Dr Balasubramaniam Ilango

“ The patient’s best interest and safety are always my priority during treatment. ”

Dr Ilango graduated from medical school and went on to finish his diploma in Ophthalmology in Southern India, before relocating to the UK to complete the Higher Specialist Training Programme in the West Midlands.

This included training at St Paul's Eye Unit in Liverpool and the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Eventually, Dr Ilango went on the develop an interest in corneal surgery, and moved onto Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Dr Ilango has experience in LASIK, LASEK, cross-linking treatments, lens implants and ICL procedures, as well as femtosecond cataract surgery. His studies have been published several times over, and many of the training programmes he has set up with junior doctors have gained him recognition in the ophthalmic industry.

As well as this, Dr Ilango has set up an eye hospital in rural India, where he performs life-changing procedures on a voluntary basis.

Dr Ilango is certified as a Refractive Surgeon with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, and has been working with Ultralase since 1996.


General Medical Council

Membership Number - 4144360


Ophthalmology Experience

22 Years

Total Treatments†

Lens Surgery / Cataract ≈ 52,700
Laser Eye Surgery ≈ 7,050


Total Treatments in last 12 months†

≈ 2,739

Treatments Offered at Optimax/Ultralase

  • Lens Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)
  • Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL)
  • Xenia Corneal Lenticule Implant
  • YAG Capsulotomy
  • Lesion Surgery


Current NHS Trust

Royal Wolverhampton Hospital

Expertise / Specialist Areas

  • Corneal Transplant
  • Lens Implant
  • RLE with Multifocal/EDOF Lens Implants
  • Xenia Corneal Lenticule Implant
  • Laser Vision Correction


Success Rate: 100% *

Satisfaction Rate: 95% **

Surgeon Satisfaction Rate: 96% **


† Figures inclusive of NHS and private facility treatments.
* Percentage of patients reaching binocular unaided driving standard vision (20/40) taken from audit period 01/07/2022 to 31/12/2022.
Results taken 2 to 4 months post-op and can take 6 months to achieve final outcome.
** Satisfaction rates taken from patient surveys 01/07/2022 to 31/12/2022.
Figures accurate as of 31/07/2023.