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Manu Mathew

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

, Chesterfield and Sheffield

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Manu Mathew: Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in Chesterfield and Sheffield

Renowned Ophthalmic Consultant Manu Mathew is a specialist in cataract/lens replacement. His private ophthalmic surgery practice is based in Chesterfield with consulting rooms also available in Sheffield. The clinic at Wheatbridge Surgery in Chesterfield contains the latest diagnostic equipment to enable an immediate and accurate diagnosis.


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About Manu Mathew

Mr Manu Mathew was formerly the Consultant Ophthalmologist at Chesterfield Royal Hospital but relinquished this post in 2021 to concentrate on his private practice.

A highly-skilled eye doctor, Mr Mathew is a graduate of JIPMER, Pondicherry, India (University of Madras) and worked as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India. He subsequently trained at a number of teaching hospitals in the UK, including the Tennent Institute (University of Glasgow) and Queen’s Medical Centre (University of Nottingham), prior to taking up his post as a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Clinical experience

Mr Manu Mathew has a wide range of experience in cataract/lens replacement, cornea and glaucoma surgery with over 15,000 successful operations completed over the last 20 years. He performs cataract surgery with special lenses to help achieve complete spectacle independence after surgery (for both distance and near vision) using premium multifocal, monofocal and toric lens to correct excessive astigmatism. The most suitable lens and lens strength will be advised after the pre-surgery examination.

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Conditions & Treatments

Mr Mathew offers a range of surgical and non-surgical modern ophthalmic treatments for eye problems such as cataracts, glaucoma, squint, diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration.

He specialises in:

  • Microincision cataract surgery and lens implant (phaco emulsification)
  • Refractive lens surgery including clear lens extraction (multifocal or monofocal IOL implants)
  • Glaucoma screening, management and treatment (including laser and surgery)
  • Corneal Diseases
  • General ophthalmology
  • Second opinion and medico-legal report

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Clinical interests

Mr Mathew’s specialism is cataract removal and lens replacement (intraocular lens implants). He will also advise on the diagnosis of retinal problems such as those that can occur as a result of diabetic eye disease, presbyopia (long sightedness) and in reading glasses reduction.

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Research interests

Mr Mathew has published widely in peer reviewed journals. The following is a sample of his work:

  • Is there an effect of perioperative blood pressure on intraoperative complications during phacoemulsification surgery under local anaesthesia? Agarwal PK, Mathew M, Virdi M. Eye 2010 Jul;24(7):1186-92.
  • “Quality of life after limbal transplants.” Miri A, Mathew M, Dua HS. Ophthalmology. 2010 Mar;117(3):638, 638.e1-3·
  • "Rings around cones” Said DG, Ho S, Mathew M, Alomar T, Dua HS. Br J Ophthalmol. 2009 Apr;93(4):423, 545.
  • “Diffuse keratoconjunctival proliferation: a novel clinical manifestation.”Said DG, Mathew M, Shaikh MY, Maharajan VS, Lowe J, Dua HS. Arch Ophthalmol. 2008 Sep;126(9):1226-32.
  • Multidetector Computed tomographic angiography in isolated third nerve palsies. Mathew MR, Teasdale EM, McFadzean  RM, Ophthalmology 2008 Aug;115(8):1411-5.
  • Alcohol delamination of the corneal epithelium for recalcitrant recurrent corneal erosion syndrome: a prospective study of efficacy and safety. Singh RP, Mathew M, Dua HS. Br J Ophthalmol. 2007 Jul;91(7):908-11.


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Professional details


MBBS, MSc, MMedSci, DipNB (Ophth), MNAMS, FRCS (Edin., Glasg.), FRCOphth

Qualified in 1990 in India

Registrations and licensing

  • General Medical Council (GMC)

    Registration no.: 5203834
    Date of registration: 05-Dec-2001

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Memberships and associations

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