Mr.Viswanathan graduated from the Medical University in Chennai, following which he obtained a Master 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 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 when he gained further experience treating surgical and medical retinal patients in addition to undertaking a high volume of cataract surgery. He was also involved in training retinal fellows.

Mr.Viswanathan’s areas of expertise include:

  • Cataract and Cataract surgery in the presence of retinal disorders, Complex cataract surgery.
  • Retinal surgeries like macular holes, epiretinal membrane, retinal detachment.
  • Medical retina disorders like diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, age-related macular degeneration.
  • Glaucoma treatment

Apart from his clinical work, Mr. Viswanathan is an educational supervisor, and actively involved in the training of junior eye surgeons. He is a member of various ophthalmologist associations and has presented at national and international meetings. He credits his teachers, mentors and patients, for his principles and medical expertise which forms the foundation for his practise.