Carly is a qualified registered nurse with additional training as an ophthalmic nurse. She has also had training as a nurse specialist for conditions affecting the external eye such as Dry Eye disease (DED), blepharitis management and managing patients with symptoms of watery eye or gritty eye symptoms.
She has an interest eye and facial aesthetics and provides various therapies for skin rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction.
Laura is a qualified registered nurse with additional training as an ophthalmic nurse. She has over 10 years’ experience in ophthalmic nursing and is very familiar with all the different needs of patients with eye problems.
As well as knowing how to give clear explanations to patients and keeping them well informed, she is also skilled in other extended roles such as performing eye scans, intravitreal injections, assisting with eye surgery and glaucoma monitoring.
Jenny commenced her nursing career in 1975. After obtaining a master’s degree at Birmingham University in 1995 she spent years advancing nursing practice in the medical retina sub-speciality. She has a keen interest in research and has worked on many research studies both in the fields of corneal diseases and medical retinal disorders.
In early 2000, Jenny took her clinical experience to work in the pharmaceutical industry where she gained extensive experience before returning to the NHS in 2005 to continue specialising in Medical retinal diseases.
Jenny was among the early cohort of specialist macula nurses involved in intravitreal injections for macular degeneration. She has carried out many thousands of intravitreal injections and has also been involved in training many new nurses in this role. She was involved in research projects and clinical trials developing new treatments for macular degeneration as part of national and international multicentre clinical trial projects.
Following a long stint as specialist nurse practitioner in macular diseases at the Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, Jenny moved on to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital as a macular specialist nurse practitioner. In both hospitals, Jenny held very senior roles and was involved in independently diagnosing and treating macular degeneration and is one of the most experienced and senior ophthalmic nurse practitioners in the country.
She has represented the Royal College of nursing on NICE appraisals for retinal treatments, presented many papers at international meetings and is co-author on a number of publications.
Jenny brings her vast experience as one of the most experienced and senior ophthalmic nurse practitioners in the country to Paragon Clinic where she is a Consultant Nurse Specialist and Matron.
Mr. Yadav (MBChB (Hons), BMedSci Neuroscience (Hons), FRCOphth) qualified as a doctor in 2010 having received a University scholarship. He completed his ophthalmology training in the Northwest including advanced oculoplastics training and high-volume cataract surgery. He has also undertaken an intense training fellowship in oculoplastic and orbital surgery at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.
He has published many articles in respected journals covering a wide variety of ophthalmology subspecialties. He has also presented his research at several international conferences. He is an invited reviewer for a number of journals including the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Mr Yadav continuously reviews and audits his work to ensure he maintains a high professional standard.
As well as his private work, Mr Yadav is a full-time consultant ophthalmologist specialising in oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery in the NHS. He is also in charge of the emergency eye care services at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. He takes an active role in the training of medical students, junior doctors and allied professionals. In addition, he has taught cataract and oculoplastic surgery techniques to junior eye surgeons.
Mr. Yadav has a passion for perfection, and for cosmetic eyelid surgery at Paragon Clinic, you are in the best of hands.
As a highly experienced Consultant ophthalmologist and Glaucoma specialist at the University Hospital of North Midlands, Stoke on Trent, Mrs Ranjit has been leading the glaucoma service since 2010. She provides a tertiary level glaucoma service for patients in the North Midlands and Shropshire. As part of her clinical practice, she sees and manages the most complex and advanced glaucoma patients.
She has developed and perfected a vast array of different techniques, which include the most recent advances such as laser treatments to manage glaucoma. She is an expert in surgical procedures like the iStent, trabeculectomy and non-penetrating glaucoma procedures, namely viscocanalostomy and deep sclerectomy with excellent outcomes.
Trained in Corneal Surgery at the world-famous Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and with many tens of thousands of excimer laser procedures (LASIK AND LASEK) under his belt since 1996, Mr. Ilango is the go-to specialist if you are looking for the best laser vision correction surgery in the UK.
Paragon Clinic is privileged to work with Mr. Ilango for to provide bespoke and personalised Laser Vision correction consultations and world class state of the art laser treatments.
Prior to fellowship training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Mr. Ilango completed the Higher Ophthalmic Specialist Training Programme in the West Midlands. He also trained at St Paul’s Eye Unit in Liverpool and the Leicester Royal Infirmary.
Mr. Ilango has experience in all aspects of Laser refractive surgery including LASIK, LASEK, femtosecond laser, etc and with numerous publications and clinical experience, he is considered an authority in this field.
Mr. Ilango is certified as a Refractive Surgeon with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He is also an NHS consultant specialising in corneal transplants and other corneal surgeries at the Royal Wolverhampton Hosptals NHS Trust. He is also the Medical Director at Optimax.
Professor Niro Narendran is Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, with an interest in Medical Retina at the Wolverhampton and Midland Counties Eye Infirmary. She is also the Training Programme Director at the School of Ophthalmology, Health Education England West Midlands. In addition, she holds the position of Honorary Professor at the School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham.
After qualifying in Medicine from the University of London, Prof. Narendran completed her MD from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and also underwent Higher Ophthalmic Surgical training in the West Midlands.
She is a specialist in Medical retinal diseases and leads the wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration Service at the Wolverhampton and Midland Counties Eye Infirmary which is one of the busiest units in the West Midlands
Having been a Royal College of Ophthalmologists Tutor for 5 years Prof. Narendran was appointed as Training Programme Director for the School of Ophthalmology, and then as Head of School of Ophthalmology at the Health Education West Midlands training the next generation of eye consultants.
