About Mr Jayaswal

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Mr Rakesh Jayaswal


Specialist in Cornea, Cataract, Refractive Laser & Lens Surgery

Mr Jayaswal is a full time Consultant Eye Surgeon based at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth. Graduating from Manchester University, Mr Jayaswal is a leading corneal specialist who is at the forefront of new, innovative techniques to treat many corneal conditions and deliver complex cataract and refractive laser and lens surgery.

Mr Jayaswal is also a founding member of laser eye surgery clinic group, LaserVision.

Recognised Expert

Recognised expertise in:

  • Corneal transplantation surgery including Ultra-Thin DSAEK and DMEK
  • Corneal collagen cross-linking treatment for keratoconus
  • Advanced topography guided laser eye surgery for keratoconus
  • Laser vision correction and therapeutic laser vision correction
  • Cataract and refractive cataract surgery including multifocal, accommodative and toric lens implantation
  • Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract and Lens Exchange
  • KAMRA Corneal Inlay

More details about Rakesh

Rakesh Jayaswal
Eye Surgeon. Cornea, Cataract, Refractive Laser and Lens Specialist.

Mr Jayaswal is a Consultant Eye Surgeon based at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth. Graduating from Manchester University, Mr Jayaswal is a leading corneal specialist who is at the forefront of new, innovative techniques to treat many corneal conditions and deliver complex cataract and refractive laser and lens surgery. He is also a founding member of laser eye surgery clinic group, LaserVision.

A highly trained, full time consultant eye surgeon based at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, Mr Jayaswal practices from a variety of hospitals in the South East.

Having trained initially in general surgery, he then commenced his ophthalmic training with a lecturers’ post at the University of Sheffield. He gained further experience in training posts based in St. Georges Hospital, London and the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham. After completing his training to become a consultant, Rakesh then undertook specialist fellowship training in cornea and refractive surgery at the  world famous Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.

Rakesh Jayaswal

Appointed in 2009 to his consultant post, Mr Jayaswal has led the corneal service, introducing many new techniques, including lamellar and endothelial corneal transplants and the latest innovative techniques for the treatment of keratoconus.  He specialises in the treatment of complex corneal and anterior segment disease as well as cataract and refractive surgery.

He is a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London and the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, and a member of the American and European Society of Refractive Surgeons. He has several papers in peer review journals and has presented in over 30 national and international meetings over the years.

My Jayaswal is a highly regarded peer and has given presentations at many industry events and conferences including the American Academy of Ophthalmologists, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, EuCornea, European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons, Royal Society of Medicine, London, ARVO, EVER, Oxford Congress and at the UK & Eire Glaucoma Society Meeting.

Qualifications, Training and Memberships

MBChB 1997
FRCS(Ed) 2007
FRCOphth 2008

Manchester University Medical School

South West Thames Rotation

Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham

Corneal and Refractive Surgery at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
Recognised as a specialist in corneal and refractive surgery by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London
Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
American Academy of Ophthalmologists

Procedures Performed

Procedures Performed
Laser Eye Surgery

Lens Surgery 
Cataract, Refractive Lens Exchange, FemtoSecond Laser Assisted Lens Exchange (FLACS), Phakic IOL, Implantable Contact Lens, Piggyback IOLs, Advanced IOLs and Laser optimisation after lens insertion, Iris-clip, iris sutured IOLs, Scleral fixated sutured posterior chamber intra-ocular lenses, Piggyback IOL to correct residual refractive error after previous cataract surgery

Presbyopia Surgery
KAMRA, Blended vision, Refractive Lens Exchange

Corneal Grafts
DMEK, Ultra-Thin DSAEK, DALK, Femtosecond DALK, PK, Femtosecond PK, ALTK

CXLink, Corneal Segments, LaserLink, Corneal Graft, Femtosecond Laser Assisted Corneal Graft

Corneal Surface 
Amniotic membrane, Pterygium surgery, PTK for Recurrent Erosion Syndrome and Band Keratopathy

