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Mr. Ajai Tyagi

Specialist interests: Vitreoretinal disease and surgery.


Mr. Tyagi obtained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 1994. He completed his Registrar training in Ophthalmology at The Birmingham & Midlands Eye Centre (BMEC) and his training in Vitreoretinal Surgery at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He undertook an Observership at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore in 2001, to study new surgical techniques. Following that he was one of the early surgeons in the UK to perform complex surgeries such as macular translocations.

Mr. Tyagi was appointed as Consultant Ophthalmologist at BMEC in 2001. This is a university teaching hospital and the second largest eye hospital in UK. He trains surgeons from across the world in vitreoretinal surgery and is referred patients from across the country. He has presented at international conferences and has published original research papers in prestigious medical journals. He has also been the Chief investigator / Principle investigator for clinical trials studying new drugs for retinal diseases.

He obtained his MBA with Distinction from the Aston Business School in 2010. Since 2010 he has held senior management roles including Clinical Director and Group Director at the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre and Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust. His outside interests include cricket, golf and travelling.

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London
  • General Medical Council
  • Midlands Ophthalmology Society
  • British Medical Association

Mr Tyagi accepts specialist referral for the following:

  • Vitreoretinal surgery: retinal detachment, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, diabetic retinopathy
  • Intravitreal injections and laser treatment: macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion and diabetic retinopathy
  • General ophthalmology