Saurabh Goyal

Consultant ophthalmic (eye) surgeon


Saurabh Goyal is a consultant eye surgeon.

Saurabh was appointed as a consultant in 2010 at Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup. In 2012 he became a consultant with a special interest in glaucoma at St Thomas' Hospital.

Education and training


  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth) - London, 2009
  • Membership of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (MRCOphth) - London, 2002
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (FRCS Ophthalmology), 2002
  • International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) final assessment - HQ, USA, 2000
  • Diplomate of the National Board of Examinations (DNB Ophthalmology) - New Delhi, India, 2000
  • Master of Surgery (Ophthalmology) - South Gujarat University, Surat, India, 1999
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) - MGM Medical College, Indore, India, 1996

Clinical training

  • Glaucoma Clinical Fellow, Moorfields Eye Hospital (2008-2009)
  • Cornea and External Disease Fellow, Moorfields Eye Unit at St Georges and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London (2007-2008)
  • Glaucoma Clinical Fellow, King's College Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital (2006-2007)
  • Specialist Registrar Ophthalmology, Birmingham and London (2003-2006)
  • Senior House Officer (Ophthalmology), south east Thames Training Programme, London (2001-2003)
  • Ophthalmology Resident then Registrar, New Civil Hospital, Surat, India (1997-2000)

Research interests

  • Laser, surgery and early diagnosis in glaucoma – Saurabh is an investigator for international multi-centre randomised glaucoma surgery trials.
  • Primary tube versus trabeculectomy (PTVT) study – Saurabh is one in only three specialists in the country who are part of this international trial.
  • Effectiveness in angle closure glaucoma of lens extraction (EAGLE) trial – this is a multi-centre, international trial to study the effectiveness of early lens extraction in patients with angle closure type of glaucoma as compared to laser treatment.
  • Treatment of advanced glacuoma (TAGS) – multicentric randomised trial of trabeculectomy surgery versus drops in patients with advanced glaucoma.
  • Aqueous dynamics studies in MIGS surgery – ongoing trial of various new glaucoma surgical devices to study how they affect fluidics in the eye.
  • PEACE trial – randomised controlled trial on effectiveness of trabeculectomy versus tube surgery with/without MMC in Afro-Caribbean patients


  • Educational supervisor award, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust (2019)
  • Treacher Collins prize, Royal College of Ophthalmologists for best video presentation, supervising author (2014)
  • Gold medal and award for the best overall research paper at the United Kingdom and Ireland Cataract and Refractive Society (UKISCRS) annual conference (2008)
  • Regional prize for the best audit presentation at south east Thames regional audit competition (2006)
  • Silver medal of The National Talent Search Contest, New Delhi
  • Second leading scorer in ophthalmology in the final university examination in the undergraduate medical course
  • Four gold medals at final high school (A-level equivalent) examinations for being the overall top student of the school and also getting the highest marks in science subjects

Last updated: March 2023

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