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Area of Practice Ophthalmology
Specialist Interests

Oculoplastic (eyelid) surgery, lacrimal surgery, skin cancers, thyroid eye disease

Professional Profile

Mr Athwal joined Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust as a Consultant Ophthalmologist in 2019. After completing his ophthalmic specialist training in London and south east England, he undertook further sub-specialist fellowships in oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery at Maidstone and at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

His subspecialty interests include medical and surgical management of eyelid tumours, thyroid eye disease and the watery eye. He also provides cover for general ophthalmic emergencies.

He is enthusiastic about using technology to improve patient care and pioneered the use of video consultations for new and follow up patients in the Oculoplastic clinics at MTW. In April 2024 he was appointed as a Chief Clinical Information Officer for the Trust.

Mr Athwal is committed to training junior ophthalmologists and is an Educational Supervisor and Local Faculty Group member (Health Education Kent Surrey & Sussex).

His research interests include novel technologies in healthcare and patient reported outcomes of treatments, and he has several publications in international journals in these areas.