Pammal T Ashwin

MBBS MRCOphth(Lon) FRCSEd(Ophth) DMedEd
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon


  • General Ophthalmology
  • Advanced Cataract & Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Diseases (including AMD & Diabetic Retinopathy)
  • Glaucoma

Training In Ophthalmology


  • Whipps Cross University Hospital, London
  • Blackpool Victoria Hospital
  • Royal Liverpool University Hospital


  • West Midlands Deanery Higher Specialist Training programme at Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre followed by an advanced fellowship in diseases of the retina at the University hospitals Birmingham.

Professional Membership

  • General Medical Council (5186923)
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Midlands Ophthalmological Society

Research Interests

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Diseases

Journal Reviews

Presentations at International Meetings


Other Interests

  • Pammal lives with his wife and two children in Kettering. He is a keen swimmer and enjoys playing badminton.

Journal Reviews

Pammal Ashwin has peer-reviewed submissions of research articles for the following journals

  • British Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Clinical Ophthalmology
  • European Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism and Toxicology
  • Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Journal of Refractive Surgery
  • Journal of Medical Case Reports
  • Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry


  • Comparing the glycemic control of patients with severe diabetic macular oedema against the NICE Guidance. EURETINA, Copenhagen, September 2016.
  • Novel technique for laser posterior capsulotomy in capsular bag distension syndrome. SOE, Copenhagen, June 2013.
  • Ratio of Central Subfield Thickness and Central Average Thickness – Correlation with visual acuity and Comparison in Diabetic Macular Edema after Sub-Tenon’s injections of Triamcinolone, SOE, Copenhagen, June 2013
  • Ganglion Cell Analysis in patients with maculopathy due to retinal venous occlusion treated with Ozurdex, SOE, Copenhagen, June 2013
  • Successful late flap revision after myopic LASIK. British Society of Refractive Surgeons, Oxford, July 2008.
  • Accelerated radiation retinopathy with adjunctive Cisplatin treatment. World Ophthalmology Congress, Hong Kong, July 2008.
  • Accelerated radiation retinopathy: does concurrent Cisplatin increase the risk ? VII International Conference on Head & Neck Cancer, San Francisco, July 2008.
  • 1-year results of a service for wet AMD: Is “fast-tracking” the way forward? Joint Congress of Societas Ophtalmologica Europæa (SOE) /American Academy of Ophthalmologists (AAO). Vienna, Austria, June 2007.
  • The refractive effect of reversed implantation of angled-haptic lens implants. Annual Congress of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Birmingham, May 2007.
  • The effect of Relative Spectacle Magnification (RSM) on perimetry. International Glaucoma Symposium, Athens, Greece, March 2007.
  • Pilomatrixoma: A reminder (clinical and histo-pathological similarity to Basal Cell Carcinoma) EVER 2004-European Association for Vision and Eye Research, Algarve, Portugal. September, 2004.
  • How can we better our Fluorescein Angiography Services? I International South-East European Congress of Ophthalmology & II Conference on Prevention of Blindness, Vision 2020, Bosnia, May 2004.
  • Patient awareness in chronic glaucoma. Annual Congress of the Royal College Ophthalmologists, Birmingham, May 2003.


  • Ashwin PT, Mohamed S. Representative data remains the key for national benchmarks. Eye 2010; 24(7):1298.
  • Ashwin PT, Mehta P, Tailor R, McDonnell PJ. Challenges in the management of ocular snake-bite injuries. International Ophthalmology 2010; 30(6):633-5.
  • Ashwin PT, McDonnell PJ. Collagen cross linkage: a comprehensive review and directions for future research. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2009; 94(8):965-70.
  • Ashwin PT, Shah S, Wolffhson JS. Advances in cataract surgery. Clinical and Experimental Optometry. 2009; 92(4): 333-42.
  • Ashwin PT, Shah S, Pushpoth S, Wehbeh L, Ilango B. The relationship of central corneal thickness (CCT) to thinnest central cornea (TCC) in healthy adults. Contact lens and anterior eye 2009; 32(2): 64-7.
  • Ashwin PT, Chalioulias K, Savant VV, McDonnell PJ. Refractive effect of reversed implantation of angled haptic lens implants. Ophthalmic Research 2009; 41(4): 230-232.
  • Ashwin PT, Ilango B. Intraocular lens power calculation after refractive surgery. Eyenews 2008; 15(2): 10-13.
  • Paul A, Pammal Ashwin. Ocular Parasitosis: a rare cause of hypertensive uveitis. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology 2008; 56(6): 501-2.
  • Ashwin PT, Tsaloumas MD. Complex visual hallucinations (Charles Bonnet Syndrome) in the hemianopic field after occipital infarction. Journal of the Neurological Sciences 2007; 263(1-2): 184-6.
  • Ashwin PT, Mirza S, Ajithkumar N, Tsaloumas M. Iatrogenic central retinal artery occlusion during treatment for epistaxis. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2007; 91(1): 122-3.
  • Ashwin PT, Sivaraj RR, Wehbeh L. Papilloedema or pseudopapilloedema? CT Scan to the rescue! Postgraduate Medical Journal. 2006; 82:580.
  • Ashwin PT, Tambe K, Quinlan M. Hyphaema following peribulbar anaesthesia in Fuch’s heterochromic uveitis. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 2006; 17(2): 144-5.
  • Quah SA, Usmani H, Ashwin P and Kyle G. An interesting case of flecked retina: Sjogren Larsson syndrome. Eyenews 2006; 12(6): 44.
  • Ashwin PT, Quinlan M. Interpreting binasal hemianopia: The importance of ocular examination. European Journal of Internal Medicine 2006; 17(2): 144-145.
  • Kaye SB, Chen SI, Price G, Kaye LC, Noonan C, Tripathi A, Ashwin P, Cota N, Clark D, Butcher J. Combined optical and atropine penalization for the treatment of strabismic and anisometropic amblyopia. Journal of American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus 2002; 6(5): 289-93.
  • Parekh U, Ashwin P, Thind G. Single injection peribulbar anaesthesia: total upper eyelid drop as an endpoint marker. Anaesthesia 2001; 56(5): 501.
  • Ashwin PT, Mahmood S, Pollock WST. Sphenoid sinus mucocoele mimicking aneurysmal oculomotor nerve palsy. Eye 2001; 15(1): 108-110.
  • Ashwin PT, Mahmood S, Naylor G. Gold dust retinopathy. Eyenews 2000; 6(6): 62.