Eye Wales, A Better Vision Of The Future.

We offer a wide range of high quality eye care treatments.

Eye Wales is conveniently located at Parkway Clinic in Swansea, South Wales. By choosing Eye Wales you will benefit from the modern and comfortable purpose built private hospital staffed by the best clinicians in the area.

We offer modern diagnostics, medical treatments, surgery and care for patients with acute eye problems and long term eye conditions. Our eye specialists bring a wealth of dedication and expertise, and are committed to providing the highest quality treatment and care for their patients.

At Eye Wales our primary focus is to deliver the highest standard of care in a safe and relaxed environment. We pride ourselves on being friendly and approachable at all times.

Our professional and dedicated team will advise, guide and reassure you through every step of your eye care journey.

We promise to treat you with respect, understanding and compassion at all times, and our skills and expertise mean you are in the best possible hands.

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About Eye Wales
Mrs. Bharati Vusirikala (MBBS, MRCOphth, FRCOphth) / GMC: 5197362
Mrs. Bharati Vusirikala (MBBS, MRCOphth, FRCOphth) / GMC: 5197362 Specialising in Oculoplastic procedures- Blepharoplasty, Ptosis, Eyelid malposition correction, Cataract surgery (Phacoemulsification)
Mrs. Bharati Vusirikala currently works as a Consultant Ophthalmologist in Singleton Hospital, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot Hospital. She qualified in India in 1997, did her Ophthalmic training in Wales, and then went on to do fellowships in Oculoplastics at Cardiff and Cambridge.
As a full time NHS consultant she deals with patients with oculoplastic, adnexal and ocular surface problems on a daily basis, as well as being an experienced cataract surgeon covering both routine and complex cataract surgeries. She also treats adult patients with Glaucoma…..

, Diabetic Retinopathy and other general ophthalmology problems routinely in her clinics. She performs laser procedures for diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and other conditions.

She has been involved in training future Ophthalmologists as part of her role as a Royal College tutor and educational supervisor since 2012 and is currently the audit lead for the Ophthalmology department.

Mr. David Janicek (MUDr) / GMC: 6105515
Mr. David Janicek (MUDr) / GMC: 6105515Consultant Ophthalmologist specialising in Cataract Removal
Mr David Janicek is an NHS consultant ophthalmologist based at Singleton Hospital in Swansea. His main field is general ophthalmology, and he specialises in Cataract Removal.
He graduated from medical school in Olomouc, in the Czech Republic, in 1998, where he trained until he moved to Swansea in 2005. He was appointed as a consultant in November 2011 and his subspeciality interests are cataract surgery and general ophthalmology.
Mr. Mario J Saldanha (FRCS, FRCOphth, DO) / GMC: 6076440
Mr. Mario J Saldanha (FRCS, FRCOphth, DO) / GMC: 6076440Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon
Mr. Mario J Saldanha is currently a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Singleton Hospital, Swansea as well as a director of Eye Wales. He holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer position with Cardiff University. He graduated from Medicine in 1996. He has over 20 years experience in ophthalmology working in a variety of eminent Ophthalmic centres in the UK and Internationally.

He has completed a prestigious fellowship at the University of Toronto in Cornea and Refractive Surgery, where he helped pioneer the technique of Cornea Transplantation, Lamellar Keratoplasty (DMEK) through keyhole access (without any stitches).

He is the only Cornea sub specialist providing expertise to the population of Swansea Bay and Hywel Da health boards. He is the only Surgeon in all of Wales who offers Cross-linking for Keratoconus using the Accelerated cross-linking protocol.

He is a member of various national and international Ophthalmic societies. He is invited faculty to teach cornea transplantation techniques at the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the European Board of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He has contributed numerous chapters and articles in various textbooks and academic journals.

He has recently been invited to join the board of the UKISCRS committee (UK’s cataract and refractive society).

He is a specialist in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

He offers Multifocal Lenses, Refractive Lens Exchange, IPCL’s and Refractive Surgery.

Mr. Sidath Wijetilleka (BSc MBBS FRCOphth) / GMC: 7090267
Mr. Sidath Wijetilleka (BSc MBBS FRCOphth) / GMC: 7090267Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in Vitreous, Retinal and Complex Cataract Surgery.
A University College London graduate, and recipient of the Sir Thomas Lewis prize in 2010, Mr. Wijetilleka has gained a wealth of experience working across London before pursuing a career in Ophthalmology. Following seven years of Ophthalmic Specialist training in South Wales, Mr. Wijetilleka gained Advanced Fellowship Training in Vitreoretinal surgery…..

at Europe’s largest teaching hospital, St James’ in Leeds. Mr. Wijetilleka has a particular interest in utilising new laser and intravitreal injection strategies in the management of retinal conditions.

