Name and Position

Mr Narman Puvanachandra

Contact Details

Main Telephone Number:01603 288374 Secretary


Department page: Opthalmology                 

Specialities: Paediatric Ophthalmology, Adult Strabismus, Cataract Surgery               

Secretary: Samantha Block  (

Degrees & Universities: MB BChir MA FRCOphth, Cambridge University 1994-1999 (Triple 1st Class Honours)

Current membership(s) of professional National and Regional bodies: Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmology

GMC number: 4673918

Professional Expertise: I am the only Paediatric Ophthalmologist and Adult Strabismologist covering a very large catchment area including tertiary referral. I have trained in Cambridge, Southampton and Vancouver where I did a fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. I also perform large volumes of adult cataract surgery (over 350 cases a year with less than 0.1%complication rate). Programme Director for Postgrauate Ophthalmology in the East of England (as of June 2015), Medico-legal advisor to the Parliamentary Ombudsman,Associate Professor in Paediatric Ophthalmology for St.George’s University, Grenada,Lecturer to Midwives, Neonatal nurses, Paediatricians, Optometrists, Orthoptists, and Medical students.  Research projects and Journal Reviewer.

Personal Profile:  I enjoy spending time with my 3 children and also playing the piano, cricket, football and tennis.