Mr Patwardhan is a Consultant Eye Surgeon in Cornwall who has a special interest in the treatment of retinal diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion. He specialises in phacoemulsification cataract surgery with use of multifocal and toric lens implants.
He completed ophthalmology training in West Midlands before doing fellowship in retinal diseases and ocular inflammatory disorders at University Hospital, Bristol in 2009. He holds NHS consultant ophthalmologist post at the Royal Cornwall Hospital and provides private consultation and treatment at the Duchy hospital.
Mr Patwardhan has keen interest in research. He has published several papers in international journals and given presentations at international meetings. He has held the post of Specialty Group Lead for Peninsula Clinical Research Network for 3 years. He was Principle Investigator on global research trials such as LUMINOUS and CONSTANCE and at present he is Principle Investigator on global research trials CANDLE, SEQUOIA and SAPPHIRE.
Mr Patwardhan has good leadership and organisational skills. He helped set up a specialist Cornea unit and Eye Bank in India in 2002-2003. During this time he also performed corneal transplantation procedures. He has led many surgical eye camps performing cataract surgery in rural India. He was Specialty Director for Ophthalmology for 3 years and he currently holds Macular service clinical lead post at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He also holds memberships of American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (UKISCRS) and European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS).