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Dr CT Pillai
Dr CT Pillai
MD DO, FRCS(Edin), FRCOpth (UK)
Ophthalmology
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General Medical Council: 3517198

LANGUAGES

english, tamil, malayalam

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Ophthalmology

About

Dr Pillai founded Advanced Vision Care after amassing a lifetime’s experience in refractive surgery as a consultant for several well-known clinics in the UK and as a consultant ophthalmic surgeon for numerous NHS hospitals in the UK and hospitals in India.


Dr Pillai wealth of knowledge is unsurpassed as he is one of the few surgeons in the country to have both a corneal and refractive fellowship. He has over 25 years of ophthalmic experience and has performed over 30,000 LASIK, LASEK and PRK laser procedures. He is considered to be one of the most experienced laser eye surgeons in his field. His surgical skills and record of very low complication rates have been widely applauded in specialist journals such as Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Eye, IOVS, Optician and Cosmetic Surgery.


Dr Pillai expertise and service are in regular demand, he presents papers and lectures at national and international refractive conferences and is extensively published in peer-reviewed journals.


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Medical Procedures

  • Advanced Wavefront Intralase LASIK 
  • Advanced Wavefront LASEK 
  • PRK laser treatment
  • Keratoconus treatments - Collagen Cross Linking and Corneal Implants

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Special Interests


  • Eye problems
  • Excimer laser eye surgery
  • Visual impairment
  • Keratoconus
  • Corneal issues and disease
  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Corneal vascularisation 
  • Uveitis 
  • Amniotic membrane transplantation

 

 

 

 

Education

Education:

•    Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (1990)
•    Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (1989)
•    Diploma in Ophthalmology, Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow (1988)
•    Diploma in Ophthalmology, Madras University, India (1982)
•    Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Madras University, India (1980)


Memberships:

•    Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCO – UK)
•    Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
•    British Society of Refractive Surgery (BSRS – UK)
•    British Medical Association (BMA)
•    American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO – UK)
•    Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO – USA)
•    American Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS – USA)
•    International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS)
•    European Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS)

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Excellent clinician. Extremely competent, great communication skills. As a doctor myself I felt like I was very well cared for and in safe hands.
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30-08-2019
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Very professional and experienced
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The surgery was quick and comfortable. I was informed about every step
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Mr Pillai is clearly an expert in his field and put me at ease immediately. I was nervous before the procedure but he was confident and calm, took me through what he was going to do in detail and talked to me throughout. I was also hugely grateful when a couple of weeks after the surgery (when I had rubbed something into my eye and was panicking about the blurriness) he saw me same-day out of clinic hours to check nothing sinister was going on, provide alternative drops and advice, and reassurance. Very impressed with his expertise and manner- i would definitely recommend him
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Dr. Pillai has been fantastic - cool, calm and collected at all times. I felt totally confident in his care and knew that there was no one better suited for me in the industry. It was a no brainer.
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14-08-2019
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I couldn't ask for anyone better ! Truly one of the best specialists I have come across. He so lovely!
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His professional approach made me fell comfortable and secure during the operation
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Dr Pillai was very professional and explained everything perfectly. As constructive criticism he seemed a bit hurried.
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31-07-2019
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Everything went smoothly, the surgeon was wonderful along with the lovely staff.
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24-07-2019
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I was made very comfortable by Dr Pillai, he was very professional and reassuring. The Operation did not take too long and did not hurt at all! I was never expecting to be able to see properly after years of glasses and an year after my surgery with Dr Pillai my vision is absolutely amazing!
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19-07-2019
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Peer Recommendations

BY ms Marion Yau

13-02-2019
Mr Pillai is a meticulous ophthalmic surgeon with a very friendly and open approach with his patients. His knowledge, dedication and integrity is highly regarded amongst peers. He is passionate in sharing his expertise and training emerging surgeons in the field of corneal refractive surgery. He is a surgeon who I would trust for myself and for my own patients.
For specialty: Ophthalmology
For procedures: Laser Eye Surgery
Connection: I have looked after their patients

BY dr Goran Helgason

13-04-2019
Mr Pillai is a very highly regarded surgeon who is a joy to work with. He is extremely popular and giving with patients. He takes the time to talk to his patients and ensure they approached their surgery fully informed and aware of their options. His results are excellent and as such a large number of patients come to him through personal recommendation. I am proud to work with him and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him on every level.
For specialty: Ophthalmology
For procedures: Laser Eye Surgery
Connection: Is a colleague
Mr Pillai is a driven, caring and highly accomplished ophthalmologist and laser surgeon. I would gladly have him treat my friends and family. With his extensive training and experience he makes surgery look easy. His ability combined with confidence and approachability make him an excellent colleague to work with and someone who I would highly recommend. He takes pride in the quality of his work. He is valuable and generous in training eye surgeons of the future.
For specialty: Ophthalmology
For procedures: Laser Eye Surgery
Connection: Is a colleague