Mr Saruban Pasu BSc (Hons) MBBS MD(Res) FRCOphth is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (Eastbourne & Bexhill) and Sussex Premier Health. As part of his commitment to education he is a Royal College of Ophthalmologists College examiner and member of the Surgical Skills Faculty, where he teaches junior ophthalmologists how to operate.
His London based private practice operates through King Edward VII's Hospital, Marylebone. King Edward VII’s Hospital has a long-held tradition of being ‘by invitation only’, hand-picking the consultants who are granted practising privileges to treat their patients.
Mr Pasu is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Royal Society of Medicine. He is also a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers and has been awarded the freedom of the City of London.
Mr Pasu completed his schooling at the prestigious Perse School, Cambridge and graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine in London. His extensive and comprehensive ophthalmology training was in London, namely at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Imperial College. Mr Pasu was selected to complete his subspecialty training in Medical Retina at Moorfields Eye Hospital. During this time he developed a keen interest in complex cataract surgery and took an active and passionate role in teaching junior eye surgeons. He spent two years of his training fully dedicated to research at Moorfields Eye Hospital London and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, which led to the award of a postgraduate doctorate degree MD(Res). His research has made it possible for patients to make a more informed decision regarding macular hole surgery and is applicable on an international scale.
His areas of expertise include Cataract Surgery with intraocular lens insertion. Privately he is able to use Premium intraocular lenses to reduce the need for reading and distance glasses following the surgery. Other interests include managing disorders of the Retina including vein occlusions, diabetes and age related macular degeneration. He is able to perform Retinal and YAG laser, as well as Intravitreal injections. He has a strong academic interest and has presented his work at international meetings.
Awards and Positions
- Clinical Excellence Award for services to his local NHS trust.
- "Fight for Sight "Small Grant award for his research.
- Award recipient at the Sixth NIHR Infrastructure Doctoral Research Training Camp.
- Letter of commendation from Imperial College London for his teaching contributions.
He is the founder of The Guru Projects Foundation which is a non profit charitable organisation, created to address the problem of avoidable blindness in those with poor access to healthcare.
Mr Pasu is an approved provider of CET points for opticians and optometrists and genuinely enjoys the teaching sessions, always with fantastic feedback.
He is the Medical Advisory Committee Ophthalmology representative at Sussex Premier Health, responsible for ensuring the team continue to provide the highest quality service. He currently supports the England Rugby Team Doctors with specialist ophthalmology input and care when necessary.
Mr Pasu is the Clinical Lead for the Diabetic Eye Screening Programme for East Sussex, and has overall clinical responsibility and accountability for the entire programme. He has regular meetings with NHS England representatives to ensure all diabetics receive the highest level of eye care.
He is a Senior Lecturer for King's College London, and enjoys being a surgical trainer for junior doctors. He is also an interviewer for GKT School of Medicine.
He is the Royal Collage of Ophthalmologists Regional Educational Lead for GP training and is committed to his role as an educator.
Prior to moving to south coast with his wife and two young children, he was a Consultant Ophthalmologist for Imperial College in London, specialising in Cataract surgery and disorders of the Retina.
Mr Pasu has been described as a compassionate, forward thinking and safe surgeon who prides himself on the high quality of his work.