Manu Mathew

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

, Chesterfield and Sheffield

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Manu Mathew: Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in Chesterfield and Sheffield

Manu Mathew, a renowned ophthalmic consultant, is an expert in cataract and lens replacement. His private ophthalmic surgery practice is based in Chesterfield with consulting rooms also available in Sheffield. The Wheatbridge Surgery facility in Chesterfield has the most up-to-date diagnostic tools to provide a rapid and precise diagnosis.


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About Manu Mathew

Ophthalmology is always Manu's vocation as an enduring medical pupil since it was a difficult fusion of the exacting technical accuracy of surgery with the subtle human connection found in medicine.

Mr Manu keeps finding inspiration in the way that ocular procedures can dramatically enhance a patient's health and quality of life in a very short time.

Mr Manu values the relationships he has developed at all times with patients who had chronic eye diseases; through follow-up care.

Mr. Manu Mathew, a highly qualified ophthalmologist, is a graduate of the University of Madras from JIPMER in Pondicherry, India, and previously served as a consultant ophthalmologist at Sankara Nethralaya in Chennai, India. After completing his training at several UK teaching hospitals, such as the Tennent Institute (University of Glasgow) and Queen's Medical Center (University of Nottingham), he accepted a position as a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

In order to concentrate on his private practice, Mr. Manu Mathew, a former consultant ophthalmologist at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, relinquished his post in 2021

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Clinical experience

Manu Mathew with his 30+ years of professional expertise, performed over 25,000+ successful ophthalmic procedures in cataract/lens replacement, refractive surgery, cornea and glaucoma surgery

Skillful in performing cataract and lens surgery with special lenses to help achieve complete spectacle independence after cataract surgery (for both distance and near vision) using premium multifocal, hybrid and toric lens to correct excessive astigmatism

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Conditions & Treatments

  • Manu Mathew offers a range of surgical and non-surgical modern ophthalmic treatments for specialized areas in Ophthalmology such as Refractive Cataract, Lens, YAG & Laser Vision Correction
  • He specialises in:
  • Microincision cataract surgery & lens implant
  • Refractive lens surgery
  • General ophthalmology
  • Second opinion & medico-legal reports
  • Presbyopia

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Clinical interests

Manu Mathew is specialized in cataract removal and lens replacement (intraocular lens implants). He holds an extensive range of experience in the management of complex cases in his sub-specialties.

Manu is devoted to extending the expertise of eye surgery outside the confines of his own clinic.

He has a strong commitment about giving fellows and residents, the tools they need in developing their skills to become outstanding surgeons.

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Research interests

Manu 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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