Dr. Ilango · FRCS(Ed) MRCOphth DOMBBS

Treating in Manchester

Dr Ilango was educated in Madras India, and did his medical training at one of the city's most prestigious teaching hospitals - the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital. Between 1984 and 1985 he gained valuable experience as House Officer.

Later In 1995 he joined the Stanley Medical College Madras, as Resident in Ophthalmology.

After qualifying with MBBS at Madras University in 1986, Dr Ilango joined Lions Eye Hospital and Corneal Grafting Centre in Bangalore as a Registrar in Ophthalmology.

In addition to delivering lectures to the general public, medical and nursing staff, Dr Ilango perfomed in the region of 2,000 cataract surgeries. He also attained his Diploma of Ophthalmology (DO).

In 1990 Dr Ilango made the decision to relocate to the UK, joining the Singleton Hospital Swansea as Senior House Officer in Ophthlamology. During 1991- 1995 he joined the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan as Senior House Officer.

In 1994 he obtained both FRCS(Ed) (Fellow Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) Scotland) and MRCOphth (Member of the Royal College of Ophthmalmologists

Between 1997 and 2000 Dr Ilango was Director of the Primary Eye Care Unit at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. A large teaching hospital with a dedicated day case ward, it offers one of the best oncular services in the UK, as well as surgical, medical retina, glaucoma, cornea, paediatric and excimer laser units.

Dr Ilango currently works at the Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust as a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, with specialist interest in cornea and external diseases.

Dr Ilango developed a sub-specialty interest in the cornea and refractive surgery, and trained at eminent centres, such as Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

He has performed more than 5000 laser refractive procedures and published numerous research papers.

Dr IIango joined Optimax in July 1996 and currently works at our Manchester clinic.