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Dr Gaurav Bhardwaj

Dr Gaurav Bhardwaj

Vitreoretinal & Medical Retina Specialist


Dr Gaurav Bhar is an ophthalmologist who specialises in the surgical and medical management of disorders of the retina and vitreous.

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About Me

Dr Gaurav Bhardwaj is a Vitreoretinal Surgeon and Medical Retina Specialist. He studied Medicine at the University of Newcastle and then subsequently completed a PhD at the University of New South Wales. This involved detailed research in the area of retinal haemorrhages in children and he was awarded a research grant from the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation. Dr Bhardwaj then undertook specialist training in Ophthalmology in the Sydney Eye Hospital network for 4 years.

After general ophthalmic training, Dr Bhardwaj completed 2 years of Fellowship training in Medical Retina and Uveitis and then Vitreoretinal Surgery at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) in Melbourne, the largest Retinal Unit in Australia. During this period, he developed considerable expertise in the diagnosis and management of the full range of retinal and vitreous disorders, complicated cataract surgery (including sutureless scleral fixated lenses) and ocular trauma.

Following this he migrated with his family to Europe and worked at the world renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, the largest eye hospital in Europe, where he was a senior Vitreoretinal Fellow for 1 year. At Moorfields, Dr Bhardwaj managed adult and paediatric patients from all over the United Kingdom and Europe with complex vitreoretinal disorders and further refined his surgical and diagnostic skills. He was also exposed to the latest research in the areas of retinal gene therapy, retinal pigment epithelial stem cell treatment and the artificial retina.

Dr Bhardwaj has continued his research interest with ongoing publications into major scientific journals. He also maintains his knowledge of the latest research in his field by being a reviewer for major scientific journals. He is involved in training registrars and retinal fellows in ophthalmic and vitreoretinal surgery.

Dr Bhardwaj prides himself on providing the best possible outcomes for his patients. His professionalism is reflected by the numerous written compliments he has received from extremely grateful patients he has helped along the way.

Areas of expertise

  • BMed, Newcastle
  • PhD, University of New South Wales
  • Fellow, Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO)
  • Member, Australian & New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists
Surgical Training & Research
  • Ophthalmology & Ophthalmic Surgery Fellowship, Sydney Eye Hospital, Sydney (4 Years)
  • Fellowship in Medical Retina and Uveitis, Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH), Melbourne (2 Years)
  • Senior Vitreoretinal Fellow, Medical Retinal & Vitreoretinal Surgery, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London (1 Year)
Areas of Expertise
  • Macular diseases
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Macular swelling
  • Macular holes
  • Epiretinal membranes
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Retinal vascular disorders
  • Retinal tears
  • Retinal detachments
  • Vitreous and retinal bleeding
  • Cataract surgery
  • Dislocated lenses
  • Ocular trauma
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At Retina Consultants we strive to provide the highest possible standard of care at all times, to all our patients.

Our eye doctors are assisted by a highly professional and caring staff, including retina-trained orthoptists and nurse, and an experienced medical reception staff.

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