Mr Rakesh Jayaswal

Mr Rakesh Jayaswal MBChB FRCOphth FRCS (Ed)

Cornea, Cataract, Anterior Segment, Refractive Laser & Lens Surgery

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Rakesh Jayaswal is a highly trained, full time consultant eye surgeon based at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, specialising in cornea, complex cataract and refractive laser and lens surgery.

Having trained initially in general surgery, Rakesh then commenced his ophthalmic training with a lecturers’ post at the University of Sheffield. He gained further experience in residency posts based in Moorfields at St. Georges Hospital, London and the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham. After completing his training to become a consultant, Rakesh then undertook fellowship training in cornea and refractive surgery at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.

Appointed in 2009 to his consultant post, Rakesh has led the corneal service, introducing several new techniques, including corneal lamellar and endothelial transplants and latest innovative techniques for the treatment of keratoconus.  Rakesh specialises in the treatment of complex corneal and anterior segment disease as well as cataract and refractive surgery.

He is a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London and the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, and a member of the American and European Society of Refractive Surgeons. He has several papers in peer review journals and has presented in over 30 national and international meetings over the years.


MBChB 1997

FRCS (Ed) 2007

FRCOphth 2008


Manchester University Medical School


St Georges Hospital, London


Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham


Corneal and Refractive Surgery at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

Recognised as a specialist in corneal and refractive surgeon by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.


Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London

Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh


American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons

European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons

American Academy of Ophthalmologists


American Academy of Ophthalmologists

Royal College of Ophthalmologists


European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons

Royal Society of Medicine, London



Oxford Congress

UK & Eire Glaucoma Society Meeting

Procedures performed

Laser Eye Surgery


Lens Surgery 

Cataract, Refractive Lens Exchange (NuVu), Phakic IOL, Implantable Contact Lens, Piggyback IOLs,

Advanced IOLs and Laser optimisation after lens insertion, Iris-clip, iris sutured IOLs

Scleral fixated sutured posterior chamber intra-ocular lenses

Piggyback IOL to correct residual refractive error after previous cataract surgery

Presbyopia Surgery

KAMRA, Blended vision, Refractive Lens Exchange

Corneal Grafts

DSEK, DSAEK, DALK, Femtosecond DALK, PK, Femtosecond PK, ALTK


CXLink, Corneal Segments, LaserLink, Corneal Graft, Femtosecond Laser Assisted Corneal Graft

Corneal Surface 

Amniotic membrane, Pterygium surgery, PTK for Recurrent Erosion Syndrome and Band Keratopathy





In association with:
Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Greater Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust