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Manoj V. Parulekar
Ophthalmic Surgeon
MS, FRCS (Ophth) Ed, FRCOphth, DNB

Mr. Parulekar is a consultant ophthalmologist at the Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital and the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. Mr Parulekar trained in Mumbai, Oxford and Toronto and was appointed to his consultant position in 2007.

Mr. Parulekar treats a wide range of childhood eye conditions including squints (strabismus), paediatric cataracts and glaucoma, oculoplastics (eyelid surgery) and neuro-ophthalmology, ocular oncology, and external eye diseases. He is an expert in assessment and treatment of adult squints and neuro-ophthalmic disorders.

Mr Parulekar has private clinics in Oxford, Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield, and receives referrals from all over the UK and Europe.

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Mr. Parulekar has delivered over 120 invited lectures and conducted 20 international workshops in Europe, the USA, Canada, Asia, South America, and Africa. He has published over 50 papers in journals, written 14 book chapters, and co-authored a textbook- Lecture Notes in Ophthalmology. He holds 10 research grants including Wellcome Trust, Fight for Sight, and MRC UK. Mr. Parulekar is Section Editor for the journal Eye of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Advisory Board member, Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. He has been visiting professor in Ottawa, Canada, and Wills Eye Hospital, USA, and has delivered named lectures in the USA and Canada, including the prestigious Crawford lecture at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.

Mr Parulekar was awarded a National Excellence Award by the Department of Health, UK for his contributions to the NHS. He is a Trustee of Sightsavers International, Treasurer of Oxford Ophthalmological Congress, and Member of Paediatric, Academic and International Medical Graduates Committees of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

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Assessment & surgery for children’s eye problems

Treatment for double vision

Small incision squint surgery (children and adults)

Adjustable squint surgery

Medicolegal consultations & reports


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  • Squints
  • Refractive Error
  • Droopy Eyelids (ptosis)
  • Watery Eyes (Blocked Tear Ducts)
  • Eyelid Lumps/Cysts
  • Sore Eyes
  • Blepharitis
  • Double Vision
  • Allergic Eye Disease
  • Small Incision Squint Surgery
  • Adjustable Squint Surgery
  • Complex Squint Surgery
  • Ptosis (Droopy Eyelid Surgery)
  • Lacrimal (Tear Duct) Surgery
  • Eyelid Cysts
  • Childhood Cataract Surgery


Our Team

Manoj V Parulekar
Manoj V Parulekar
Consultant Ophthalmologist
Bethan Sweetman
Bethan Sweetman
Caroline Dodridge
Caroline Dodridge
Laura Ramm
Laura Ramm
Monica Clare
Monica Clare
Hilary Wager
Hilary Wager

Conditions treated and special expertise

Squint surgery

Mr Parulekar has expertise in the management of disorders such as Duane syndrome, Brown syndrome, and Congenital Fibrosis syndromes.

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Mr Parulekar provides a comprehensive service for disorders of the tear sac and ducts, performing simple and complex surgery.

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Corneal neurotisation

Mr Parulekar was the first eye surgeon in the UK to perform a corneal neurotisation procedure in 2015.

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News, Press Articles, Blogs

Couple diagnose child’s cataracts – because their dog had the same condition

A COUPLE diagnosed their young daughter’s cataracts – because their pet dog suffered the same condition…

Birthmarks near the eye can affect the development of children’s vision. Consultant Ophthalmologist, Manoj Parulekar discusses when to refer a child to an ophthalmologist and the different treatments available.

A haemangioma is the most common type of birthmark…

Miracle patient turns 21

Kathryn Cartwright turned 21 on 21st January, a landmark birthday she couldn’t wait to celebrate with her family

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