Mr Shantanu Gudsoorkar

Mr Shantanu Gudsoorkar

Ophthalmology 05207328


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About me

Mr. Gudsoorkar is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in small incision cataract surgery with premium lens implants , retinal disorders and uveitis. This is reflected in his practice based at Musgrove Park Hospital and Nuffield Hospital, Taunton.

Whilst training in Wales, Mr Gudsoorkar worked in large tertiary referral eye centres at Cardiff and Swansea. Following further two years of subspecialty fellowship training in Medical Retina and Uveitis at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and Bristol Eye Hospital, he was appointed as a consultant in Taunton.

Mr. Gudsoorkar provides patient focused cataract surgery for their specific visual needs and has completed more than 3000 surgeries. He performs sutureless cataract surgery with options of premium intraocular lens implants. These include Toric lenses to correct astigmatism and Multifocal lenses allowing patients to become spectacle independent after cataract surgery.

Mr Gudsoorkar also performs refractive lens exchange for patients over the age of 50. Use of multifocal lenses in this procedure can correct both near and

intermediate sight, in addition to the distance vision.

He specialises in the management of medical retinal disorders including age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disorders. He has extensive experience of using pattern and micropulse /subliminal lasers, intravitreal therapies (anti VEGFand steroids).

Mr. Gudsoorkar set up and leads the Uveitis service in Taunton. He is the only consultant in Somerset offering intravitreal steroids , oral immunosuppression and biologic treatment for patients with complex ocular inflammations. This unique combination of medicaland surgical expertise makes him well placed to perform cataract surgery in these patients needing consultant led care.

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Medical procedures

Cataract Surgery with Premium Intraocular Lens implants
Toric lenses, Multifocal lens implant
Refractive Lens exchange
Cataract Surgery in Diabetics and Ocular inflammation
Diabetic Retinopathy & Retinal Vascular diseases
Intravitreal therapies (Anti VEGF- Eylea ,Lucentis ,Avastin)
Intravitreal Steroids (Ozurdex ,IIuvien)
Retinal Laser ( Pattern and Micropulse/Subliminal laser
Uveitis and Oral Immunosuppression
YAG capsulotomy
YAG iridotomy
Retinal laser for retinal tears
Retinal Laser for diabetic retinopathy
Micropulse laser for Diabetic Macular oedema & Central Serous retinopathy
Removal of lid lesions /Cysts
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Special interests
Sutureless Cataract Surgery
Premium Lens Implants ( Toric and Multifocal Lens implants )
Cataract surgery in Retinal diseases
Cataract Surgery in Ocular inflammation
Medical Retinal Diseases
Diabetic retinopathy and Diabetic macular oedema
Retinal vascular disorders
Retinal Vein Occlusions and Cystoid macular oedema
Age related macular degeneration
Central serous retinopathy
Retinal Laser therapy
Intravitreal AntiVEGF injections ( Eylea ,Lucentis & Avastin)
Intravitreal Steroid injections ( Ozurdex and Iluvien)
Uveitis and Ocular inflammatory diseases
Systemic Immunosuppression and Intravitreal therapies
General Ophthalmic problems ( Dry Eye , Lid cysts , Blepharitis , Glaucoma )

Areas of interest

Cataract Surgery,
Premium Intraocular Lens implants,
Toric Implants,
Extended depth of Focus ( Multifocal Implants ),
YAG capsulotomy,
Intravitreal therapies (Anti VEGF & Steroids),
Retinal Laser,
Cataract Surgery in diabetics and Ocular inflammation,
Uveitis and Oral Immunosuppression,
Diabetic Retinopathy,
Retinal Vascular diseases,
Age Related Macular Degeneration,

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Procedures completed

  • C7122

    Ultrasound phacoemulsification of cataract, with lens implant - unilateral (including topical or local anaesthetic) - (1-5)

    Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital (1-5)

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