  • Cataract Surgery with monofocal, toric and multifocal lenses
  • Retinal Laser for Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Laser for Glaucoma


  • I spent 2 years at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields, where I was the Principal Ophthalmologist to the world’s first Gene Therapy trial for inherited retinal disease, and Europe’s first retinal Stem Cell Therapy trial, and obtained my MD research degree.
  • I have published my work in the most prestigious Ophthalmology journals and presented my research work at all the major national and international Ophthalmology conferences.
  • I am actively involved with developing retinal therapies and have been selected as a site Principal Investigator for a national study, investigating the optimum treatment for retinal vein occlusion.


  • I am the lead author of the “Training in Ophthalmology” textbook published by Oxford University Press, which is widely used by junior Ophthalmologists in this country and also abroad. This book is now in its 2nd edition.
  • I am an approved trainer of Microsurgical Skills for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, helping the next generation of ophthalmologists to develop their surgical abilities.

Family and Hobbies

  • I am married and we have 2 children.
  • I enjoy playing tennis and have competed at an international level, representing Great Britain on numerous occasions. I now represent Herts County in over 35s tennis and currently in the top 4 counties of national tennis.

My Aims and Philosophy

  • To provide the highest standard of surgery and ophthalmic expertise in a caring and informed manner.
  • To use my clinical experience and research understanding to advise patients on the most up-to-date and appropriate treatments for them.

Ms Mala SubashMiss Subash, Clinical Lead for the Retinal Vascular Occlusion Service.

Miss Subash is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Luton and Dunstable NHS Foundation Trust and is the Clinical Lead for the Retinal Vascular Occlusion Service.

She fulfilled her comprehensive Ophthalmology Residency on the North Thames and Moorfields Eye Hospital rotation giving her the opportunity to spend a few years working in Europe’s largest Eye Hospital and gain a vast amount of experience in all fields of Ophthalmology including complex cataract surgery.  Following on from this she pursued her interest in medical retina with a fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital during which she was also the main impetus for the largest modern day clinical trial addressing diabetic retinopathy and driving vision standards.  This has been recently published in a prestigious Ophthalmology journal.

She has over 20 peer-reviewed publications and has presented her work at both national and international conferences.  She is actively involved in training and education and is the educational supervisor for the trainees in her NHS Department and has been the mentor and trainer for the first nurse intravitreal injector at Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

Miss Subash feels very passionately about her work and is committed to continuing professional development and working in partnership with her patients to provide them with what she feels is the best possible care.

Areas of Interest
Medical Retina
(Age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, macular disease, etc).
Retinal Laser Treatment
Intravitreal Therapy for Retinal conditions
General Ophthalmic Conditions