Dr Balasubramaniam Ilango

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.

He has performed...

  • over 400 corneal transplant surgeries
  • over 30,000 cataract procedures
  • over 6,000 Excimer laser refractive surgeries

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.

 

Ophthalmology Experience

21 Years



Total Treatments†

Lens Surgery / Cataract ≈ 48,000
Laser Eye Surgery ≈ 6,000

 

Total Treatments in last 12 months†

≈ 3,000



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: 96% *

Satisfaction Rate: 96% **

Surgeon Satisfaction Rate: 98% **

 

† Figures inclusive of NHS and private facility treatments.

* Percentage of patients reaching binocular unaided driving standard vision (20/40) taken from audit period 01/01/2020 to 31/12/20.

Results taken 2 to 4 months post-op and can take 6 months to achieve final outcome.

** Satisfaction rates taken from patient surveys 01/01/2020 to 31/12/20.

Figures Accurate as of 08/07/2021.