Mr Manoj Kulshrestha is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Leighton Hospital in Crewe. He is the Clinical Lead and Quality Improvement Lead of the Ophthalmology Department, improving, innovating and creatively moving the department forwards with cutting edge new technology, teaching and recruitment. He has subspecialist interest in medical retinal disease including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, uveitis and retinal vein occlusions. He has expertise in treating chronic migraine patients with botulinum toxin therapy.
He has been involved as a co-investigator in a number of research studies involving intravitreal medications and dry eye disease, helping to develop a research unit at the hospital. He has been Principal Investigator for the Inject Study looking at outcomes of Jetrea for vitreomacular traction and the Perspective Study looking at outcomes of ikervis therapy for Sjorgrens syndrome.
He is the Deputy Undergraduate Tutor, facilitating the medical student curriculum for Manchester and Buckingham Medical Students at Leighton Hospital. He has been active in teaching and training middle grades and junior staff as an educational supervisor and as an appraiser. He has educated optometrists locally, nationally and internationally by lectures linking art history to medical science.
Mr Manoj Kulshrestha qualified with MB ChB from Birmingham in 1992. He worked initially in Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Midland Centre for Neurosurgery/Neurology. He was a Senior House Officer at the Royal Eye Infirmary, Plymouth and then Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre. Mr Kulshrestha was also a Lecturer in Ophthalmology at the Bristol Eye Hospital from 1996-1998.
Specialist registrar rotations were undertaken in the West Midlands and South Trent regions between 1998 and 2003 based at Birmingham and Midland Eye Hospital and Leicester Royal Infirmary. In 2004 he moved to Bronglais General Hospital in Aberystwyth and became Consultant Ophthalmologist at Leighton Hospital in Crewe in March 2018.
Previously Mr Kulshrestha has been Regional Director and Chair of Ophthalmology, Lead Clinician and Population Health Chair of Head, Neck, Eye and Skin for Hywel Dda University Health Board.
He was appointed Reader in Rural Health and Community Wellbeing at Aberystwyth University and the University of Trinity St David in Lampeter in 2013.
During his time at the Health Board he gained many staff awards for Excellence in Improving care, Best use of Resources, Care in the Community and Public Engagement. This involved setting up the macular service in the Health Board, working with and training carers in the community and organising an art trail in Aberystwyth themed around artists impressions of cataract surgery.
Mr Kulshrestha has over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals, book chapters and newspaper articles. He has also given lectures at regional, national and international level, including training of optometrists in Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki in 2015..
He has been Chair of the local Shires Symphonic Wind Orchestra in Crewe, and has coordinated local concerts which have raised money for local hospital, cancer, paediatric and dementia charities.
He aims to provide caring, compassionate care to improve the quality of life for patients by listening and collaborating with them in partnership, involving their families when necessary.
- Cataract Surgery
- Medical Retinal Disease including age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, uveitis and retinal vein occlusion
- Botulinum treatments for hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm and chronic migraine
- Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
- Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
- British Medical Association