Consultant ophthalmic surgeon
Professor Sai Kolli is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. He was appointed in 2011 and is the lead consultant for cornea, cataract and refractive surgery at University Hospitals Birmingham.
He is the designated consultant for dealing with highly complex cataract surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He has expertise in managing cataracts in patients with high refractive errors (short sight and long sight), astigmatism and presbyopia and is one of the most experienced surgeons in the use of premium lenses including toric, trifocal and extended depth of field lens implants. He is also highly experienced in refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK, LASEK, ICL and RLE).
Professor Kolli studied medicine at the University of Cambridge where he graduated with First Class honours. He started his Ophthalmology career over 20 years ago and has trained in some of the most prestigious units in the UK. He completed 3 years of academic research in the field of corneal stem cell biology culminating in the award of a PhD in 2009. Professor Kolli is one of the few consultants who has been fellowship trained in multiple specialities including cornea and external eye disease as well as cataract and refractive surgery. He completed his specialist training at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital where he started as a consultant in 2010. In 2011, he moved to Birmingham to head up the corneal department at University Hospitals Birmingham where he provides a tertiary referral service for cornea and cataract.
Professor Kolli is a national expert in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery and teaches and lectures across the UK and internationally. He was recently appointed as an honorary professor at Aston University.