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Mr Rakesh Jayaswal

Consultant Ophthalmologist

MBChB, FRCS (Ed), FRCOphth

Practises at: Mount Alvernia Hospital


Personal Profile

Mr Rakesh Jayaswal specialises in cataract, refractive laser and lens surgery and corneal disease. Having completed his studies at Manchester University, he trained in surgery before embarking on his ophthalmic training. During this time, he worked at several of the major institutions including the London, Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester teaching hospitals.

He was appointed in Portsmouth to lead and develop a specialised corneal service and is able to provide all current treatments and techniques in the management of corneal and external eye disease.

Mr Jayaswal offers routine and complex micro-incisional and femtosecond laser cataract surgery and combines this with the use of premium intraocular lenses. He also specialises in corneal surgery, including full-thickness and lamellar corneal transplantation, collagen cross-linking and laser refractive surgery including LASEK and LASIK.

He was the first surgeon in the UK to perform the groundbreaking new Sulcoflex DUET Lens Exchange in November 2018. The DUET procedure involves the removal of the natural lens as performed in traditional lens exchange and cataract surgery, but instead of one intra-ocular lens being inserted, two premium lenses are used to restore vision for all distances. This new trifocal multifocal lens technology ensures complete lifelong reversibility should the health of the eye change.

In addition, Mr Jayaswal has many publications in peer-reviewed ophthalmology journals, and regularly chairs and presents at national and international conferences around the world. He has also worked as a lecturer and anatomy demonstrator for undergraduate students at various universities.

Clinical Interests

Clinical Interests

  • Cataract surgery
  • Corneal and external eye disease
  • Refractive surgery
  • Lens replacement
  • Reversible multifocal lens technology
  • Anterior segment disease
  • Dry eye
  • Keratoconus
  • Pterygium
  • Corneal dystrophies
  • Presbyopia correction
  • Recurrent erosion syndrome
  • Corneal transplantation (full thickness, lamellar and endothelial)
  • Corneal infections

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Professional Memberships

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Ophthalmologists
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons