Ms Rupal Morjaria
Ms Rupal Morjaria is a Consultant Ophthalmologist specialising in medical retina, including diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration and hereditary eye disease. Her NHS base is at the regional ophthalmic centre, the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre. She is a University of Birmingham graduate who trained in Ophthalmology within the West Midlands Deanery. She received specialist Fellowship training in Medical Retina at the renowned John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where she gained her experience in using intravitreal therapies and laser treatment to treat a full range of medical retinal disorders including diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration. Her postgraduate doctorate (PhD) was jointly awarded by University College London and Oxford University and studied the “Impact of Ocular Disease on Circadian Rhythms”. She worked as a consultant ophthalmologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham before her appointment to the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre.
Ms Rupal Morjaria treats patients with a full range of eye problems, but particularly subspecialises in those with diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, uveitis and hereditary eye diseases. She was a researcher in the largest clinical trial of central serous retinopathy (the PLACE trial), that found new and effective treatments for the condition. She has worked in the national rare disease clinics for Bardet Biedl, Von Hippel Lindau, Alstrom, Punctate Inner Choroidopathy (PIC) and Behçet’s clinics in Birmingham and was appointed as lead clinician for the regional West Midlands ocular genetics service. She is a well-respected scientist with a strong record of peer-reviewed scientific publication on medical retinal treatments. Outside of medicine, she relaxes by swimming, cooking, travelling and spending quality time with her family.