He is one of the few pioneering practitioners with training in the latest small gauge minimally invasive surgical techniques in the management of complex vitreoretinal conditions.

These include issues such as implant lens exchanges, secondary lenses and cases which have had difficult first procedures.

These include issues such as implant lens exchanges, secondary lenses, and cases which have had difficult first procedures.

Currently working as a Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon at Singleton Hospital and as an Honorary Clinical Tutor at Swansea University, Mr Wijetilleka has a passion for training new surgeons and supervising ophthalmic trainees.

Dedicated to upholding high levels of excellence in the field, he works as an Examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Mr. Wijetilleka is avidly engaged in research, and has been widely published in international journals, regularly contributing to academic literature on his specialist field of vitreoretinal surgery. He was the recipient of the prestigious British, and Irish Vitreoretinal Surgeons.

Research Grant for work on quantifying metamorphopsia in macular disease. He is a reviewer for several ophthalmic journals, and lectures regularly to optometrists and General Practitioners.

Mr Wijetilleka is renowned for his caring attitude and patient centred care. In particular his ability to offer bespoke surgery tailored to the individuals needs.

Mr Michael Austin MB BCh (Wales), FRCS, FRCOphth, PCME, FHEA / GMC 2825775
Mr Michael Austin MB BCh (Wales), FRCS, FRCOphth, PCME, FHEA / GMC 2825775Cataract and Glaucoma Surgeon
Mr Mike Austin is an NHS consultant ophthalmologist at Singleton Hospital, Swansea Bay University Health Board. His main field is adult ophthalmology and his specialities include glaucoma, cataract surgery and medical education.

After qualification from the Welsh National School of Medicine in 1983, Mr Mike Austin’s initial training was in University Hospital of Wales and the Accident and Emergency Department of Cardiff Royal Infirmary. After appointments in the Mersey Regional Neurosciences Centre, Liverpool and General Medicine in Macclesfield, his specialist training in Ophthalmology took him to St. Paul’s Eye Hospital, Liverpool, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and University Hospital, Nottingham.

His sub-specialist training in glaucoma was as a research fellow at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and as a senior registrar at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. Mr. Austin has been a consultant ophthalmologist in Swansea since 1995 where his main clinical interests have been in the further development of the local glaucoma services, bringing in new multidisciplinary and virtual clinics years before they were common in the rest of the UK. In addition to outpatient care, he undertakes laser and major surgical interventions for glaucoma.

His experience of small incision phacoemulsification cataract surgery goes back to its adoption in UK mainstream practice in the 1990s and various technological advances up to the present day. He has undertaken his share of the local general ophthalmic routine and emergency workload throughout his consultant career.

His other main interests are in medical education and clinical pathways development. He is an honorary senior clinical lecturer with School of Medicine, Swansea University and has set up teaching in basic sciences and clinical ophthalmology for undergraduate medical students of Swansea and Cardiff Universities. Between 2012 and 2018 he served as Royal College of Ophthalmologists Regional Advisor in Wales and Wales Postgraduate Deanery Faculty Lead for Ophthalmology Specialist Training.

His research interests have concentrated on the diagnosis and management of glaucoma, with an emphasis on early diagnosis and team working with allied professions, which he has championed from various roles in association with Welsh Government and NHS Wales national leadership.

 Mr. Luke Anderson (MBChB FRCOphth ) / GMC: 6052669
Mr. Luke Anderson (MBChB FRCOphth ) / GMC: 6052669Cataract and Glaucoma Surgeon
Luke Anderson is a cataract and glaucoma specialist. He is the clinical lead for Ophthalmology in Swansea Bay University Health Board and a director of Eye Wales.
He qualified from Leicester University in 2002 and then worked in Australia before undertaking Ophthalmic higher surgical training in Hampshire and then Wales.

Luke completed his Cataract and Glaucoma surgical training at the University Hospital of Wales. He then became the Glaucoma Lead for the Cwm Taf University Health Board before joining Swansea Bay University Health Board.

He has held several training positions in the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, including serving on the Ophthalmic Training Group, the Curriculum Subcommittee and the Steering Group for the College’s e-Portfolio. He was a founding member of the College’s Surgical Simulation Group.

He is the chair of both theTask and Finish Group for reviewing the National Pathway for Glaucoma in Wales, and the chair of the Ophthalmic IT Committee for Swansea Bay.

Luke’s ophthalmic work has been published in peer review journals, and he has published several clinical apps on the Apple iStore, including a neuro-ophthalmic simulator. He has had patents granted in the field of digital assessment of vision in Europe, Japan and US.

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