Mr Sai Kolli joined Optegra Eye Hospital in 2012 as a consultant ophthalmic surgeon who specialises in cataract surgery, corneal and refractive surgery, as well as corneal and external eye diseases.
He graduated from Cambridge University with first-class honours and undertook his medical training at the university shortly after. After serving as house officer and as a senior house officer in neurosurgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, he went on to serve as an ophthalmology senior house officer and demonstrator for the Department of Ophthalmology at Sheffield University. He then completed his basic ophthalmic surgical training at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, followed by higher surgical training in Leeds. He completed specialist corneal training in Leeds and in Newcastle. In 2006, Mr Kolli was awarded the certificate of completion of training in Ophthalmology, after which he studied for a PhD in corneal stem cell biology.
He then undertook and finished his further specialist training with a corneal fellowship and locum consultant ophthalmologist position at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. In 2009, he was awarded a PhD in corneal stem cell biology and its therapeutic application.
M. Kolli is currently a consultant ophthalmologist at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust which is based at the renowned Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where he provides a tertiary referral corneal service. He has a special interest in complex cataract surgery, refractive surgery, and corneal and external eye disease which includes all forms of corneal transplantation and anterior segment reconstructions.
Mr. Kolli has actively published, lectured, and taught in his field of expertise and is qualified to use the LENSARTM femtosecond laser technology for cataract and Clarivu or RLE procedures.
His professional memberships include the following:
- Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCO)
- American Academy of Ophthalmologists (AAO)
- European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS)
- Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
- Medical Contact Lens and Ocular Surface Association (MCLOSA)
- British Medical Association (BMA)