Key Achievements

Key Achievements:

  • Clinical lead for anterior segment and corneal surgery at QAH with more than 15 years experience in intra-ocular surgery
  • Surgeon trainer for Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at QAH
  • Internationally recognised expert in corneal transplant surgery
  • Performed the first Ziemer Z8 Femtosecond laser cataract surgery in the UK
  • Introduced Collagen Cross Linking to Surrey and Hampshire in 2010
  • One of the few surgeons performing DMEK surgery in the UK
  • The first UK surgeon to use new Gebauer Microkeratome stainless steel head, resulting in ultra-thin graft lenticules.
  • Founder and Medical Director for LaserVision UK.
  • Manchester Royal Eye Hospital Clinical Fellowship (18m) trained laser refractive surgeon, cataract and corneal transplant surgeon
  • Trained under the tutorship of Professor Harminder Dua in Nottingham, a world famous corneal expert
  • Regular presenter at International meetings

Why Choose Rakesh Jayaswal?

One of the most important factors that influence the outcome of surgery is your surgeon. Therefore it is important that you choose an experienced surgeon for your treatment.

Mr Jayaswal has been performing cataract, corneal and refractive surgery for over 15 years, and has done many thousands of procedures with an exceptionally low complication rate. All the procedures he performs are proven and backed by extensive research and has built up an excellent reputation for personable, expert care, proven by many patient to patient and word of mouth referrals.

An advocate for precision and meticulous results, Mr Jayaswal uses only the latest technology and lens implants, including the very latest Ziemer Z8 Femtosecond laser technology for the best possible results. He continues to innovate surgical techniques and works from several eminent private hospitals using state-of-the-art equipment for the safety and benefit of his patients.

Visual outcomes are directly dependent on several factors including the skill of the surgeon. Meticulous planning, precision and efficiency both before and during surgery lead to more rapid resolution of vision and reduced complication rates.

With a posterior capsular rupture complication rate of just 0.003%, (n=3779), this is over 178 times lower than the published average in the literature. Furthermore, the surgical times are minimal, with the average cataract procedure lasting less than 5 minutes for standard cataract surgery and just over 9 minutes for femtosecond laser assisted surgery. During corneal endothelial transplantation, patient are often the operating table for less than 15 minutes.

Mr Jayaswal will see you personally at the consultation, and he will carry out and supervise every aspect of your treatment and care.

  • Over 16 years in Ophthalmology experience
  • Consultant and clinical lead for cornea and anterior segment in the NHS.
  • Innovator in surgical techniques
  • Has performed many thousands of cataract, corneal and refractive procedures with a very low complication rate
  • Uses state of the art equipment in pre-eminent private hospitals
  • Highly qualified holding a medical degree, Fellowship of the Royal College and specialist registration
  • Founder and Medical Director for LaserVision UK

Current Memberships & Affiliations:

  • American Society of Refractive and Cataract Surgery
  • European Society of Refractive and Cataract Surgery
  • British Society of Refractive Surgery
  • Ocular Tissue Standards and Audit Group, UK Transplant
  • Medical Director – LaserVision UK

About LaserVision

Mr Jayaswal is a founding member of laser eye surgery clinic group, LaserVision. The LaserVision group was set up to offer state-of-the-art laser vision correction treatment with a focus on patient care, personalised treatment and attention to detail.

LaserVision’s ethos is to provide the very best in laser vision correction, refractive lens implants and corneal medical and surgical care by corneal specialists in the field who have advanced training in corneal and refractive surgery.

The main focus is  on delivering a personal, unrivalled patient experience including; ensuring patients are always seen by the Consultant, from their first consultation, on to treatment and through to their aftercare. Each consultation, treatment and aftercare plan is also individually tailored to each patient to ensure the best results following treatment.

Founded at the Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital, LaserVision’s has now been expanded across the country with clinics now located in the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield..



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