About Susmito Biswas

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Mr Biswas Lifeline Express Charity ChinaQualifications:

BSc Hons, (1989), MB BS (1992), FRCOphth (1996)


  • Medical School: St Bartholomew's Hospital, London (1986-1992), Winner of the Ernest Withers Prize in Ophthalmology 1992
  • Ophthalmology training at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (1994-2002)
  • Ocular Genetic research fellowship 1999-2000, including a 3 month visiting research fellowship at the Jules Gonin Ophthalmic Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Paediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship, Great Ormond Street Hospital and King's College Hospital (2001-2002).

Special Interests:

Mr Biswas has over 22 years’ experience in ophthalmology and for the last 15 years he has specialized in children’s eye problems, developing unparalleled expertise in:

  • Strabismus / lazy eye
  • Paediatric Corneal and External Disease
  • Paediatric Corneal Transplantation
  • Developmental abnormalities of the front of the eye
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Congenital and Developmental Glaucoma
  • Inherited eye diseases

Current role:

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist - Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, with a specialist interest in paediatric ophthalmology since 2002.
  • Clinical Lead for Paediatric Ophthalmology
  • Chair of the Paediatric sub-committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists since 2019

Other positions held:

  • Clinical Head of Division, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, 2012-2018
  • North West Representative on the Council of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (2009-2012)
  • North West Representative on the Paediatric sub-committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (2016-2018)
  • Paediatric representative on the Ocular Tissue Transplant sub-committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists since 2015
  • North West lead for Retinopathy of Prematurity to the Greater Manchester Neonatal Network


Mr Biswas has established:

  • A popular and highly sought after paediatric ophthalmology training fellowship.
  • Paediatric corneal transplantation service
  • Multidisciplinary clinics in paediatric cornea, ocular allergy and retinal disease

He is also:

  • A contributor to national guidelines for Retinopathy of Prematurity Screening and Treatment in the UK
  • Author or co-author of over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals plus chapters in textbooks.
  • Nominated for a national award for developing the Retinopathy of Prematurity Screening Service in Manchester
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