About The Sight Clinic in London

As a young girl, I witnessed my grandmother losing her sight from diabetic eye disease. This was my earliest experience of the distress that a person can suffer from developing visual problems, such as AMD or cataract.

If you have been experiencing problems with your sight or if you have recently been diagnosed with a disorder affecting your eyes, I will provide comprehensive care using evidence-based medicine. I will guide you and your family through the uncertainty that accompanies any problem with your eyes, from diagnosis to treatment.

I have chosen only to work in centres that utilise the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology, to provide all of my patients with the latest investigations, surgical techniques and medical therapy options that are available.

The treatment of medical retina diseases has been revolutionised by the development of new drugs and technologies. I provide the full portfolio of treatments available. These are available as one-stop clinics for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of urgent macular diseases, such as wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Most patients can be reassured the same day.

Professional Profile:

Miss Sivagnanavel is a Consultant Ophthalmic surgeon at the Royal Eye Unit. She is the Lead Medical Retina Consultant at Kingston Hospital and has developed one of the largest AMD services in London. She specialises in diseases of the retina, general ophthalmic disorders and advanced cataract surgery.

She received a Clinical Excellence Award in 2014.

Miss Sivagnanavel was educated at Wimbledon High School and subsequently qualified from Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, where she won a Special Trustees Award.

Her specialist ophthalmic training was at London’s Kings College Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital. She was awarded a Doctorate in Medicine (MD) from the University of London for her research work on age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinal imaging. She is still active in research and has published in peer review journals and presented at international conferences in Europe and the United States of America.

Miss Sivagnanavel is an experienced clinician and surgeon. Having completed her higher specialist training and two medical retina fellowships at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, she was selected for the prestigious Darzi Fellowship in healthcare management in 2010.

She is a keen supporter of many charities including Sight Savers and has volunteered internationally in eye camps.

Miss Sivagnanavel is registered with the General Medical Council and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London. She is also a member of several medical societies including the European Society of Retina Specialists and The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

Practice Manager: Isobel Gilbert

Your care starts and stops with the administration team, managed by Isobel Gilbert. As an experienced PA and administrator, Isobel has worked and assisted several senior private medical consultants. She feels passionately that the care received by the patients is far more than excellent medical care but should be echoed throughout the whole experience, from the first call to the last written communication. Isobel and her team will ensure that you receive all the support you need to help you through your journey to better health.