Prof. Narendran has more than 50 publications in major international journals and is considered an authority in macular diseases.
Mr. Gregory Ho-Yen is a full-time Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. He undertook his post-graduate training in the London and Cambridge Deaneries, before completing Fellowships at Barts and Moorfields.
His speciality areas include Vitreoretinal Surgery, complex cataracts and severe ocular trauma and he is the lead Consultant for the Eye Emergency Department at the Wolverhampton Eye Infirmary. He is actively involved in teaching programmes for Training Ophthalmologists as well as Nurses and Optometrists and is keen participant in clinical research.
Richard Dias developed an interest in Hand and Upper Limb Surgery very early in his career while doing Plastic Surgery as an Intern in 1990. After his basic surgical training he completed his Specialist Training on the Birmingham Orthopaedic Training Programme. He went on to do a Hand Fellowship at the Pulvertaft Hand Centre under the mentorship of Professor Frank Burke, followed by an Upper Limb Fellowship and finally took up post as a Consultant Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Limb Surgeon in Wolverhampton.
During his hand fellowship he had the opportunity to work with Professor F Burke and Dr M. Garcia-Elias, both of whom are internationally renowned for their contributions to the development of hand and wrist surgery.
As a consultant he continuously attempts to update his knowledge and techniques thereby giving the best possible care to his patients. As a consultant he has travelled around Europe to learn and evaluate new techniques in hand and upper limb surgery, that he could offer his patients. As a visiting surgeon he has spent time with Dr S O’Driscoll (elbow surgery) at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA, Professor O Levy (shoulder surgery) at the Reading Shoulder Unit and Professor Lennard Funk (shoulder surgery) in Manchester.
He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham and the Clinical Lead for orthopaedic undergraduate education at his institution. He also mentors physiotherapists for their MSc degree. He is very involved in teaching and education and participates as faculty in undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
He is a perfectionist by nature and tailor-makes his treatment and rehabilitation to his patients needs so as to give them the best possible outcome. This becomes increasingly important in the treatment and rehabilitation of elite athletes where their sporting requirements and training schedules demand an accelerated phase of rehabilitation following surgery.
As a director and co-founder of Paragon Clinic, Mr. Manoj brings a lot of clinical and administrative experience from his role as an NHS consultant ophthalmologist at the Royal Wolverhampton hospitals NHS trust since 2004. He then went into full time private practice with a vision of providing bespoke and personalised care for his patients.
Mr. Manoj currently practices high volume cataract surgery and refractive lens surgery, and childrens eye diseases including recent advances in myopia management
Mr. Manoj is on the panel of examiners at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and is also a microsurgical skills trainer.
As previous clinical lead for ophthalmology at the Cannock Eye Centre and as lead for paediatric ophthalmology services at Wolverhampton, Mr. Manoj brings in the experience and skills needed to work with the Care Quality commission (CQC) as Paragon Clinic’s registered manager to set high clinical and safety standards to provide a service that is caring, safe, effective, responsive and well led.
As a director and co-founder of Paragon Clinic, Professor Yang brings in a wealth of clinical, academic and administrative experience from the numerous positions he has held throughout his career.
He has been a full-time consultant ophthalmologist and retinal specialist at Royal Wolverhampton Hospital NHS Trust since 1998. He has extensive experience in general ophthalmology but also sub-specializes in conditions affecting the retina such as macular degeneration, central serous retinopathy, vascular occlusions, diabetic retinopathy, uveitis, genetic retinal problems, and complex eye conditions.
He is very enthusiastic in clinical research and training for which he is internationally acclaimed. Currently he has published over 130 scientific papers and is actively involved with cataract surgery teaching programme for trainee ophthalmologists at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton.
Professor Yang’s involvement in academics and research and his previous role as clinical director of ophthalmology at the Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS trust is an asset to Paragon Clinic in setting high clinical standards for the organization.
Mr Balaggan specialises in state of-the-art modern micro-incision sutureless vitrectomy surgery. He provides completely comprehensive surgical and laser treatment of complex and routine retinal detachments and tears, floaters, Macular holes, Epiretinal membranes, Vitreomacular traction and diabetic retinal detachments.
Mr Balaggan is unique in being one of exceptionally few surgeons that have completed not just 2 years of prestigious high-volume Fellowships in Vitreoretinal Surgery, but also 2 years of sub-specialist Fellowship training in Medical Retina, all at the internationally renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. This was in addition to his general training, which was also predominantly based at this Centre of Excellence and one of the world’s top Eye Hospitals. He also obtained a PhD from University College London (ranked in the top 5 universities globally) and has been awarded numerous prizes recognising his contribution to advancing frontiers in ophthalmology and for his teaching excellence (see research).
He is considered an expert in retinal medicine and surgery and has often been invited to lecture both nationally and internationally, teaching other retinal specialists.
Mr Thomas Jenyon is a consultant eye surgeon at Paragon Clinic and an NHS consultant ophthalmologist at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. He specialises in micro-incision cataract and lens surgery, as well as corneal and external eye disease. His cataract expertise includes complex cases, patients with previous laser refractive surgery, astigmatism and the use of premium lenses to reduce spectacle dependence.
He trained at University College London where he qualified with distinction, and within the West Midlands. He gained membership to the Royal College of Physicians and is a Fellow at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. His work on refractive outcomes has been recognised by national and international prizes.
For his contribution to medical education in the West Midlands he has received the Recognising Excellence in Medical Education award twice and continues to teach cataract and corneal surgery to the next generation of corneal surgeons at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
He takes time to listen to patients needs and helps guide them through the different choices available to them, whether it be cataract, lens or laser surgery.